These are films that were released in UK in 2008 and it is one of the more interesting lists I have seen so far, especially the top 20 films:
Special: Films of 2008
If you would prefer to listen to a summary of the top ten films (highly recommended as it will provide a good list of films to watch and/or look forward to seeing):
Special: Top Ten Films of 2008, Pt 1
Special: Top Ten Films of 2008, Pt 2
I have been looking for a film podcast with a critical edge that focuses on world cinema and independent films. It took a long time, but it looks like Mike Dawson at Left Field Cinema is going to be a great resource/guide!