Here is the best of 2010 according to Film Comment. Of their top 10, the only 2 I didn’t much care for were Wild Grass and Everyone Else, but I know critics went bat shit crazy for them so I’m not going to squeal about it.

Of the rest, there are about 15 I haven’t seen which is a little depressing, but again there are only 2 more that didn’t work for me: Vincere and Please Give.  Once again, critic-gasms across the board, especially for Vincere so you won’t hear me complaining. All the rest I liked or loved to varying degrees. I’m disappointed Waste Land isn’t on there anywhere, but you can’t have everything

After the Top 50 is another list of 20 films that haven’t been released in theaters yet. Call it the “Snooty Film Comment Ha Ha We Go To Film Festivals And You Don’t” list.

  1. Carlos, Olivier Assayas
  2. The Social Network, David Fincher
  3. White Material, Claire Denis
  4. The Ghost Writer, Roman Polanski
  5. A Prophet, Jacques Audiard
  6. Winter’s Bone, Debra Granik
  7. Inside Job, Charles Ferguson
  8. Wild Grass, Alain Resnais
  9. Everyone Else, Maren Ade
  10. Greenberg, Noah Baumbach

  1. Mother, Bong Joon-ho
  2. Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich
  3. Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl, Manoel de Oliveira
  4. Another Year, Mike Leigh
  5. The Strange Case of Angelica, Manoel de Oliveira
  6. The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko
  7. Shutter Island, Martin Scorsese
  8. Around a Small Mountain, Jacques Rivette
  9. Our Beloved Month of August, Miguel Gomes
  10. Ne change rien, Pedro Costa
  11. Dogtooth, Yorgos Lanthimos
  12. I Am Love, Luca Guadagnino
  13. Sweetgrass, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Ilisa Barbash
  14. Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky
  15. The Father of My Children, Mia Hansen-Løve
  16. Boxing Gym, Frederick Wiseman
  17. Secret Sunshine, Lee Chang-dong
  18. Bluebeard, Catherine Breillat
  19. Enter the Void, Gaspar Noé
  20. Inception, Christopher Nolan
  21. Alamar, Pedro González-Rubio
  22. The Oath, Laura Poitras
  23. Exit Through the Gift Shop, Banksy
  24. World on a Wire, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  25. Animal Kingdom, David Michôd
  26. Vincere, Marco Bellocchio
  27. Daddy Longlegs, Ben & Joshua Safdie
  28. Lourdes, Jessica Hausner
  29. Life During Wartime, Todd Solondz
  30. Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold
  31. Please Give, Nicole Holofcener
  32. True Grit, Joel & Ethan Coen
  33. Lebanon, Samuel Maoz
  34. The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper
  35. I Love You Phillip Morris, Glenn Ficarra & John Requa
  36. Last Train Home, Lixin Fan
  37. Blue Valentine, Derek Cianfrance
  38. Hadewijch, Bruno Dumont
  39. The Anchorage, Anders Edström & C.W. Winter
  40. Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno, Serge Bromberg & Ruxandra Medrea

20 Best Unreleased Films

  1. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  2. Film Socialisme, Jean-Luc Godard
  3. Poetry, Lee Chang-dong
  4. Meek’s Cutoff, Kelly Reichardt
  5. Aurora, Cristi Puiu
  6. Mysteries of Lisbon, Raúl Ruiz
  7. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu, Andrei Ujica
  8. The Four Times, Michelangelo Frammartino
  9. Certified Copy, Abbas Kiarostami
  10. Tuesday, After Christmas, Radu Muntean
  11. Oki’s Movie, Hong Sang-soo
  12. Ruhr, James Benning
  13. I Wish I Knew, Jia Zhangke
  14. My Joy, Sergei Loznitsa
  15. Nostalgia for the Light, Patricio Guzmán,
  16. Robinson in Ruins, Patrick Keiller
  17. Black Venus, Abdellatif Kechiche
  18. Of Gods and Men, Xavier Beauvois
  19. Tabloid, Errol Morris
  20. The Robber, Benjamin Heisenberg

via: The Playlist

One Response to “Carlos tops Film Comment’s Top 50 of 2010”

  1. I’ll switch Mother for Greenberg xD And probably The Ghost Writer and A Prophet ahead of The Social Network. xD

    But I’ve only seen 5 from the Top5. And only 15 from the 50 xD but I blame that on distribution.

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