The other night, I almost was in a car accident due to horrible road conditions and my need to see my favorite film of the year. So, I decided it might be fitting to share my faves of TwentyTen… since I brave death for them and all…
[TEN] – GET LOW
A moving story of a life filled with self-imprisonment… Not being able to let go of your mistakes, forgive yourself. Plus it has Bill Murray.
[NINE] – WAITING FOR SUPERMAN
A shocking documentary on the public school system in America… just in case you weren’t worried about anything else wrong with our country.
[EIGHT] – INCEPTION
I saw Inception… or at least I dreamed I did…
Incredible film on so many levels. I’m only putting it so low [or high?] on the list because of that damn winter wonderland scene they had close to the end… A] stupid. and B] the film could’ve been over a half hour before the rappelling characters survive the avalanche.
[SEVEN] – PLEASE GIVE
A painfully truthful story about the desires of the soul and just how f*cked up we all really are. Brilliant.
[wrote about this for a hot second: refreshing.]
[SIX] – MICMACS
A visually gorgeous tale by the same creative minds that brought us Amélie. Precious and beautiful.
[FIVE] – AN EDUCATION
[didn’t come to jackson ’til 2010, so it counts]
The heart-aching story of a young girl who falls for an older man who teaches her all the beauty that music, art, alcohol and “love” have to offer. [sickening, but beautiful]+ [hurtful, but true] = amazing.
[wrote about this for a hot second here: hollers.]
[FOUR] – THE FIGHTER
A powerful story of two brothers who box. This is more about family and drug destruction than it is about fighting. An addict as a person, a sibling, is finally brought to the screen as more than trouble. Don’t get me wrong, he’s still trouble… but not just trouble. Touching.
[THREE] – CYRUS
The year’s most underrated film. Jonah Hill and John C. Rielly [finally] in a film that A] isn’t slapstick offensive, B] is actually touching/truthful and C] is HILARIOUS. It’s effed up… It’s laugh-out-loud funny… It’s real… It’s unpredictable… It’s awesome.
[TWO] – EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
Well, now, I’m just obsessed with Banksy. I love his art and I find his whole schtick amazingly intriguing. After seeing this film, I couldn’t stop thinking about it for weeks. The best way to describe it is as my french is excused: a mind-f*ck. Is it real? Is it a hoax? Is Terry Guetta legit?
And this is the latest with Bansky: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/01/is-the-banksy-identity-auction-on-ebay-for-real.html
[wrote about this for a hot second: surprisingly unimportant.]
[ONE] – BLACK SWAN
Shocking. Beautiful. Creepy. Don’t see this one with your mother… Unless you’re Lisa Agiewich and you already did… with me. Regardless, this film is absolutely breath-taking. The character development [transformation] and the visual fight between good and evil is just incredible. Undeniably amazing.
Well, there ya have it, folks. And I must add that I’ve yet to see The Social Network and The Kids are All Right. I’ll be sure to let you know if those viewings change anything… I know you’re just on the edge of your seats.
Here’s to TwentyEleven being filled with even better films!