A sweeping summation of 2008 movies by Neoavant’s Matt Shapiro. I don’t know, man. An awful lot of flying (or falling) bodies, explosions, and people who got punched. Don’t we need to consider (i.e., pay more attention to) the calmer, quieter stuff? I feel there’s too much emphasis on Baz Luhrman‘s Australia in this piece, and nowhere near enough clips of Che. But it made me feel half-good, this thing. 2008 had its share of moments.

Last year Shapiro assembled a first-rate assemblage called “2007: A Year for Drama.”