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Saturday
Jan012011

2010 Films, Graded

130 Films. (Last updated 03/20/2011)
Ordered Alphabetically by Grade. (# Multiple Viewings)
Links go to related writings when applicable.
Top Ten List coming this week.

 

Don't miss them! 

A/A-

I Am Love d. Luca Guadagnino [articles] 2
The Kids Are All Right d. Lisa Cholodenko [review, "best in show", interview, articles] 3
Last Train Home d. Lixin Fan [review]
Prodigal Sons d. Kimberly Reid [reviews]
The Social Network d. David Fincher [review, "best in show", articles] 4

A-/B+

Animal Kingdom d. David Michôd ["best in show", interview, articles] 2
Another Year d. Mike Leigh [articles, honorable mention] 2
Applause d. Martin Zandvliet [review, honorable mention] 2
Black Swan d. Darren Aronofsky [7 word review, articles] 2
Blue Valentine d. Derek Cianfrance [capsule review, articles]
The Fighter d. David O. Russell [articles] 2
Fish Tank d. Andrea Arnold [top ten]
The Ghost Writer
d. Roman Polanski ["best in show", articles, top ten]
How To Train Your Dragon d. [personal anecdote, top ten list] 2
The Illusionist d. Sylvain Chomet [honorable mention]
Kawasaki's Rose
d. Jan Hrebek [honorable mention]
Mother d. Bong Joon-ho [honorable mention]
A Prophet
d. Jacques Audiard [runner up]
Rabbit Hole
d. John Cameron Mitchell [7 word review, articles, runner up] 2
Toy Story 3 d. Lee Unkrich [review, articles, runner up] 2
Winter's Bone d. Debra Granik [articles, honorable mention]2

Recommended with varying degrees of enthusiasm.


B+/B

127 Hours d. Danny Boyle [articles]
Boy d. Taiki Cohen [capsule]
Cairo Time d. Ruba Nadda [7 word review, interview]
Catfish d. Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman [capsule]
Cleanflix d. Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi [capsule]
Cyrus d. Duplass Bros [capsule] 2
Exit Through the Gift Shop d. Banksy [best of year honorable mention]
Greenberg
d. Noah Baumbach [articles]
Hipsters d. Valeriy Todorovskiy [capsule]
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work d. [7 word review, honorable mention] 2
Made in Dagenham d. Nigel Cole [7 word review]
One Too Many Mornings d. Michael Mohan [capsule]
Please Give d. Nicole Holofcener [capsule, honorable mention] 2
Restrepo d.
The Runaways d. Flora Sigismondi [capsule]
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World d. Edgar Wright [review, "best in show", articles, honorable mention]
Somewhere
d. Sofia Coppola []
Soul Kitchen d. Fatih Akin []
The Square d. Nash Edgerton []
Tangled d. Nathan Greno & Byron Howard [articles, best in show, honorable mention] 3
Tiny Furniture d. []
Undertow d. Javier Fuentes-León [review, interview]
Waking Sleeping Beauty d. Don Hahn [review]
White Material d. Claire Denis []

 

Recommended with reservations.

B/B-

Buried d. Rodrigo Cortés [capsule]
Burlesque d. Steve Antin [review, articles]
Despicable Me d. [7 word review]
Easy A d. Will Gluck [review, "best in show", articles]
Inception d. Chris Nolan [review, "best in show", articles]
Inside Job d. [7 word review]
The King's Speech d. Tom Hooper [7 word review, articles]
Lebanon d. Samuel Maoz [review]
The Lottery d. Madeleine Sackler []
I Love You Phillip Morris d. [review, articles]
Mamma Gógó d. Fridrik Thór Fridriksson []
Micmacs d. Jean Pierre-Jeunet [7 word review]
The Misfortunates d. Felix Van Groenigen []
Secure Space d. Oren Gvili []
Salt d. Phillip Noyce [7 word review]
Terribly Happy d. Henrik Ruben Genz []
The Town d. Ben Affleck [articles]
The Trotsky d. Jacob Tierney []
True Grit d. Joel & Ethan Coen [review] 2
The Way Back d. Peter Weir [7 word review, articles]

Toss up.

B -/C+

Babies d. Thomas Balmes [personal anecdote]
Bran Nue Dae d. Rachel Perkins [capsule]
City of Borders d. Yun Suh []
Conviction d. Tony Goldwyn ["best in show", interview, articles]
Eat Pray Love d. Ryan Murphy [review, "best in show", articles]
The Eclipse d. Conor McPherson []
The Infidel d. Josh Appignanesi []
Iron Man 2 d. Jon Favreau [review, articles]
Knight & Day d. James Mangold [review ]
Let Me In d. Matt Reeves []
My Joy
d. Sergie Loznitsa [7 word review]
La Mission d. Peter Bratt [review]
Let Me In d. Matt Reeves []
Northless d. Rigoberto Pérezcano []
Nowhere Boy d. Sam Taylor Wood [capsule]
Open d. Jake Yuzna []
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll d. Mat Whitecross []
Timer  d. Jac Schaeffer [capsule]
Vegetarian d. Lim Seong-Woong [capsule]
Zonad d. John & Keiran Carney []

C+/C

Bomber d. Paul Cotter []
Date Night d. Shawn Levy [capsule]
David's Birthday d. Marco Filiberti [review]
Herpes Boy d. Nathaniel Atcheson []
Holy Rollers d. Kevin Asch [capsule]
It's Kind of a Funny Story d. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck [articles]
Kick-Ass d. Matthew Vaughn [review, articles]
Kites d. Anurang Basu [review, articles]
Leaving d. Catherine Corsini [7 word review]
Mother and Child d. Rodrigo Garcia [capsule]
Never Let Me Go d. Mark Romanek [review, "best in show", articles]
Shutter Island d. Martin Scorsese [capsule, articles]
Splice d. Vincenzo Natali [capsule]

 

Not recommended.

C/C-

All Good Things d. [interview]
Fighting Fish
d. Annette Apitz []
Get Low d. Aaron Schneider [capsule, articles]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo d. []
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 d. David Yates [articles, frustration]
Hereafter d. Clint Eastwood [review, articles]
For Colored Girls d. Tyler Perry []
New Low d. Adam Bowers []
No Woman No Cry d. Christy Turlington Burns []
Oki's Movie d. Hong Sang-soo [7 word review]
Red d. []
Secretariat d. John Lee Hancock [minor thoughts]
Sex & the City 2 d. Michael Patrick King [review]
Snow and Ashes d. Charles Olivier-Michaud []
Today's Special d. David Kaplan []
Violet Tendencies d. Casper Andreas []

C-/D+

After.Life d. Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo [anecdote]
The Burial d. Danielle Boucher & David William Mills []
Love and Other Drugs d. Edward Zwick []
Love Ranch
d. Taylor Hackford [worst of year]
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time d. Mike Newell [articles]
Waiting for Superman d. Davis Guggenheim [capsule]

D+/D

The Wolf Man d. Joe Johnston [review, articles, worst of year]
Repo Men d. Miguel Sapochnik [worst of year]
The Romantics d. Galt Niederhoffer [capsule, worst of year ]
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger d. Woody Allen [7 word review, articles, worst of year]

 

Make it stop!

D-/F

Alice in Wonderland d. Tim Burton [review, articles, worst of year ]
The Chameleon d. Jean-Paul Salomé []
Elvis & Madona d. Marcello Laffitte []
Stone d. John Curran [7 word review, worst of year]
The Tempest d. Julie Taymor [7 word review, worst of year]