Just hours from now Hollywood will give out little gold men to what some consider the very best cinema has to offer. I disagree with the Academy. I will be live-tweeting the Oscars and Red Carpet shindig at 6:30pm EST so stay tuned for that and follow us at @artdepartmental on Twitter.
Film is a highly subjective medium to which everyone has their favourites and I am no exception. I see roughly 250-300 films a year so while I definitely have quite a bit of catching up to do as of right now on Oscar Sunday here are my Top 10 Favourites of 2010.
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Production Designer: Brigitte Broch
Director: Christopher Nolan | Production Designer: Guy Hendrix Dyas
3) Another Year
Director: Mike Leigh | Production Designer: Simon Beresford
Director: Bruce McDonald | Production Designer: Rob Gray
5) Black Swan
Director: Darren Aronofsky | Production Designer: Thérèse DePrez
6) Exit Through the Gift Shop
Documentary, Director: Banksy
7) The Social Network
Director: David Fincher | Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt
8 ) Shutter Island
Director: Martin Scorsese | Production Designer: Dante Ferretti
9) Blue Valentine
Director: Derek Cianfrance | Production Designer: Inbal Weinberg
10) The Radiant Child
Documentary, Director: Tamra Davis
Honorable Mentions: The King’s Speech, Cyrus, Marwencol, Toy Story 3, Rabbit Hole, Howl, and Winter’s Bone
Movies I saw in 2010 but will technically be released in 2011: Submarine, Essential Killing, Autumn Gold, and Womb
Movies I have yet to see thus didn’t make it on the list: Waste Land, Catfish, Dogtooth, In A Better World, Somewhere, Animal Kingdom, Meek’s Cutoff and I Am Love among others. I will update this as I see more films from 2010.
What were your favourite films of 2010 and why? What do/did you think of the Oscars?
Rose Lagacé | @artdepartmental