Saturday, January 1, 2011

FINAL: TOP FILMS OF 2010

Below is the final tally of all films from 2010 that I laid my eyes on.  The top 10 are what I would consider to be my "favorite" films.  Not necessarily "the best," because, after all, who can really say what the best is?  When it comes to ranking films, I think about the following things: how did I feel the first time I was watching the film, how did the film make me feel immediately after viewing, how often will I re-watch the film, and am I likely to cull more and more out of a particular film after multiple viewings?  Because for me, almost every film requires more than one viewing to fully appreciate everything the various artists who made the film were striving for.  Something like Enter the Void or Carlos -- you can't tell me that those two films won't be improved by repeat viewings.  Are you really sure that you got all of the rapid-fire dialogue in The Social Network the first time around? When something is rich and bold and exciting, I want to return to that world often -- it's why The American hasn't left the Blu Ray player for the last week and why I am salivating over the impending Black Swan Blu Ray.  I'll be posting mini-reviews for my top 10 films from 2010 later this week, but for now, here's the list of everything I saw from calendar year 2010, in order of preference:

Enter the Void
Carlos
Black Swan
127 Hours
The American
Valhalla Rising
Inception
Never Let Me Go
The Social Network
Unstoppable

Shutter Island
Green Zone
Robin Hood
The Town
The Fighter
Cyrus
The Square
Let Me In
Due Date
Please Give

Repo Men
Catfish
The Kids Are All Right
Winnebago Man
Monsters
Hereafter
Mother
The Expendables
Winter's Bone
Kick-Ass

Ondine
Greenberg
Love & Other Drugs
I Am Love
Splice
Jackass 3-D
The Other Guys
Salt
Knight and Day
Going the Distance

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
How to Train Your Dragon
Get Him to the Greek
Leaves of Grass
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Morning Glory
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Chloe
Iron Man 2

Tron Legacy
The Losers

Holy Rollers
Life During Wartime
I’m Still Here
Micmacs
Solitary Man
Predators
Takers
The Killer Inside Me

Date Night
The Book of Eli
Macgruber
Machete
Dear John
The Extra Man

Hot Tub Time Machine
Remember Me
Youth in Revolt
Boogie Woogie



Alice in Wonderland

Piranha 3-D
The A-Team

2 comments:

phil said...

Seriously - this explains why I never see you. And why you have NO color - even during July.

Actionman said...

hahahaha...and at only 79 new films for the year, that's VERY low for me...