Best films of 2009
Film Editor Paul Dale's Top films of the year
The White Ribbon
Strange events in a small German village before World War One.
Che Part One and Part Two
Brilliant two-part biopic of revolutionary hero Che Guevara by US filmmaker Steven Soderbergh.
Dance and sex on an Essex estate from director Andrea Arnold (Red Road).
Mickey Rourke in moving swansong to fictional wrestler.
Lyrical and violent biopic of psychotic prisoner Charles Bronson.
Let the Right One In
Transgender vampires and sub zero temperatures in brilliant Swedish horror.
Not Quite Hollywood
Documentary paean to Australia 1970s and 1980s exploitation cinema.
The plights of two economic migrants heading East and West respectively as painted through the photorealist eye of Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Dog Days Seidl.
Education French style in withering portrait of the compromises of modern day teaching in the country’s capital.
Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno
Documentary feature about the making of unfinished experimental thriller L’Enfer by the French Hitchcock Henri-Georges Clouzot.