2010 in review: movies
There’s less than a week left in 2010 so let’s review the best (and worst) of the year, as seen through The Dernier Cri.
What better place to start than with movies – after all, my movie reviews have been among the most popular views on this site with The Runaways review alone recording a whopping 4500 views. So here we go…
Absolute worst film: I should preface this by saying I did see several extraordinarily bad films during the year (Cop Out springs to mind) but as far as reviews on this blog go, nothing beats When In Rome. Seriously, don’t bother.
Biggest disappointment: I had high hopes for Going the Distance, after my own experience in a long-distance relationship but sadly this film didn’t make the grade. It had so much potential but so many opportunities were missed. Too bad, too sad.
Surpring success: This category is a three-way tie. First up is one of my earliest reviews and Tom Ford’s first foray into film making, A Single Man. Who knew Ford could pull it off? Second is a comedy that I didn’t expect to love but it filled my pocket full of sunshine, Easy A. Finally, I expected The Social Network to be an absolute disaster but the pace and humour kept me hooked until the bitter end.
Still waiting: I’m still really looking forward to the Australian release of Black Swan. Another film that is out but I haven’t seen yet is The King’s Speech. Hopefully both will be good enough to make the list next year.
Runner Up: I was amazed that Kirsten Stewart was a pretty decent actress once you got her out of Twilight and into Joan Jett’s wardrobe, and Dakota Fanning really owned the screen in her role as Cherrie Currie. The unexpectedly awesome film, The Runaways, gets runner up this year.
Best Film of 2010: Perhaps it was a dream, perhaps the idea was planted in my mind, but I’m certain the best film I saw this year was Inception. Its originality and execution made it top of my list.
If you want a re-cap of 2010 in film, check out the fantastic YouTube clip below – I’ve seen 37 of the 270 films featured. How many have you seen?