No you didn’t, but you seemed to like it, so…close enough. ;)
And, yes, the Costa films are still on my list (Ditto Distant). I will get to them….I just don’t know when.
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia – 9.5/10
^^It’s about time they released one of those director’s films in this country too B-Rad! :_)
The Amazing Spider-Man – 2/10
Oh dear god, not another person who liked Anatolia
Joks, 3 Monkeys appears to have been released on DVD here (don’t want to subject these guys to another whining session of how bad cinephiles have it here, lol) and Anatolia is the only one I’ve seen, so I defintely want to try and track it down – the others might be problematic though…
And G-Legs, you’re the first hater I’ve heard for Anatolia (of like the only 5-6 people I’ve ever heard talk about it). I dunno, it just was a success on every level for me.
Oh and I’ll put myself down as a liker, but not lover, of Biutiful. Solid film, great performance from Bardem and pretty emotionally powerful. Slightly let down by yeah, a kind of relentless and hyperbolic bleakness and some arthouse cliches. Still, probably one of the better films of what was a pretty weak year (2010).
…is it wrong I took my mother to see Bituiful with me? She tells me it’s the most depressing thing she’s ever seen… That movie doesn’t fuck around.
I have to admit, I couldn’t even finish it. Russell and his trippiness just isn’t my thing. On the spectrum of insanity, Russell is somewhere in between Roeg and Żuławski.
2010 really did suck abnormally hard on the whole
“2010 really did suck abnormally hard on the whole”
There were gems, but as a year for nationwide/playing everywhere/accessible films, damn damn DAMN it was awful…
Those gems were Monsters, Exit Throught the Gift Shop, Un Prophete, Secret in Their Eyes, Black Swan (IMO), and some other neat ones…
Actually, Biutiful was probably the best film of 2010.
“Joks, 3 Monkeys appears to have been released on DVD here (don’t want to subject these guys to another whining session of how bad cinephiles have it here, lol) and Anatolia is the only one I’ve seen, so I defintely want to try and track it down – the others might be problematic though…”
3 Monkeys eh? Do you know who released it by any chance?
Is this it?
Yeah G-Legs, that’s the one. And Joks It’s available through Quickflix if you’re having trouble finding it elsewhere, this is probs where i’ll get it – http://www.quickflix.com.au/Catalogue/Title/ThreeMonkeysÜçmaymun/50298?catalogueFunction=3
There wasn’t much I liked at all in 2010 – Uncle Boonmee was probs my favourite, and I liked Winter’s Bone quite a lot too. True Grit and Black Swan were ok, but to think they could potentially be in the top 5 for the year is a frightening indictment of how poor that year was, especially considering it straddles 2009 and 2011, which had some great films.
Bottle Rocket – 7.5/10
Good, I guess. I liked it a lot more than Rushmore, but that’s true of most movies lol. I have a feeling I’ll like his later ones more. Oh and Owen Wilson is great in this, and there are good moments. Just doesn’t quite come together as a great film for me.
My stubborn self always considered Uncle Boonmee to be a 2011 feature, but it pretty much knocks nearly every other movie from 2010 on their ass, so calling it your favorite is good.
What I like about Winter’s Bone is that it was the film to give us Jennifer Lawrence and not some Nicolas Spark or similiar bs. I hope all the younger people who loved her as Katniss in Hunger Games will eventually see where she started.
2009 produced 3 movies I watch unhealthily and insanely, lol (Watchmen, Basterds, Fantastic Fox). 2011 is my favorite year for film in recent memory.
Wow, this was powerful. It took me a while to get into the groove of it, but once I did I was hooked. It has enough funny, cool side characters to keep it from descending into Inland Empire despair. It also has a brilliant ending that makes you look back on the entire film not trying to figure something out, but observe emotions and beauty. God, this film freaking rocks. If you good folks don’t mind me pimping out Netflix, it can be viewed right now on instant streaming.
I watched “Mary and Max” for the first time today and was totally blown away by it: 5 Stars for sure. It is an original thoughtful and very insightful look at relationships and mental health issues. Highly recommended!
True Grit was the only very decent film that came out of 2010. Wasted on the Young, Animal Kingdom, The American also come to mind as good, but they each had their fair share of flaws. Uncle Boonmee would be the worst film of 2010 that I have seen by a long shot.
Spider (David Cronenberg) [rewatch]- 4/4
Was 2010 really that bad? O.o I loved all of the following from that year; Another Year, The Illusionist, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Norwegian Wood, Dogtooth, Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow. I also really liked Arrietty, Of Gods and Men and Somewhere (though I realise Somewhere is veeeery contentious). And this is coming from someone who makes very little effort to keep up with contemporary cinema, and so hasn’t even seen that much from 2010 in the first place (although, I’d quite like to have a catch-up session at some point..from that year alone I’d love to check out Certified Copy, Le quattro volte, Archipelago, Nostalgia for the Light, Meek’s Cutoff, Poetry, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Boxing Gym, The Arbor..)
Though, I’m becoming unsure that any year of cinema post-1920ish can actually suck. I mean, even if the big name films from a year do disappoint you, once you do enough searching you’ll find some stuff you’ll love.
Those gems were Monsters….
OMG Lover Monsters was absolutely awful! I haaaaated that one. 1 star. And I had a lot of problems with Exit Through the Gift Shop too, but it leveled out to a 3/5.
You guys hated 2010? WTF?
I understand people dumping on Fincher but Blue Valentine rocked it. You guys are heartless!
I’m not dumping on 2010… just on Monsters.
Monsters was a really cool film imo, esp considering the budget he made it on, and the amount of roles the director took on. plus the fact that it was something a little different too. It was very flawed, but i still enjoyed it.
True Git was just an average film imo.
I don’t care how much money he spent on it, it was still awful. :P
2010 was a much better year than 2011 for films……
I like Monsters too…..was different…flawed for sure….but I still liked it.
Plus The Social Network, 127 Hours, True Grit, A Prophet, The Secret in Their Eyes, Somewhere, etc.
One of Frederick Wiseman’s best documentaries, Boxing Gym, came out in 2010. While the content at face value might be assumed by the title, it becomes a very thoughtful statement on the more unlikely ways community bonds can be formed, especially in the face of tragedy.
Other good films from 2010:
The Social Network
Never Let Me Go
The Ghost Writer
I Am Love
Outside the Law
Plus these films, which might technically be 2009 but didn’t get US release until 2010:
The Father of My Children
Yep…forgot about Restrepo….
….and I would add The Fighter to the list as well……plus Toy Story 3……