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#21 Christian

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 12:00 PM

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 12:32 AM

Kyle Smith:

1. 127 Hours
2. Iron Man 2
3. Mademoiselle Chambon
4. My Dog Tulip
5. Another Year
6. Tamara Drewe
7. Hot Tub Time Machine
8. I Love You, Phillip Morris
9. Youth in Revolt
10. Tiny Furniture

Kyle Smith, redux (pre-NYFCC vote):

Best Picture: “127 Hours” (”Another Year”). If it comes down to “The King’s Speech” or “The Social Network,” I’ll choose the latter on grounds that it’s more interesting.
Best Actor: Robert Duvall, “Get Low.” (James Franco, “127 Hours,” Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”)
Best Supporting Actor: Bill Murray, “Get Low.” (Matt Damon, “True Grit,” Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”)
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan.” (Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right”)
Best Supporting Actress: Lesley Manville, “Another Year” (Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit,” Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”)
Best Screenplay: “127 Hours” (”Another Year,” “Tamara Drewe”)
Best Director: Danny Boyle, “127 Hours” (Mike Leigh, “Another Year,” David Fincher, “The Social Network”)
Best Foreign Film: “Mademoiselle Chambon” (”A Prophet”)
Best Animated Film: “My Dog Tulip” (”Tangled,” “Despicable Me”)
Best First Film: “I Love You, Phillip Morris” (”Tiny Furniture”)
Best Cinematography: “Black Swan” (”The Social Network”)
Best documentary: “Waiting for ‘Superman’” (”Exit Through the Gift Shop”)

Anne Thompson:

Best Film »
1) Winter’s Bone
2) The Kids Are All Right
3) The Social Network
4) Toy Story 3
5) Inside Job
6) Carlos
7) Let Me In
8) The King’s Speech
9) True Grit
10) The Ghost Writer

Best Lead Performance »
1) Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
2) Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
3) Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
4) Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
5) Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Best Supporting Performance »
1) Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
2) Sam Rockwell, Conviction
3) Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
4) Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
5) Marion Cotillard Inception

Best Director »
1) Debra Granik, Winter’s Bone

Best Documentary »
1) Restrepo

Best Screenplay »
1) Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best First Feature »
1) Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Undistributed Film »
1) Abel
2) Silent Souls

Toronto Film Critics Association:

The Toronto Film Critics Association confirmed it is a friend of David Fincher’s The Social Network, awarding it best picture along with four other prizes at its annual awards vote on Sunday.

The film, about how Harvard freshman Mark Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook, the Web’s most popular social networking site, also won prizes for best director for Fincher, best screenplay for Aaron Sorkin, best actor for Jesse Eisenberg and best supporting actor for Armie Hammer, who played twin brothers in the movie.

The only other film that took more than one prize from the Toronto critics was the art documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop by secretive English street artist Banksy, which won best documentary and best first feature awards.

In other major awards, Jennifer Lawrence won best actress for her performance in the U.S. independent film Winter’s Bone, in which she plays a teenager from the Missouri Ozarks who must find her missing father to save her family’s home. Newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, who stars in the Coen brothers’ True Grit as a girl who hires a U.S. marshal (Jeff Bridges) to avenge her father’s murder, took the best supporting actress honours. The film opens on Dec. 22.

Best foreign film went to this year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner, Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. The best animated film award went to How to Train Your Dragon, in a departure from U.S. critics groups who all gave the prize to Toy Story 3.

Toronto director Daniel Cockburn was named the recipient of this year's Jay Scott Prize for emerging Canadian filmmaker for his film You Are Here. The prize is named after the renowned Globe and Mail critic who died in 1993.

The Toronto association, which consists of 43 broadcast and print journalists from the Toronto area, also announced three finalists for the $15,000 Rogers Best Canadian Feature Award: Incendies, directed by Denis Villeneuve; Splice, directed by Vincenzo Natali; and Trigger, directed by Bruce McDonald. The winner will be announced at an awards dinner on Jan. 12, along with the first Deluxe Student Film Award, which comes with $3,000 worth of postproduction services.



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Posted 15 December 2010 - 01:52 AM

The Toronto International Film Festival has named its top ten Canadian movies of 2010:

Les Amours imaginaires (Heartbeats), dir. Xavier Dolan
Barney's Version, dir. Richard J. Lewis
Curling, dir. Denis Cote
The High Cost of Living, dir. Deborah Chow
Incendies, dir. Denis Villeneuve
Last Train Home, dir. Lixin Fan
MODRA, dir. Ingrid Veninger
Splice, dir. Vincenzo Natali
Trigger, dir. Bruce McDonald
Trois temps apres la mort d'Anna (Mourning For Anna), dir. Catherine Martin



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Posted 15 December 2010 - 10:07 AM

AV Club lists their top 15 worst movies of 2010:

15. Hot Tub Time Machine
14. Letters to Juliet
13. Multiple Sarcasms
12. The Bounty Hunter
11. Marmaduke
10. Killers
9. Flipped
8. When In Rome
7. Grown Ups
6. Finding Bliss
5. The Nutcracker in 3D
4. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
3. Jonah Hex
2. Sex in the City 2
1. The Last Airbender



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Posted 16 December 2010 - 06:32 AM

The AV Club's best films of 2010, with their film critics' personal lists:

15. The Kids Are All Right
14. Shutter Island
13. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
12. Dogtooth
11. Greenberg
10. True Grit
9. A Prophet
8. Carlos
7. Mother
6. Toy Story 3
5. Exit Through the Gift Shop
4. Inception
3. Black Swan
2. The Social Network
1. Winter's Bone


Some love for some A&F favorites, it seems, plus some really interesting choices (and commentary) on the individual lists.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 07:23 PM

Here's an unusual top 10 list for 2010.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 09:51 AM

I don't know if Ken Morefield's top 10 belongs in a thread of "our lists" or "other lists," but I'm putting it here. Interesting number 1. And I'm glad to see number 8 on someone's list.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 10:33 AM

> Here's an unusual top 10 list for 2010.

The One With A Bunch Of Authentic-Feeling Regional Stereotypes

The Other One With A Bunch Of Authentic-Feeling Regional Stereotypes


Ha!

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:25 AM

I don't know if Ken Morefield's top 10 belongs in a thread of "our lists" or "other lists," but I'm putting it here. Interesting number 1. And I'm glad to see number 8 on someone's list.


The lists I admire most are 1) personal, 2) thoughtful, 3) respectful of the value of imagery as much or more than the power of storytelling or argument.

This is a great list.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 01:21 PM

Roger Ebert (#1: The Social Network).

Glenn Kenny (#1: Carlos).

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 01:24 PM

Roger Ebert (#1: The Social Network).

Glenn Kenny (#1: Carlos).


Glad to see Kenny among those who rate Shutter Island higher than Inception.

Glad to see Ebert honoring The Secret in Their Eyes, and sticking to his guns on Secretariat.

Edited by Overstreet, 17 December 2010 - 01:26 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2010 - 04:43 PM

AV Club lists their top 15 worst movies of 2010:

15. Hot Tub Time Machine
14. Letters to Juliet
13. Multiple Sarcasms
12. The Bounty Hunter
11. Marmaduke
10. Killers
9. Flipped
8. When In Rome
7. Grown Ups
6. Finding Bliss
5. The Nutcracker in 3D
4. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
3. Jonah Hex
2. Sex in the City 2
1. The Last Airbender


I love that I've seen none of these films.

Edit: Oh, wait! I did see Letters to Juliet.

and I actually liked it... ugh

The AV Club's best films of 2010, with their film critics' personal lists:

15. The Kids Are All Right
14. Shutter Island
13. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
12. Dogtooth
11. Greenberg
10. True Grit
9. A Prophet
8. Carlos
7. Mother
6. Toy Story 3
5. Exit Through the Gift Shop
4. Inception
3. Black Swan
2. The Social Network
1. Winter's Bone


I love that I've seen 11/15 of these, with a shot at one more tomorrow and two more when they come out. But I hate hate hate Greenberg and Scott Pilgrim, I can't believe how either make a "Best," instead of a "Worst". There's simply no value there.

Edited by Persona, 17 December 2010 - 04:45 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2010 - 05:00 PM

There's simply no value there.


Wow.

Just... wow.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 05:03 PM

From IFC:
Matt Singer (#1 - Alamar)
Allison Willmore (#1 - The Social Network)
Stephen Saito (#1 - I Am Love)

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 07:37 PM

Richard Brody goes with Shutter Island at #1.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 08:42 PM

Apart from all technique (and his is formidable), Aronofsky understands actors, as people, better than almost any director around.


You know... I've been trying not to go there. But my foot is slipping off the brake.

Is this his movie about Rachel Weisz?

I mean... I've interviewed a lot of Hollywood actors. And none of them lingers so vividly in my memory as my brief time across the table from Weisz. She is intense. Intelligent. Driven. And takes on an interview like a competition.

I know we can't arrive at an answer to this question beyond "maybe." But I did think about that possibility, and their recent split, as I watched Black Swan. It did not make the experience any more pleasant.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:14 AM

Indiewire lists Film Comment's picks, and notes that The Social Network comes in at number ... 2! Guess what beat it?

And White Material is #3.

And Shutter Island gives Inception another whuppin'.

Edited by Christian, 18 December 2010 - 12:15 AM.


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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:42 AM

Kenneth Turan's Top "10" in the LA Times. Turan is always numerically challenged when it comes to his annual top ten. this year he includes 23 films in his top ten. Number 1: Inception, The Social Network, and Toy Story 3.

Also in the Times, Betsy Sharkey's Top 10 This one has 10 films, plus an 11th selection as most disturbing trend: the 3D mania (complete with a picture of HM QEII sporting glasses).

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 02:46 PM

Ann Hornaday finds room for Please Give (yay!). The print edition includes several titles that just missed the cut, but the online version leaves those titles out. Among the just-missed-the-list: Tiny Furniture.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 01:51 AM


There's simply no value there.


Wow.

Just... wow.

I have had so little Internet time lately that I can't look up why you're wowing me. I guess I'm assuming you liked one or the other, or thought one or the other had value. Either that or you're wowing me because I. AM. SO. GOOD. LOOKING... :)

(I doubt the latter option)

FWIW, I haven't been on the Scott Pilgrim thread because honestly I could care less, and I think I was the one that began the Greenberg thread, where I ranted and got all hot and fussy

Richard Brody goes with Shutter Island at #1.

And there's a guy that doesn't get out much.

I mean... I've interviewed a lot of Hollywood actors. And none of them lingers so vividly in my memory as my brief time across the table from Weisz.


And what's the deal with calling all these chicks "actors" these days? I really don't get it. They don't like being women? They can't celebrate their acting femininity? Did the word "actress" become anti-PC? Do we really not want to distinguish between those with boobs and those with downward external genitalia? I really don't get this...

Edited by Persona, 20 December 2010 - 01:55 AM.