A.O. Scott’s Top 10 Movies of 2010

A few days ago, I posted Ebert’s top ten films of 2010.  I posted them because while I’m not usually a fan of Ebert’s, I was very pleased with his picks for the best of the year.  A. O. Scott on the other hand, is the critic I put of my faith in.  So imagine my surprise when I am decidedly not in favor his list.  It’s quite baffling actually.  And I’m sad to say I’ve only seen five of the ten (numbers three through seven).  Only one (maybe two) of those will make my own list.  Is it just me?  Or is this list not any good?  Read his whole article here.

1. Inside Job (Charles Ferguson) “The crisis of finance capitalism as a great crime story.”

2. Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich) “The triumph of consumer capitalism as an epic love story.”

3. Carlos (Olivier Assayas) “The failure of global revolution as farce, melodrama, erotic thriller and music video.”

4. Somewhere (Sofia Coppola) “An eccentric, perfect poem about fame, loneliness and cross-generational need.”

5. The Kids Are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko) “An eccentric, perfect comedy about love, betrayal and cross-generational confusion.”

6. Greenberg (Noah Baumbach) “A deliberately imperfect comedy about an eccentric fleeing from love, running from betrayal and wallowing in cross-generational confusion.”

7. 127 Hours (Danny Boyle) “It’s all fun until someone loses an arm. And then, strangely enough, it’s even more fun.”

8. Last Train Home (Lixin Fan) “The future of global capitalism, in China and elsewhere: a family tragedy in the form of a documentary, as full of anger, dignity and pathos as a play by Arthur Miller.”

9. Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong) “A family tragedy from South Korea, in the form of a melodramatic crime story. As dense and gripping as a great novel.”

10. Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy) “All of the above. None of the above. Everything and nothing. An elaborate art-world stunt in the form of a documentary. Or vice versa.”

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  1. journet kahn says:

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