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Dec 29, 2010

The Films I Saw in 2010

I may have been largely absent for the last two months here, but the End of Year Spectacular waits for no man to get his groove back. What you'll see below is a listing of every film that I saw in the theater in 2010, including a handful of 2009 releases and one movie I haven't even seen yet (but will before the year is over). Reviews were written for, oh, about half of them (I've slacked all year long on that regard) and I've noted which weren't reviewed.

I've also added up or down arrow images to a handful of films. As I'm sure many of you do or did, when I looked back on the films I saw and the ratings I gave, some of them didn't sit well with me. In other words, just because a film earned an "It's in the hole!" rating some months back, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll place in my Top 5 or 10. Additionally, I've marked off those films I saw in 2010 that were officially from 2009 and therefore ineligible for top prizes either at the Academy or here. Damn the nether-world of list-making!

To view a review of any of these film, use the handy dropdown menus in the sidebar - you can search either by rating or by alphabet.

So enjoy this appetizer to the true End of Year Spectacular, which ought to be up either later this week or early next.

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Inception (not yet reviewed)
The Social Network

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127 Hours (not yet reviewed)
Animal Kingdom (not yet reviewed)
City Island
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Hot Tub Time Machine
Please Give
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Town (not yet reviewed)
Toy Story 3
Winter's Bone (not yet reviewed)

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The 2010 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts Program
The 2010 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts Program
The American (not yet reviewed)
Casino Jack and the United States of Money
Cyrus (not yet reviewed)
Get Him to the Greek
The Ghost Writer (not yet reviewed)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (not yet reviewed)
Hereafter (no grade given in original review)
Hey Hey, It's Esther Blueberger
How to Train Your Dragon
Let Me In (not yet reviewed)
Micmacs (not yet reviewed)
Restrepo (not yet reviewed)
Shutter Island

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The Blind Side (2009)
Clash of the Titans
Conviction (no grade given in original review)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (not yet reviewed)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (not yet reviewed)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I (not yet reviewed)
Iron Man 2
The Joneses
Machete (not yet reviewed)
The Other Guys (not yet reviewed)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Repo Men
Saint John of Las Vegas
TRON: Legacy (not yet reviewed)
The Young Victoria (2009)

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The Book of Eli
Buried (not yet reviewed)
A Film Unfinished (not yet reviewed)
The Switch
The White Ribbon (2009)

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Dinner for Schmucks (not yet reviewed)
Due Date (no grade given in original review)
The Losers

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(none - success again!)

Black Swan (seeing it Friday!)

55 2010 releases, 3 2009 releases = 58
You're the best...around: 2
It's in the hole: 11
Darn tootin: 16
Decent fellow: 18
Whatever: 8
Punch me: 2
Mad as hell: 0

11 people have chosen wisely: on "The Films I Saw in 2010"

Colin Biggs said...

I was surprised how little I cared for The White Ribbon.

Alex said...

That's an impressive number! Looking forward to the big spectacular, and future reviews of some of these movies!

ratatouille's archives said...

Hello! Fletch...
What a nice round-up Of films that you watched or plan to watch...soon!

Unfortunately, I have only watched "Shutter Island." (I received the film "Salt" as a Christmas gift this year.)

I hope that you, your wife, and the baby had a very Merry Christmas and here wishing and hoping you, your family, and friends, have a Happy New Year! too!

Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Anonymous said...

Great list good stuff. I really enjoy this blog a lot!

Tom Clift said...

Your number two are my number two - clearly you are a very smart man. Love the low ranking of White Ribbon as well.

Oh and I just saw "P.P.S I love you more" in the Sequels that will never happen image...I nearly died laughing

Happy New Year!

Aiden R. said...

Glad to see Buried nestled into Whatever. Wasn't crazy about that one either, felt like the only one on the effing PLANET who thought so.

Colin Biggs said...

My counterpart at NPF seemed to love it but I haven't seen Buried for myself yet.

Fletch said...

Fitz - RE The White Ribbon...me too, man. Me too. Mehhhhh. And Happy New Year to you, too!

Alex - Thank you! I'm looking forward to getting around to the Spectacular! :)

DeeDee - do you just never go the theater, or are our tastes that different? Anyway, a belated Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you, too!

5plitreel - Gracias!

Tom - Clearly. Great minds and all that. By the way, was just listening to you on the Matineecast recently. When you're talking about the film you wish you'd made, you said something about it being from recent years and one of your favorites, and I could have sworn you were gonna say Up. Shocked!

Thanks for the Sequels that Won't Happen love. I really need to make some more of them. They're fun to do but kinda hard to do while at work, and I don't have MS Paint at home. :\ Happy New Year to you as well - you got to it 17 hours before me!

Aiden, Fitz - Hehe, yeah, I wanted to like Buried more, but it was really repetitive and I think would have made for a better short than the full 90 minutes. They did pretty good with the situation but not enough to warrant a higher rating from me. Liked the ballsiness of the ending, though...

Anonymous said...

2010 for me mostly falls under "Decent fellow". The good films have been pretty good, but man there's just been a lot of good but forgettable stuff in between.

And Alice in Wonderland.

Fletch said...

Andrew - Amen. Looks like it was a Decent Fellow of a year for me, too, judging by the counts alone.

Alice pissed me off from the trailers alone. Burton's a fucking hack anymore.*

* Though I'm still gonna watch it on Netflix. Curiosity will get the better of me.