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Your Top 10 of '10. No hedging. No ties. Man up: make a list 
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Post Re: Your Top 10 of '10. No hedging. No ties. Man up: make a list
Already posted my full reviews of each in Major's thread, but here's my list:

#10. The Ghost Writer
#9. Winter's Bone
#8. Black Swan
#7. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
#6. Shutter Island
#5. 127 Hours
#4. Toy Story 3
#3. The Social Network
#2. Inception
#1. True Grit

With that said, there are a number of "top" films that I still have to get to. I'm planning on getting to see The King's Speech sometime this week.

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DunkinDan89 wrote:
Already posted my full reviews of each in Major's thread, but here's my list:

#10. The Ghost Writer
#9. Winter's Bone
#8. Black Swan
#7. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
#6. Shutter Island
#5. 127 Hours
#4. Toy Story 3
#3. The Social Network
#2. Inception
#1. True Grit

With that said, there are a number of "top" films that I still have to get to. I'm planning on getting to see The King's Speech sometime this week.


I've seen True Grit on a ton of lists, but never as number 1 before now. Can't believe Scott Pilgrim did it for you more than Black Swan though, albeit only by one place

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DunkinDan89 wrote:
Already posted my full reviews of each in Major's thread, but here's my list:

#10. The Ghost Writer
#9. Winter's Bone
#8. Black Swan
#7. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
#6. Shutter Island
#5. 127 Hours
#4. Toy Story 3
#3. The Social Network
#2. Inception
#1. True Grit

With that said, there are a number of "top" films that I still have to get to. I'm planning on getting to see The King's Speech sometime this week.


I've seen True Grit on a ton of lists, but never as number 1 before now. Can't believe Scott Pilgrim did it for you more than Black Swan though, albeit only by one place


I'd be lying if I said I did not feel a tad guilty placing Black Swan that low. There were just a couple things that bugged me (the dumb Winona Ryder subplot, the out of place lesbian sex scene, and the fact that David Lynch handled a similar plot much better in both Mulholland Dr. and Inland Empire), for me to put it to a *** out of **** rating. Although granted, it's a very strong *** out of ****, I'll be pulling for Natalie (my favorite actress) to finally win her Oscar this year.

And yeah, 'Scott Pilgrim' could have gone either way as well. The ending pissed me off but the overall energy that movie had still had me floored. An 'A' for originality, that's for sure.

True Grit is this year's best movie, I really do believe that. While it does not possess the darkness that makes Unforgiven a masterpiece, I still admired the relationship triangle between Rooster, LaBeouf, and Mattie. It also had a great, great kill-shot, easily the best I've seen since Kevin Costner's brutal one in Open Range.

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10. Oceans Eleven
9. Up in the Air
8. Inception
7. The Prestige
6. Old Boy
5. Inglourious Basterds
4. The Social Network
3. Memento
2. 127 Hours
1. Pulp Fiction


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intothedream wrote:
10. Oceans Eleven
9. Up in the Air
8. Inception
7. The Prestige
6. Old Boy
5. Inglourious Basterds
4. The Social Network
3. Memento
2. 127 Hours
1. Pulp Fiction


Good list sir...but this was supposed to be your Top 10 of 2010 :)

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JamesKunz wrote:
intothedream wrote:
10. Oceans Eleven
9. Up in the Air
8. Inception
7. The Prestige
6. Old Boy
5. Inglourious Basterds
4. The Social Network
3. Memento
2. 127 Hours
1. Pulp Fiction


Good list sir...but this was supposed to be your Top 10 of 2010 :)


Also... Oldboy, really?


Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:29 pm
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Ahh...my bad...didnt notice the '10 part until you mentioned it.
And yeah..Old Boy. Was the first foreign language film I had seen wayback with subtitles and all, ergo it makes its way onto the list.


Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:10 am
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I don't get out to the cinema very often these days, so there are still a few films I haven't seen yet. Films I want to see, but haven't, include The King's Speech, Black Swan, Blue Valentine, True Grit, 127 Hours, Rabbit Hole, Made in Dagenham, Monsters and Of Gods and Men. One or more of these films may make my top ten once I have seen them.

Wow, writing that list makes me realise how many films I haven't seen from 2010 yet! Mainly because they are not out on DVD/Blu-Ray which is how view most films these days.

So here is my Top Ten of the the films I have seen from 2010. Actually, it's a Top Eight as I haven't seen 10 films worthy yet. I have high expectations of the films in the list above.

8. Voyage of The Dawn Treader
I thought this was much better than most reviews suggested, and certainly better than Prince Caspian. My kids loved it.

7. Scott Pilgrim Versus The World
Not as entertaining as I was hoping for, but a repeat viewing required before I make my final verdict. Still, I admire and appreciate its style.

6. Toy Story 3
Top quality again from Pixar, although I am disappointed that the ending didn't make me cry. I like a good a cry at a movie.

5. The Millennium Trilogy
I enjoyed the films for their faithfulness to the character and tone of the books, if not the pacing and plot. I am actually looking forward to Fincher's remake, as I think there is much room for improvement here. The Swedish originals play more like a TV mini-series.

4. Buried
Worth its place in my top ten due to its originality and achievement in maintaining the suspense throught.

3. Winter's Bone
This was a real surprise, and took me to new and unexpected places.

2. The Social Network
Wasn't blown away the first time I saw it, but on second viewing I could see why some are calling this the new Citizen Kane. A film of the Zeitgeist.

1. Kick-Ass
OK, you cunts, I just love this film. I love the story, the dialogue, the characters and the kick-ass music. I could watch it over and over again.


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Post Re: Your Top 10 of '10. No hedging. No ties. Man up: make a list
Okay here goes:

1: Inception
2: The Social Network
3: True Grit
4: 127 Hours
5: The King's Speech
6: Kick Ass
7: Black Swan
8: The Town


A few subcategories:

Bext Exploitation Film: Machete
Best comic book sequel: Iron Man 2
Movie that most triggered a response of "Why?". Tie between Marmaduke and Yogi Bear.
Most forgettable movie starring an actor bent on torpedoing his own career. Edge Of Darkness.
Most personality free action movie. From Paris with Love.
Biggest disappointment. The Expendables. Not high art (not that I was expecting it to be) nor is it even that much fun.

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Post Re: Your Top 10 of '10. No hedging. No ties. Man up: make a list
JamesKunz wrote:
bob harris wrote:
Ok, I think I'm ready for this:
10. The American
9. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
8. Waking Life
7. The Town
6. Red Riding Trilogy
5. A Prophet
4. The Fighter
3. Inception
2. The Social Network
1. Black Swan


Some other favorites: The Secret in Their Eyes; Tokyo Sonata, Toy Story 3; Cyrus; Exit Throught the Gift Shop; Solitary Man;Millenium Trilogy; The Kids are All Right; Winter's Bone; True Grit; The King's Speech; Cairo Time;The Art of the Steal


I generally like this list, but wasn't Waking Life made, like, 10 years ago? Or are we not talking about the 2001 dreamy Richard Linklater one?


... and isn't the "Red Riding" trilogy technically from '09? :ugeek:


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H.I. McDonough wrote:
JamesKunz wrote:
bob harris wrote:
Ok, I think I'm ready for this:
10. The American
9. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
8. Waking Life
7. The Town
6. Red Riding Trilogy
5. A Prophet
4. The Fighter
3. Inception
2. The Social Network
1. Black Swan


Some other favorites: The Secret in Their Eyes; Tokyo Sonata, Toy Story 3; Cyrus; Exit Throught the Gift Shop; Solitary Man;Millenium Trilogy; The Kids are All Right; Winter's Bone; True Grit; The King's Speech; Cairo Time;The Art of the Steal


I generally like this list, but wasn't Waking Life made, like, 10 years ago? Or are we not talking about the 2001 dreamy Richard Linklater one?


... and isn't the "Red Riding" trilogy technically from '09? :ugeek:


Waking Life was released in the USA in October of 2001. The Red Riding trilogy was released in the USA in February 2010. Don't be disingenuous, smartass.

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JamesKunz wrote:
H.I. McDonough wrote:
... and isn't the "Red Riding" trilogy technically from '09? :ugeek:


Waking Life was released in the USA in October of 2001. The Red Riding trilogy was released in the USA in February 2010. Don't be disingenuous, smartass.


No disingenuousness here -- like IMDb, I go by world premiere date for the release year of a movie... NOT American theatrical release date. Why discount other countries who show a movie before us? :|


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H.I. McDonough wrote:
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H.I. McDonough wrote:
... and isn't the "Red Riding" trilogy technically from '09? :ugeek:


Waking Life was released in the USA in October of 2001. The Red Riding trilogy was released in the USA in February 2010. Don't be disingenuous, smartass.


No disingenuousness here -- like IMDb, I go by world premiere date for the release year of a movie... NOT American theatrical release date. Why discount other countries who show a movie before us? :|


I really feel like you're fucking with me, because this seems obvious, but if a movie is released in the UK in 2009 and the US in 2010, US critics put it (assuming it's good) on the 2010 list because they can't put it on their 2009 list since they didn't, you know, see it then.

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01 – "The Social Network" (Fincher) **** out of **** [10/10]
02 – "Enter the Void" (Noe) *** ½ out of **** [9/10]
03 – "The Ghost Writer" (Polanski) *** ½ out of **** [9/10]
04 – "Winter’s Bone" (Granik) *** ½ out of **** [9/10]
05 – "Inception" (Nolan) *** ½ out of **** [9/10]
06 – "Exit Through the Gift Shop" (Banksy) *** ½ out of **** [9/10]
07 – "Black Swan" (Aronofsky) *** ½ out of **** [9/10]
08 – "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (Wright) *** ½ out of **** [9/10]
09 – "The Kids Are All Right" (Cholodenko) *** ½ out of **** [8/10]
10 – "127 Hours" (Boyle) *** out of **** [7/10]


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JamesKunz wrote:
I really feel like you're fucking with me, because this seems obvious, but if a movie is released in the UK in 2009 and the US in 2010, US critics put it (assuming it's good) on the 2010 list because they can't put it on their 2009 list since they didn't, you know, see it then.

Precisely. What are they going to do, go back and edit it?

For my blog, when I do my recap of the year, I do it for the year before. This year, I'll be writing my 2009 note because presumably I've seen a foreign film or two that are good enough to crack my top whatever. (As it turns out, I sort of haven't, but I did for 2008.) This might seem weird, but who cares? I'm not a critic. I've also never encountered a case like Waking Life where it came out theatrically more than a year or two after its country of origin date. If that were to happen... tough shit for me?


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Pedro wrote:
JamesKunz wrote:
I really feel like you're fucking with me, because this seems obvious, but if a movie is released in the UK in 2009 and the US in 2010, US critics put it (assuming it's good) on the 2010 list because they can't put it on their 2009 list since they didn't, you know, see it then.

Precisely. What are they going to do, go back and edit it?


I realize working critics have deadlines/obligations and shit, but for those of us on here who aren't critics, yeah, why not? No Top 10/whatever number has to be set in stone once you've devised it. If I recently saw a film from, say, 1998 that I really liked enough to put in my Top 10 from that year, I'll go back and add it accordingly by removing a previous entry from the list to make room for it. Granted, I'm probably more anal about release years than the average person, so this unintentional fight I picked may have been a waste of time for all involved. :?


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I really missed a lot not visiting these subforums.

1. Toy Story 3
2. The Social Network
3. Black Swan
4. The Man from Nowhere
5. Let Me In
6. True Grit
7. Dogtooth
8. Hello Stranger (Thai)
9. Inception
10. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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Alex wrote:
I don't get out to the cinema very often these days, so there are still a few films I haven't seen yet. Films I want to see, but haven't, include The King's Speech, Black Swan, Blue Valentine, True Grit, 127 Hours, Rabbit Hole, Made in Dagenham, Monsters and Of Gods and Men. One or more of these films may make my top ten once I have seen them.


I have now seen all of the above except Rabbit Hole, which I have recorded, but never get around to watching for some reason.

Black Swan, 127 Hours and Of Gods and Men would make it into my Top 10, at the expense of Voyage of the Dawn Treader.


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