Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top Ten Films of 2010 Update

1. Certified Copy
2. The Social Network
3. Another Year
4. True Grit
5. Blue Valentine
6. 13 Assassins
7. Uncle Boonme
8. Inception
9. Winter's Bone
10. Shutter Island

Honorable Mention: Black Swan, The American, 127 Hours

The 2010 "Film That Makes Me Hate People My Own Age" Award goes to: Tiny Furniture

I made a top ten list before I joined film club. It can be found here. Inception experiences a drop due to the foreign films that I've now seen. I will still defend it, though. I feel like Shutter Island and the three films listed in my honorable mentions are interchangeable; I like them all about the same...which isn't a lot, but it's enough to list them.

Like Ben, Catfish experiences a huge drop off. The mystique has worn-off; the gimmick is gone. Who cares anymore? Same with the other documentaries. I thought about listing Cold Weather in my honorable mentions, but honestly, if I were to do that, it would only be to appease John and Ben. Sure it's good, but I guess it needed a Natalie Portman lesbian sex scene or something. I still like most of Never Let Me Go, but now it's something just below honorable mention to me. Meek's Cutoff is a 2011 film in my mind.

Lastly, I just want to say that I love film club, too. I've had a lot of fun these past few months and I thoroughly enjoy interacting with all of you. What started as a pinky promise with Brandon has turned into something that brings a lot of joy to my life. Jason and Lisa, hopefully we can meet each other at some point. Ben, now that I know you exist, we should hang out. John and Brandon, I love you guys and it's a blast spending time & watching movies with you. Jeff, I knew it was you; you broke my heart.


  1. Are you considering a film's year based on the first time it plays anywhere in the US? I'm trying to decide how I'm going to do my list.

  2. I'm going by IMDB mostly. Meek's Cutoff is a tough call, but since it only played at one festival in 2010, I view it as a 2011 film. But yeah, tough call on some of these.

  3. OK, I am having trouble with Certified Copy and Uncle Boonme. I've seen them on tons of 2011 lists but technically they are probably 2010. I'm starting to see the light in John's way of thinking now.

  4. Haha, yep...once again, John Owen has shown us the way.