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2008 | The Year in Movies

Year's best films were full of unlikely heroes

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

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By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / December 28, 2008

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In a year of darkness and hope, the movies struggled to keep up. Things fell apart, the economic center didn't hold, the man least expected to win the presidency at the start of the year created a narrative of historical inevitability that just grew and grew and grew. The most engrossing drama I witnessed in 2008 may have been at ... (Full article: 2448 words)

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