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And the Best Movie of 2010 is…

January 14, 2011


Won’t argue that in the slightest and would be oh so happy to see Nolan get his due this year. And for the record, the totem falls down. Michael Caine said it himself, folks.

Inception: 19 votes
Black Swan: 11 votes
The Social Network: 9 votes
Winter’s Bone: 3 votes
Toy Story 3: 3 votes
The Town: 2 votes
True Grit: 2 votes
127 Hours: 2 votes
The King’s Speech: 1 vote (good call, Deirdre)
The Fighter: 1 vote
– Other: 1 vote for Despicable Me (why not?), 1 vote for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (in typical muggle fashion), 1 vote for Blue Valentine (here, here!), 1 vote for Machete (I really need to see that, huh?), 1 vote for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (damn right), and 1 vote for Let Me In (way to represent, Sebastian).

Strut away, Leo. Strut away.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. January 14, 2011 11:29 pm

    I like Inception a lot, but there are several other films on this list that aren’t nearly as problematic. Upon repeat viewings, sections of the film are just too heavily burdened with dialogue and exposition. Still a fantastic work, and I get the praise, but in years past I think other films will hold up better.

    • January 18, 2011 12:35 pm

      I agree, but I still can’t knock how much people dig it and what it stands for in terms of paving the way for Hollywood blockbusters with a brain.

  2. January 15, 2011 12:33 am

    Interesting. I ran a poll like this on my site a few weeks ago and was surprised that Inception won. Although not by nearly as large a margin. I think it’s a great film, absolutely. But I don’t think it’s the very best that the medium has put out this year.

    • January 18, 2011 12:41 pm

      Agreed. Not exactly surprised, but yeah, wasn’t my #1 either.

  3. January 15, 2011 7:43 am

    Can’t say I’m too surprised by this. Inception was probably my fave of last year.

  4. January 15, 2011 9:09 pm


  5. January 17, 2011 9:27 am

    man that picture is funny. he hasnt a care in the world.. but is he awake???!!!

  6. January 17, 2011 2:34 pm

    I’m not surprised, but I am a little disappointed that Inception won. I liked it, but didn’t think it was one of the best movies of the year. At least Black Swan & The Social Network were second and third.

    • January 18, 2011 1:10 pm

      Yeah, Black Swan and Social Network were definitely a step above IMHO.

  7. January 25, 2011 3:11 pm

    I voted for it.

    And frankly (since James brought it up), I’m getting a bit sick of hearing people bitch about “all the exposition and dialogue.” As if people would have loved the movie had Nolan left us all in the dark about what was going on. No, that movie came out already, and was called Dark City (or any number of Lynch flicks), and those aren’t exactly winning “best of the year” polls, are they? Flawed logic, perhaps, but it works for me. Let’s face it, it’s a complicated concept – some explanation was needed, and the visuals and action more than justified it all.

    • January 25, 2011 3:14 pm

      Well said, bud. This movie would have been a clustercuss without all the exposition and dialogue. Don’t see the problem either.

      And I need to get off my ass and revisit Dark City already.

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