YEAR ENDING (2010)

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British Release Poster

December (2010)

Another Year – Directed By Mike Leigh

“Unexpected in nearly every regard except for Leigh’s naturally poetic and never more appropriate disregard for artifice.” -d

 

MARWENCOL

 

November (2010)

Marwencol – Directed By Jeff Malmberg

“Both the tragic surrender to crippling forces within and the triumphant surmounting of crippling forces without are re-imagined in the detail of infinite escape.” -d

 

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Theatrical Release Poster

October (2010)

Enter The Void – Directed by Gaspar Noé

“Propelled by a neon pulse, Gaspar Noé’s ever-expanding phantasm hovers just above the hypnotic maze of a damaged psyche, rendering it microcosmic through the eyes of the bonds formed there.” -d

 

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Theatrical Release Poster

September (2010)

Catfish – Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman

“While the question of its validity as a “documentary” may loom large, it should only serve to intensify the intrigue, for it is the precise metaphoric shadow the premise calls to be cast in.” -d

 

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August (2010)

Life During Wartime – Directed By Todd Solondz

“Not only the feel bad movie of the year, but the feel awkward/feel disconnected and I’d rather not “feel” movie of the year as well.” -d

 

 

Theatrical Release
Theatrical Release

July (2010)

Inception – Directed by Christopher Nolan

“Iconoclastic contraband in the form of a blockbuster; a kinetic treatise on cinema as a shared dream state limited only by the preconceived notions the director has of his audience and the audience of the dream’s direction.” -d

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Theatrical Release Poster

June (2010)

Winter’s Bone – Directed by Debra Granik

“With an assured stillness, Debra Granik captures the endless withering and graceful patience of an expanse of decay that designs numberless souls to perpetuate its nature and perhaps a few capable of defying it.” -d

 

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French Release Poster

May (2010)

Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) – Directed by Jean Pierre Juenet

“A throwback to the silent era that resoundingly trumpets the usefulness of the things we throw away, including the irrepressible cacophony of war in our collective memory.” -d

 

First Edition (Swedish)
First Edition (Swedish)

April (2010)

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor) – Directed by Niels Arden Oplev

“Crucial to the nuance and naturalism of its unraveling is the uniform chemistry of a cast capable of coalescing a communal characterization as complex as the central mystery itself.” -d

 

Modeo
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March (2010)

Mother (Madeo) – Directed by Bong Joon-ho

“With implicit omniscience and something grander than compassion, Bong Joon-ho approaches tragic circumstances at a transcendent remove, hovering just beyond the reach of characters who compel us to gravitate to the depredation that grounds them.” -d

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Theatrical Release Poster

Feb (2010)

Shutter Island – Directed By Martin Scorsese

“There’s no shame in resigning oneself to the comforts of a cinematic straight-jacket when the incomparable talents of Scorsese, Schoonmaker, Ferretti and Richardson conspire to fit you for one.” -d

 

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Theatrical Release Poster

Jan (2010)

Fish Tank – Directed By Andrea Arnold

“Andrea Arnold sheds her “talented exponent of the new British Miserablism” tag, claiming her place as certified master of that particularly grimy cinematic subsect by artfully engendering a celluloid capable of assimilating the very soul of her protagonist and in the grander context that of adolescent neglect itself.” -d