TEN BEST FILMS OF 2010

Top Ten Films of 2010 as seen in the cinema

 

A Single Man directed by Tom Ford

Tom Ford’s directorial debut breathing fashionable flare into Christopher Isherwood’s novel of the same name. Gorgeously shot with outstanding performances by Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.

 

 

The Hurt Locker directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar winning drama set in war torn Baghdad featuring a superb performance by Jeremy Renner as head of a bomb disposal unit who feels that war is the only drug. Also starring Ralph Fiennes and Anthony Mackie.

 

 

The Ghost Writer directed by Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski’s dark tale of intrigue about a writer who uncovers the secrets of a scandal ridden former British Prime Minister. Featuring great performances by Ewan Mcgregor, Pierce Brosnan and Olivia Williams. The end scene is the stunner!

 

Creation

Creation directed by Jon Amiel

Jon Amiel’s Victorian drama about the inspiration behind Charles Darwin’s seminal work the Origin of the Species. Featuring tortured performances by Paul Bettany as Darwin and Jennifer Connelly as his long suffering but patient spouse.

Inception

Inception directed by Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan’s dream caper featuring a superb cast headed up the ever talented Leonardo di Caprio, Marion Cottillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Caine. Technically the film is an absolute stunner with visuals reminiscent of Nolan’s earlier film’s Memento and Batman Begins.

 

 

 

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open

Israeli film about forbidden love between a Kosher butcher in Jerusalem and a young male drifter. Superb in its originality.

 

 

 

 

Mao’s Last Dancer

Mao’s Last Dancer directed by Bruce Bereford

Bruce Bereford’s beautiful tale about a Ballet dancer who defects to America from Communist China and becomes the toast of the Houston Ballet Company. Watch out for an appearance by Kyle Maclachlan as the immigration lawyer.

 

 

 

 

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes directed by Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie’s action packed 21st century take on the classic Victorian detective featuring muscular performances by Robert Downey Jnr, back on form along side a perfectly cast Jude Law as the ever sensible Dr Watson.

 

 

 

 

Chloe

Chloe

Canadian-Egyptian director Atom Egoyan’s tale of sexual obsession and lust set in icy Toronto featuring a luminous Amanda Seyfreid as the seducer of an entirely respectable middle class family. Also featuring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore

 

 

 

 

The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon

This black and white Austrian film by Michael Hanecke and winner of the 2009 Palm d’Or is an evocative and disturbing tale of a group of teenagers who terrorize a small Austrian village on the eve of World War One, only to one day grow up to become Nazi’s in World War II.

 

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