Ebert’s Top 10 Movies of 2010

I’m not a huge fan Roger Ebert as a critic. He’s a great writer, but I don’t agree with a lot of his choices. And I’ve seen the blurb, ‘Ebert gives it two thumbs up’ on way to many lame movies to really put stock in his ratings. But I was quite pleased to read his top ten films of 2010 list. I totally agree with most of them, and am thrilled for the recognition for I Am Love. I still have yet to see The King’s Speech, Winter’s Bone, and The Secret in Their Eyes. Read his full article here.

1.  The Social Network – “it is an early observer of a trend in our society, where we have learned new ways of thinking of ourselves: As members of a demographic group, as part of a database, as figures in…a social network.”
2. The King’s Speech – “Tom Hooper’s filmmaking itself is crafted in older style, depending on an assembly of actors, costumes, sets, and a three-act structure. The characters project considered ideas of themselves”
3. Black Swan – “uses powerful performances by Natalie Portman and Vincent Cassel to represent archetypal attributes”
4. I Am Love – “Tilda Swinton created masterful performances that were largely unseen because of inadequate distribution.”
5. Winter’s Bone – “risks backwoods caricatures and avoids them with performances that are exact and indelible, right down to small supporting roles.”
6. Inception – “brilliantly visualized movie.”
7. The Secret in Their Eyes – “Soledad Villamil and Ricardo Darin have presence and authority that makes their scenes together emotionally meaningful, as beneath the surface old secrets coil.”
8. The American –  “The film sees dispassionately, guards its secrets, and ends like a clockwork mechanism arriving at its final, clarifying tick.”
9. The Kids Are All Right – “In a comedy with some deeper colors, the film is an affirmation of–family values.”
10. The Ghost Writer – “Roman Polanski’s best film in years”

Special Jury Awards:

  • 127 Hours
  • Another Year
  • Somewhere
  • All Good Things
  • Carlos
  • Chloe
  • Greenberg
  • Hereafter
  • Monsters
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Rabbit Hole
  • Secretariat
  • Solitary Man

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2 Responses to “Ebert’s Top 10 Movies of 2010”
  1. I am shocked that you didn’t see Winter’s Bone and The Secret In Their Eyes and that I did. However, the only other one of Ebert’s that I’ve seen is Inception. I enjoyed all three, although Winter’s Bone and Inception more than The Secret In Their Eyes. We’re going to be watching The Kids Are All Right later in the week once we get it from Netflix.
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  2. Blake says:

    @ Unfinished – I’m not sure how I let Winter’s Bone slip past me. It’s a bit ridiculous. But I’ve had hard feelings against The Secret in Their Eyes since it beat The White Ribbon and A Prophet out for the best foreign film Oscar.

    I think you’ll like The Kids Are All Right. And of all the other films that made his list, I would definitely recommend Black Swan.

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