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The 12 best films in or around 2010

by Rawson Sillsby
The 12 best films in or around 2010 by Rawson Sillsby
I always like to get this out before the oscars. After the oscars I always give up on movies for a few months after crap like Crash wins a best picture award. Living somewhere that doesnt get a lot of the more obscure films its hard to make this list at the actual end of the year. Anything not seen by this point will have to go on next year’s list. One note: Restrepo was a great documentary and I think the only reason its not on this list is because I read its companion book (War by Sebastian Junger) first. The book is great, but having read it I thought the film was less powerful simply because I already knew what was going to happen. If… Read more

I always like to get this out before the oscars. After the oscars I always give up on movies for a few months after crap like Crash wins a best picture award. Living somewhere that doesnt get a lot of the more obscure films its hard to make this list at the actual end of the year. Anything not seen by this point will have to go on next year’s list.

One note: Restrepo was a great documentary and I think the only reason its not on this list is because I read its companion book (War by Sebastian Junger) first. The book is great, but having read it I thought the film was less powerful simply because I already knew what was going to happen. If you prefer to read then read War. If not then watch Restrepo.

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