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2010: Half-time score

July 11, 2010

BEST RELEASES OF 2010

1. I AM LOVE (Luca Guadagnino, Italy)
2. FISH TANK (Andrea Arnold, UK)
3. EVERYONE ELSE (Maren Ade, Germany) *
4. THE GHOST WRITER (Roman Polanski, UK)
5. MOTHER (Bong Joon-Ho, South Korea)
6. THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES (Juan José Campanella, Argentina)
7. GREENBERG (Noah Baumbach, USA)
8. BLUEBEARD (Catherine Breillat, France) *
9. AROUND A SMALL MOUNTAIN (Jacques Rivette, France) *
10. WILD GRASS (Alain Resnais, France) *

Haven’t seen: DOGTOOTH, TOY STORY 3
*=Saw last year


BEST DOCUMENTARY RELEASES OF 2010

1. JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK (Ricki Stern & Anne Sundberg, USA)
2. THE OATH (Laura Poitras, USA)
3. THE WHITE STRIPES: UNDER THE GREAT WHITE NORTHERN LIGHTS
    (Emmett Malloy, USA/Canada)
4. THE TWO ESCOBARS (Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, USA)
5. OCTOBER COUNTRY (Michael Palmieri & Donal Mosher, USA)

Haven’t seen: RESTREPO. Wish I’d seen on screen: SWEETGRASS


BEST UNRELEASED NEW FILMS OF 2010

1. THE ARBOR (Clio Barnard, UK)
2. SYMBOL (Matsumoto Hitoshi, Japan)
3. THE STRANGE CASE OF ANGELICA (Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal)
4. COLD WEATHER (Aaron Katz, USA)
5. LAST TRAIN HOME (Lixin Fan, Canada)
6. LOLA (Brillante Mendoza, Philippines)
7. REGRETS (Cedric Kahn, France)
8. A LITTLE DEATH (Gina Telaroli, USA)
9. THE WOODMANS (C. Scott Willis, USA)
10. RAPT (Lucas Belvaux, France)

Most want to see: TREE OF LIFE; UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVESSOCIALISME


BEST 2009 RELEASES CAUGHT UP WITH IN 2010

1. JULIA (Erick Zonca, USA/France)
2. THE DAMNED UNITED (Tom Hooper, UK)
3. RICKY (Francois Ozon, France)
4. HUMPDAY (Lynn Shelton, USA)
5. BIG MAN JAPAN (Matsumoto Hitoshi, Japan)
6. AVATAR (James Cameron, USA)


BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENTS

1. SHUTTER ISLAND (Martin Scorsese, USA)
2. CYRUS (The Duplass Brothers, USA)
3. TRASH HUMPERS (Harmony Korine, USA)
4. OCEANS (Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud, France)