Friday, December 31, 2010

Best of 2010

It's the end of another year, which means it's time for another list.  There's various ways one can go about compiling a Best of the Year list, as far as determining what's eligible and what is not.  Arguments about which are usually mind-numbingly boring.  Since this is a Seattle-based website for a Seattle-based film series, this list is only going to include my Top 30 films that played, or were otherwise first available, in Seattle in 2010.

1. Wild Grass (Alain Resnais)

2. Carlos (Olivier Assayas)

3. Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy)

4. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky)

5. True Grit (The Coen Brothers)

6. The Social Network (David Fincher)

7. Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese)

8. 127 Hours (Danny Boyle)

9. Like You Know it All (Hong Sangsoo)

10. Greenberg (Noah Baumbach)

11. Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich)
12. Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl (Manoel de Oliveira)
13. Vengeance (Johnnie To)
14. Bluebeard (Catherine Breillat)
15. The Secret of Kells (Tomm Moore & Nora Twomey)

16. Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt & the Magnetic Fields (Kerthy Fix & Gail O'Hara)
17. I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino)
18. The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Kim Ji-woon)
19. Around a Small Mountain (Jacques Rivette)
20. Looking for Eric (Ken Loach)

21. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Edgar Wright)
22. The Beaches of Agnes (Agnes Varda)
23. Centurion (Neil Marshall)
24. Winter's Bone (Debra Granik)
25. Made in Dagenham (Nigel Cole)

26. The Exploding Girl (Bradley Rust Gray)
27. The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski)
28. Mother (Bong Joon-ho)
29. Air Doll (Kore-eda Hirokazu)
30. Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn)

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