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2008 | The year in movies

The year's best shook our complacency

On screen over the past 12 months the most exciting leading man was a robot, presidential politics offered a yawn and a whimper, and entertainment was serious business

''THE EDGE OF HEAVEN'' ''THE EDGE OF HEAVEN''
By Wesley Morris
Globe Staff / December 28, 2008

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It would have been tough for the movies to top reality in 2008. Where this year was actually momentous, exciting, and strange, the movies often settled for being merely solemn - which was neither enlightening nor entertaining. The super-successful "The Dark Knight" was solemn, but it was also fun, something increasingly, distressingly absent from the year-end movie-going season. If a ... (Full article: 1855 words)

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