OSCAR WEEK: My Top 10 Favourite Films of 2010

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.


1) Biutiful

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Production Designer: Brigitte Broch

2) Inception

Director: Christopher Nolan | Production Designer: Guy Hendrix Dyas

3) Another Year

Director: Mike Leigh | Production Designer: Simon Beresford

4) Trigger

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

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Rose Lagacé is a production designer for film & television by day and an emerging filmmaker by night. Rose is also the creator and editor of Art Departmental where she celebrates the art and craft of production design.

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