Sunday, January 2, 2011

Honorable Mentions 2010

Films that didn't make my top ten list this year but might have in another year and are well worth seeing: 

  • "Cyrus,"
a sadly underseen comedy - with great work by John C. Reilly and Marisa Tomei - that couldn't quite sustain its edge in the final third; 
  • "Enter the Void,"
surely the best rave movie since "Go," with a ubiquitous-neon vision of Tokyo that will forever be etched in my memory;
  • "The Ghost Writer,"
Roman Polanski's cleverly constructed and highly absorbing thriller;
  • "Greenberg,"
Noah Baumbach's caustic social commentary, with a wise-beyond-her-years performance by Greta Gerwig; 
  • "Hot Tub Time Machine,"
the mainstream American comedy with the highest hit-to-miss ratio this year and a lot of big laughs;
Nicole Holofcener's 
  • "Please Give,"
which made any theater playing it a bullshit-free zone;
  • "Tangled,"
the best Disney animation in two decades and the family entertainment of the year;
  • "Tiny Furniture,"
an excitingly confident debut by Lena Dunham and a great New York movie; and
  • "True Grit,"
the most fun Western in a coon's age, in which Hailee Steinfeld gives those nasty boys all they want and then some.

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