Re: December 26, 2010: "The 2010 Autopsy"
I had The Wrestler pretty well figured as soon as I knew it was part of the flawed hero/life's a bitch genre, but I didn't hold that against it.
Gran Torino grated on me with its Niagara deluge of expository dialogue. I think Clint ran off with the Oliver Stone Hammer Of Unsubtlety (tm). Other than that, I had about the same take on it as you.