Bitchin’ Film Reviews Top 10 of 2010

I’ve been avoiding making this list for a while by listing everyone elses’.  Like Roger Ebert’s, A. O. Scott’s, and Quentin Tarantino’s. I still haven’t seen all the major contenders of 2010. These include Exit Through the Gift Shop, The Fighter, Blue Valentine, Biutiful, The Secret in Their Eyes, and Charlie St. Cloud.   But I’m not sure when I’ll be catching up with these.  So, I’m throwing... Read More

Quentin Tarantino’s Top 11 of 2010

It seems I’m a bit obsessed with everyone else’s ‘best of’ lists for 2010. Here is Quentin Tarantino’s favorites of the year. I must say, he has excellent taste. I’m so psyched about all the love for I Am Love, Enter the Void (I reiterate his sentiments about the opening credits sequence), and Greenberg (it’s about time Noah Baumbach is recognized in more mainstream circles). Read the rest of his list... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Top Tens of the Decade: 2009

For being a year where it seemed like nothing outstanding hit theatres, I really had a hard time narrowing down the list of the most memorable films.  In some of the lists before, I hated films so badly, they were listed because of the visceral reaction I have every time I pass them in Blockbuster.  Fortunately, this year, it’s hard to remember a film that I just hated (besides you 2012).  Standouts include Zombieland, Moon, The Hangover,... Read More

Top Tens of the Decade: 2008

This list of the most memorable films of 2008 was much easier to create, since I posted it here a year ago. It seems that ’08 was a very good year for film. Much better than 2009. I saw over a hundred movies in theatres that year, so perhaps it wasn’t the film that was better, but just a larger sample to draw on. I reviewed almost all these films on my site. Click on the movie posters if you’d like to read them. And check out... Read More

Top Tens of the Decade: 2007

2007 was a much quieter year than the few before it. Continued working with the same non-profit which sent me to Turkey and Russia again, but for the most part, I stayed in Utah. Much more exciting, however, was the fact that 2007 was a fantastic year for film. It was super tough to narrow it down to ten of the most memorable. Honorable mentions include The Lookout, Breach, 300, Black Snake Moan, Sweeney Todd, and No Country for Old Men. –... Read More

Top Tens of the Decade: 2006

2006 was my first year back at college, adjusting to American life again.  I was finally really digging back into movies and attended Sundance for the first time.  I couldn’t stay away from the USSR and spent the summer traveling around Tajikistan and Azerbaijan with a non-profit.  During those long months of 130+ degree temperature, I ended up buying a whole lot of shitty DVDs.  There wasn’t a whole lot of selection in Dushanbe.  I... Read More

Top Tens of the Decade: 2005

2005 was another year spend in seclusion in the former USSR.  Besides a few quick trips to Estonia, I spent the the year in Vsevolozhsk, and Nezhniy Novgorod, Russia.  Finally at the very end of the year, I made a short stop in Paris, but moved back to the States indefinitely.  I was completely out of the loop when I got home, and the first movies I ended up seeing were March of the Penguins and The Family Stone.  These two films led me to believe... Read More

Top Tens of the Decade: 2004

I got really held up on my list of memorable 2003 films. There seemed to be a dearth of good cinema then. But 2004 was totally a different story. It was really difficult to just narrow it down to ten. I saw all of these films after the fact. The majority of 2004 I spent living in a suburb of St. Petersburg, Russia, called Nevsky. I didn’t watch any films or TV in 2004. I didn’t watch the news, listen to music, or anything of the... Read More

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