The American Film Institute has released its annual list of 10 notable films:
The Hurt Locker
Precious: Based On The Novel “Push” By Sapphire
A Serious Man
A Single Man
Up In The Air
While none of the movies with “9″ in the title made it — 9, NINE, or DISTRICT 9 — the two “UP” movies did and so did the two “A [Blank] MAN.”
CORALINE and UP are both animated — one Henry Selick’s much-praised stop-motion 3D adaptation of the Neil Gaiman book, the other from Pixar. As CGI makes actual filmmaking more and more like animation, it seems that any stigma attached to the process is quickly disappearing.