Published by: Matthew Kerwin
Well folks, 2010 has come and gone, we had some laughs, we had some cries and we also saw some films that made us do both.
I wont make a top 10 of the year, instead i’ll talk about the films that left an impression on me for better or worse. First and foremost, it was a fairly slow year in terms of great films so that is why i take this approach instead of a traditional ” top 10 list”. I would like to designate the 2010 year in movies as “the little engine that couldnt”. It started out with great promise with such releases as ” Shutter Island, Toy Story 3 and Secretariat” , but followed with the absymal, Takers, Book of Eli, Paranormal Activity 2, and Alice and Wonderland. (there were more horrible films, but i wont go Debbie Downer on you.) Also, if you liked any of the films i catagorized as terrible, i am so sorry for your taste in movies.
This year just never had many original concepts or ideas like we have seen in the past. Alot of the good films were even pusing it with recycled material or sequals. This is a bit alarming, but i hope it was just one of those years where nothing came together just– perfectly. Dont get me wrong i absolutely loved some of the films that were released last year, but i wasnt blown away like years past. Maybe i have been watching too many movies and have become too picky for my own good, i’ll let you be the judge of that.
These films are in no paticular order.
Inception, The Social Network, Black Swan,The Kings Speech, 127 Hours,The American
Limited released films
Winters Bone, Blue Valentine, Somewhere, Animal Kingdom, I Love You Philip Morris, Another Year
Exit Through The Gift Shop, Citizen Architect, Lemmy, Catfish,Restrepo
A Town Called Panic, Toy Story 3
Mother, The Secret In Their Eyes, Biutiful and Dogtooth
Other films that you might want to check out as well,
Shutter Island, And Everything is Going Fine, Never Let Me Go,Carlos, Monsters
Most challanging film this year goes to:
Enter The Void
Drop me a comment,
Let me know if you agree or disagree with the films i chose and what ones you would have put in their place.