What Are Your Best Films of 2010?
It's the last day of 2010 and the time of year when film critics release their "best of" lists. My own favorite films released (in the U.S.) in 2010 were (in no particular order) Exit Through the Gift Shop, Mother, Inception, The Social Network, Black Swan, Prince of Broadway, Winter's Bone, The Tillman Story, Restrepo, El Secreto de sus Ojos, I Am Love, and True Grit. I haven't seen yet, but am looking forward to, The Oath, Blue Valentine, Catfish, Carlos, Inside Job, Somewhere, You Won't Miss Me, Enter the Void, Monsters, Tiny Furniture, The American, Machete, Biutiful, The Ghost Writer, and, um, Toy Story 3. What were your favorite films of the year?
As for the picks of others, here's a video review from The Onion's media review offshoot The A.V. Club, which recently partnered with online TV network Revision3 to launch A.V. Talk. Their first episodes nicely recap their blockbusters and indie film picks of the year, while also offering a peek at the state of online TV/vlogging. I'm posting this here because Nathan Rabin is one of my favorite film critics, but I'm also wondering if there is anything like this specifically for D.I.Y. films. Anyone know of such a round-up? If not, it's something to keep in mind for future articles...
There is some NSFW language in these videos.
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Also see the following year-end recaps:
- The 15 Best Films of 2010 - The A.V. Club
- indieWIRE Contributors' Top 10
- Rotten Tomatoes Editors Choose Their Favorite Films of 2010
- Metacritic - Films of 2010 by Metascore
How about you -- what are the 2010 films you'd recommend to others?