Thursday, July 1, 2010

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Halfway Point

It's the first of the month, so you know what that means: an update of the Top Ten so far. Last month, Korean thriller Mother came out on top, followed by the unreviewed Blue Valentine, the flawed but refreshing The Runaways, A Prophet and Greenberg. The Ghost Writer, Kick-Ass, Shutter Island, Iron Man 2 and Hot Tub Time Machine finished in the last half of the Top Ten, nothing to sniff at, I assure you. But now that we've gotten through the first half of the year, a new list must be made, one that more clearly defines the state of film at this present juncture. I still haven't reviewed Casino Jack and the Unites States on Money, nor have I shared my thoughts on Please Give. Nevertheless, here we go:

1. Mother
2. Blue Valentine
3. Toy Story 3
4. The Karate Kid
5. The Runaways
6. The Ghost Writer
7. Greenberg
8. A Prophet
9. Kick-Ass
10. Hot Tub Time Machine

Not just new additions, but some re-arranging as well.

1 comment:

TomS said...

Great summary Walter.

I don't think I managed to even see 10 new movies this year. The more interesting ones are difficult to get to, or they play for a week or two and then leave (Like Mother, unfortunately)...

I hate to admit that the bulk of popular films now on movie screens don't appeal to my sense of excitement about how film can treat important subject matter, can tramsform a viewer....

I enjoyed How to Train Your Dragon, and Letters to Juliet, although I would not regard them as major works of lasting significance.

I may have to take a look at Toy Story 3... and Ghost Writer is definitely on my list.

This week I hope to make it to "Restrepo", and the Joan Rivers Documentary.... "The Killer Inside Me" sounds tawdry but interesting nonetheless...and Shutter Island is now on DVD....I'll keep you posted.