Ten best films of 2010

One month ago I lamented my slim chances of watching all the major Oscar-contending films before the ceremony itself. While we have knocked a few off the list, I figure I can’t wait any longer to lay out what I see as the best films of 2010, even though I still haven’t seen 127 Hours, Black Swan, Blue Valentine, Buried, Exit Through The Gift Shop, The Fighter, Get Low, Incendies, Inside Job, The King’s Speech, Restrepo, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, A Single Man, Somewhere or The Tillman Story. Alas. Here’s the early list:

  1. Inception
  2. The Social Network
  3. True Grit
  4. Winter’s Bone
  5. 13 Assassins
  6. Let Me In
  7. The Town
  8. Easy A
  9. Kick-Ass
  10. Toy Story 3

No surprise with the top three, I think. The bottom of that list is clearly where things got light, but Easy A, Kick-Ass and Toy Story 3 were all comedies with depth, so they make the list.

Honorable mentions: Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage, The Kids Are All Right, Trust and Confessions.