Sunday, January 2, 2011

Top Ten Films of 2010

  1. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand)
  2. The Social Network (David Fincher, USA)
  3. I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino, Italy)
  4. Mysteries of Lisbon (Raoul Ruiz, Portugal)
  5. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky, USA)
  6. Le quattro volte (Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy)
  7. Unstoppable (Tony Scott, USA)
  8. Winter's Bone (Debra Granik, USA)
  9. The Fighter (David O. Russell, USA)
  10. The Other Guys (Adam McKay, USA)
Honorable Mentions:  Please Give (Nicole Holofcener, USA), Ruhr (James Benning, Germany)

Every year Scarlett Cinema is a part of Michael J. Anderson's "Year in Cinema" top ten list compilation at his site Tativille.  This year is no exception.  Please visit Tativille to read the multitude of top ten lists from Scarlett's sister site contributors, as well as from other scholars and critics dropping by for some Listmania.  A huge, hearty thanks goes out to Michael for spearheading the show.

Happy New Year!


Michael J. Anderson said...

All alone on SCARLETT CINEMA, huh Pammie? Well at least you did justice to your newfound exclusivity with a very fine list. As you may know I found WINTER'S BONE and THE OTHER GUYS both comparatively ordinary, but then again I am a bit of a party-pooper. (Blogger tells me "pooper" is spelled wrong, which I don't believer.) Still, the top seven are so *exceedingly* spot on - and so you, at the same time - that I can't begrudge a little bleak American indie and Will Ferrell-related fun. Again, at least the latter is you - I'm not sure if the former screams Pam or not?

One question concerning your exclusions, however: where's Joe Dante's THE HOLE?

P.L. Kerpius said...

Michael! There is a simple explanation for omitting THE HOLE: I forgot. Please amend the honorable mentions with Dante's flick, or maybe even sneak it to the #10 slot? Nah, it's still solid in honorable mentions. I can understand why THE OTHER GUYS didn't snag your attention, it was not even my own favorite McKay film--not even close to an ANCHORMAN or STEP BROTHERS--but it is a movie that the more I see, the more I enjoy. The jokes just get richer with my experience with them. THE OTHER GUYS was also one of I believe two (maybe three if we count TOY STORY 3) movies released in the summer that I wholeheartedly enjoyed; the other being this prickly WINTER'S BONE, which is just so aesthetically stunning and emotionally devastating (without being condescending or sentimental) that it would be a crime not to mention it on a year's end list. The performances in WB were also phenomenal, I thought.

But in any event, you are totally a party pooper. (Blogger doesn't like my spelling of it either.)