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    I saw something like 70 films released in 2010, which included all the Oscar Best Pic Noms and basically anything that piqued my interest or had enough positive publicity that I thought I should see. After analyzing and badly writing up expanded thoughts on them all on my film blog , I have finally compiled my Top 10 list (which expands to 12 to include 2 Foreign films with 2009 Oscar eligibility, but 2010 US release dates). So, this is my list. I'd love to see any list of films anyone else has compiled, or read anyone's thoughts on anything I did or didn't list. In the world as a whole I am outside the mainstream, but here at whitechapel, I am a square, so please open my eyes!

    1. 127 Hours
    2. Inception
    3. A Prophet
    4. The Fighter
    5. Shutter Island
    6. Blue Valentine
    7. The Secret in Their Eyes
    8. Never Let Me Go
    9. Inside Job
    10. Toy Story 3
    11. Exit Through the Gift Shop
    12. The Social Network
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    for me winter's bone just made everything else seem soulless
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    "You will meet a tall dark Stranger" absolutely incredible: the whole thing just unwinds like a rollercoaster through the characters lives. Drama, romance, noir, occultism, and Anthony Hopkins in a disco with a 20 year old prostitute ... The film is exemplified by a single, simple, subtle, reoccuring special effect that puts it over the top as my undisputed favourite of 2010.
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
    If I controlled the world, Scott Pilgrim would be winning some Oscars.
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    I found Inception to be kind of stupid. Sure, the plot was convoluted, but in the end it was just a cookie-cutter action adventure shooter with a few nice surreal scenes thrown in.
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    Scott Pilgrim
    The Ghost Writer (he may be a pederast but he can sure point a camera good)
    Let The Right One In (is even 2010?)
    How To Train Your Dragon
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    @ Greasemonkey- couldn't give an opinion on inception, I try not to watch stupid movies
    @ TheEndOfInvention- I like Polanski and Woody Allen films but I'm ain't gonna admit it.
    • CommentAuthorMercer Finn
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2011 edited
    I don't watch that many movies, but I was pretty unimpressed by last year's big ones: Scott Pilgrim, Inception, Social Network, Ghost Writer, Shutter Island were all disappointing in some way. Fave film ended up being Toy Story 3, although that too wasn't flawless...

    Oh, also Centurion. Perfect, in its own way.
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2011
    One of the best Comedy Horrors (my favourite genre) was Dead Snow. It is about a group of twenty somethings go on a ski/snowmobile vacation at a winter cottage somewhere in Sweden? Norway? and a platoon of long dead Nazi soldier, zombies come to life and attack them. It has one of the best intestinal gags ever shown on the silver screen (like there are so many). This is a must see for any fan.
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    @thinwhiteduke Ask and ye shall receive.

    1. Carlos
    2. Moloch Tropical
    3. The Arbor
    4. Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone
    5. Everyone Else
    6. When We Leave
    7. American: The Bill Hicks Story
    8. Undertow
    9. Sweetgrass
    10. The Exploding Girl
    11. Bodyguards And Assassins

    Also noteworthy: White Material, Fish Tank, Lola, Beautiful Darling, Tiny Furniture, Have You Heard From Johannesburg
    • CommentAuthorarchizero
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011
    Personally, the films i enjoyed most were Canine, a very strange greek film , Mine Vaganti, a delicious italian comedy and robert rodriguez's Machete...
    • CommentAuthorepalicki
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2011
    1. The Social Network
    2. Inception
    3. How To Train Your Dragon
    4. Scott Pilgrim
    5. Toy Story 3
    6. ...I haven't seen enough movies this year.
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    I vote for Sylvain Chomet's The Illlusionist (although that may be this year, not sure), a Tati script done in animation. So sad, and so beautiful.
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    @ Miranda's Eyes

    I am curious where you find the non-mainstream films you obviously are able to and how are they brought to your attention? Also, do you see more mainstream films and prefer the obscure one's or do you choose to avoid most films that end up playing in the multiplexes?

    I've only seen a handful of the films on your list, believe only a handful were ever made available near me, and many are films I had never heard of even while keeping up on news coming out of festivals and seeking film info daily etc.

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