Top 10 Movies of 2010 - Part IDecember 30, 2010

Top 10 Movies of 2010 - Part I

On Demand Weekly's Cynthia Kane and Sean McPhillips offer their Top 10 Movies of 2010. Tell us what you think of the their lists or what your #1 movie of 2010 is HERE.

Part I - Cynthia's is below.
Part II - Sean's is HERE.

 

Cynthia Kane's Top 10 Movies of 2010 (in alphabetical order):
 
127 HOURS
Directed bu Danny Boyle with an extraordinary performance by James Franco, this is the story mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
 
ANOTHER YEAR
Mike Leigh at his best, except I kind of think he’s always at his best.
A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

CARLOS AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND
From Olivier Assayas, the story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, better known as Carlos the Jackal who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting. Sundance Channel aired this extraordinary work earlier this fall in three parts, but it’s a trip to watch in it entirety in one sitting.
 
FAIR GAME
Valerie Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq.  

THE GHOST WRITER
From Roman Polanski, a ghostwriter (Ewan MacGregor) hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy. Brilliant, edgy and it makes you wonder….

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO & THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
If you’ve read the best-selling thrillers from the late Stieg Larsson, it’s worth seeing the films and I am waiting anxiously for the final episode, THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST. Noomi Rapace kicks ass as Lisbeth Salander
 
THE KING’S SPEECH
The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. With Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush. Just coming out in cinemas now. A must-see.
 
WHITE MATERIAL AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND
Director: Claire Denis
My personal favorite of the year.
A white French family outlawed in its home and attempting to save its coffee plantation connects with a black hero also embroiled in the tumult. All try to survive as their world rapidly crumbles around them.
 
WINTER’S BONE AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND
A courageous Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her meth-making/dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
 
Click HERE to read Sean McPhillips' Top 10 Movies of 2010

 

- Cynthia Kane

Cynthia
Cynthia Kane reviews documentaries for On Demand Weekly. She is a writer and Sr Programming Manager for [ ITVS], overseeing the International Initiative for funding in their SF office. Prior she’s had many incarnations from actor to writer to producer. She co-created DOCday on Sundance Channel.

 

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