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(The "Best Movies of 2010" topic is also a thread on Filmleaf.)


(R=reviewed; BC=Baltimore Chronicle, CS=CineScene, R-V=Rendez-vous with French Cinema, SFIAF=San Francisco International Animation Festival, FCS=Film Comment Selects, ND/NF= New Directors, New Films, NYFF=New York Film Festival, SFIFF=San Francisco International Film Festival, NIC=New Italian Cinema (SF), Nfx=Netflix, ff=FlickFeast, ICP=IC Places)

Chris Knipp IMDb review index.
CK FSLC Filmleaf Rendez-Vous 2010 review index and Filmleaf NYFF review index.
CK Cinescene review index.
FCS, ND/NF Index of Chris Knipp reviews of Film Comment Selects and New Directors/New Films

Movies Seen in 2010 ( R=reviewed, NR= not reviewed, CS=CineScene, ICP=IC Places; R-V=Rendez-vous with French Cinema, FL=Filmleaf, FCS=Film Comment Selects, SFIFF=San Francisco Film Festival, Nfx=Netflix, NYFF=New York Film Festival 2010 (Sept.-Oct. 2010)


DVD availability as of Dec. 24, 2010:

-Ajami (Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani 2009) DVD
-Alamar (Pedro Gonzalez Rubio 2010) DVD
-American, The (Anton Corbijn 2010) DVD
-Animal Kingdom (David Michôd 2010) DVD
-Anton Chekhov's The Duel (Dover Kosashvili 2009) No DVD yet
-Daddy Longlegs (Josh and Benny Safdie 2009) DVD 2011?
-Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy 2010) DVD
-Eyes Wide Open (Haim Tabakman 2009) DVD
-Father of My Children, The (Le père de mes enfants, Mia Hansen-Løve 2009) DVD
-Fighter, The (David O. Russell 2010) in theaters Dec. 2010
-Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (Michèle Hozner, Peter Raymont 2010) DVD in 2011
-Ghost Writer, The (Roman Polanski 2010) DVD
-Greenberg (Noah Baumbach 2010) DVD
-Mademoiselle Chambon (Stéphane Brizé 2009) DVD
-Making Plans for Léna (Non, ma fille, tu n'iras pas danser, Christophe Honoré 2009) no DVD yet
-Prophet, A (Un prophète, Jacques Audiard 2009) DVD
-Social Network, The (David Fincher 2020) DVD
-Solitary Man (Brian Koppelman, David Levien 2010) DVD
-Somewhere (Sofia Coppola 2010) in theaters Dec. 2010
-Terribly Happy (Henrik Ruben Genz 2010) DVD
-Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich 2010) DVD
-Welcome (Philippe Lioret 2009) DVD
-Winter's Bone (Debra Granik 2010) DVD

MOVIES SEEN IN 2010 (continually updated)

3 Idiots (Rajkumar Hirani 2010) R
8 Times Up 8 fois debout, (Xabia Molia 2010) R-V
Air Doll (Hirakazu Koreeda 2010) SFIFF
Achilles and the Tortoise (Akiresu to kame as Achille et la tortue 2008) Paris Report
Ajami (Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani 2009) R
Alamar (Pedro Gonzalez Rubio 2010) SFIFF
All Good Things (Andrew Jarecki 2010) R
Amer (Hélène Cattani and Bruno Forzani 2009)--ND/NF
American, The (Anton Corbijn 2010) ICP
Animal Kingdom (David Michôd 2010) R
Another Year (Mike Leigh 2010) NYFF-FL
Anton Chekhov's The Duel (Dover Kosashvili 2009) R
Army of Crime, The (Armée du crime, L'. Robert Guédiguian 2009) R-V
Arrivants, Les ("The Newcomers," Claudine Bories, Patrice Chagnard 2009) Paris Report
Aurora (Cristi Puiu 2010)--NYFF
Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu (Andrei Ujicā 2010)--NYFF-FL
Aventures Extraodinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec, Les (Luc Besson 2010) Paris Report
Be Wise (Juliette Garcias 2010)--FCS
Beautiful Darling (James Raisin 2010)--ND/NF
Beeswax (Andrew Bujalski 2009) Nfx
Best of Annency, The SFIAF
Bhutto (Duane Baughman, Johnny O'Hara 2010)
Bill Cunningham New York (Richard Press 2010) ND/NF
Biutiful (Alejandro González Iñárritu 2010) R
Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky 2010) ICP
Black Venus (Venus noire, Abdellatif Kechiche 2010) NYFF-FL
Blind Side, The (Jon Lee Hancock 2009) R
Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance 2010) R
Book of Eli, The (Allen & Albert Hughes 2010)
Brand New Life, A (Une vie toute neuve, Ounie Lecomte 2009) SFIFF
Buried (Rodrigo Cortéz 2010) R
Burlesque (Steve Artin 2010) R
Cairo Time (Ruba Nadda 2010) FL
Cargo (Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter 2009) SFIFF
Carlos (Olivier Assayas 2010)--NYFF-FL
Casino Jack (George Hickenlooper 2010) R
Catfish (Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost 2010) R
Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami 2010)--NYFF-FL
Centurian (Neil Marshall 2010) ICP
Charlie St. Cloud (Burr Steers 2010) ICP
City Island (Raymond De Felitta 2009) R
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (Jan Kounen 2010) R
Company Men, The (John Wells 2010) r
Crazy Heart (Scott Cooper 2010) C-S
Creation (Jon Amiel 2010) R
Cyrus (Marc and Jay Duplass 2010) R
Daddy Longlegs (Josh and Benny Safdie 2009) R
Daybreakers (Spierig brothers 2010) R
Dear John (Lasse Hallstrom 2010) R
Dinner for Schmucks (Jay Roach 2010) ICP
District 13: Ultimatum (Patrick Alessandrin 2010) R
Domain (Domaine, Patric Chiha 2010) SFIFF
Double Hour, The (Giuseppe Capotondi) NIC/ICP
Down Terrace (Ben Wheatley (2009)--ND/NF
Dream of the Last Samurai, The (Nishikubo Mizuhi 2009) SFIAF
Eat Pray Love (Ryan Murphy 2010) R
Edge of Darkness (Martin Campbell 2010) R
Ensemble, nous allons vivre une très, très grande histoire d'amour... ("Together We'll Love a Great, Great Love Story," Pascal Thomas 2010) Paris Report
Enter the Void (Gaspar Noë 2020)
Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy 2010) R
Eyes Wide Open (Haim Tabakman 2009) R
Extraordinry Measures (Tom Vaughan 2010) R
Famous and the Dead, The (Esmir Filho 2009) SFIFF
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson 2009) SFIAF
Fair Game (Doug Liman 2010) R
Farewell (Affaire Farewell, L', Christian Carion 2009) R-V
Father of My Children, The (Le père de mes enfants, Mia Hansen-Løve 2009)-ND/NF
Fighter, The (David O. Russell 2010) R
Film Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard 2010)--NYFF-FL
First Beautiful Think, The (La prima cosa bella, Paolo Mirzi 2010) NIC / ICP
Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold 2009) C-S
Four Lions (Christopher Morris 2010) FL
French Kissers, The (Les beaux gosses, Riad Sattouf 2009) R-V
From Paris with Love (Pierre Morel 2010) R
Gainsbourg...Je t'aime (moi non plus) (Gainsbourg (vie héroique), Joann Sfar 2010) SFIFF
Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (Michèle Hozner, Peter Raymont 2010) ICP
Get Him to the Greek (Nicholas Stoller 2010) R
Get Low (Aaron Schneider 2010) ICP
Ghost Writer, The (Roman Polanski 2010) R
Girl Who Played with Fire, The (Daniel Alfredson 2010)
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor, Niels Arden Oplev 2009) C-S
Great Directors (Angela Ismailos 2009) R
Green Zone (Paul Greengrass 2010)--FCS/C-S
Greenberg (Noah Baumbach 2010) C-S
Guardiens de l'ordre, Les (Nicolas Boukrief 2010) Paris Report
Hazards of Love Visualized (Peter Sluszka, Julia Pott, Guilherme Marcondes, Santa Maria 2009) SFIAF
Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur, Pascal Chaumeil 2010) Paris Report/ICP
Hereafter (Clint Eastwood 2010) NYFF-FL
Hedghog, The (Mona Achache 2009) R-V
Holy Rollers (Kevin Asch 2010) R
Housemaid, The (Im Sang-soo 2010)
How I Ended This Summer (Alexei Popogrebsky 2010)--ND/NF
How Do You Know (James L. Brooks 2010)
Howl (Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman 2010)
Hunting & Son (Sander Burger 2009)--ND/NF
I Am Glad You Are Here (Meno male che ci sei, Luis Prieto 2009) NIC / ICP
I Am Love (Io sono l'amore, Luca Guadagnino 2010) R
I Killed My Mother (J'ai tué ma mère, Xavier Dolan 2009)--ND/NF
I Love You Phillip Morris (Glenn Ficarra, John Requa 2010) R
I'm Glad That My Mother Is Alive (Claude and Nathan Miller 2009) R-V
I'm Still Here (Casey Affleck 2010)
Illusionist, The (Sylvain Chomet 2010) R
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Terry Gilliam 2009) NR
In the Beginning (Xavier Giannoli 2009) R-V
Inception (Christopher Nolan 2010) ICP
Inside Job (Charles Ferguson 2010) NYFF
Invités de mon père, Les ("My Father's Guests," Anne Le Ny 2010) Paris Report
Jackboots on Whitehall (E. and R. McHenry 2010)-SFIAF
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (Tamra Davis 2010) ICP
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Ricki Stern, Joan Sundberg 2010) ICP
Karate Kid, The (Harold Zwart 2010) C-S
Khatta Meetha (Priyadarshan 2010)
Kids Are All Right, The (Lisa Cholodenko 2010) ICP
Killer Inside Me, The (Michael Winterbottom 2010) R
King of Escape, The (Alain Guiraudie 2009) R-V
King's Speech, The (Tom Hooper 2010) R
Kites (Anurag Basu 2010) NR
Knight and Day (James Mangold 2010) C-S
Iron Man 2 (Jon Favreau 2010) R
Last Airbender, The (M. Night Shyamalan 2010)
Last Station, The (Michael Hoffman 2009)
Last Train Home (Lixin Fan 2009--ND/NF
LennonNYC (Michael Epstein 2010)--NYFF-FL
Letter to Elia (Scorsese, Jones 2010)--NYFF-FL
Life During Wartime (Todd Solondz 2010) ICP
Like You Know It All (Hong Sang-Soo 2009)--FCS
Linha de passe (Daniela Thomas, Walter Salles 2008) SFIFF
Lottery, The (Madeleine Sackler 2010) ICP
Lourdes (Jessica Hausner 2009) SFIFF
Lottery Ticket (Erik White 2010) R
Love and Other Drugs (Edward Zwick 2010) R
Lovely Bones, The (Peter Jackson 2010) R
Loved Ones, The (Brian Byrne 2009) SFIFF
Made in Dagenham (Nigel Cole 2010) R
Mademoiselle Chambon (Stéphane Brizé 2009) R-V
Mai Mai Miracle ((Sunao Katabuchi 2009)--SFIAF
Mao's Last Dancer (Bruce Beresford 2010) R
Making Plans for Léna (Non, ma fille, tu n'iras pas danser, Christophe Honoré 2009) R-V
Man Next Door, The (El hombre de al lado, Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat 2010)--ND/NF
Man Who Will Come, The (L'uomo che verrà, Giorgio Diritti 2009) SFIFF
Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt 2010) NYFF-FL
Metropia (Tarik Saleh 2009) SFIAF
Mariage à trois, Le (Jacques Doillon 2010) Paris Report
Monsters (Gareth Edwards 2010) R
Moscow (Whang Cheoul-mean 2009) SFIFF
Most Dangerous Man in America, The: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (Judith Erlich, Rick Goldsmith 2009) R
Mother and Child (Rodrigo Garcia 2010) R
Mr. Hoover and I (Emile de Antonio 1989) R
My Dog Tulip (Paul and Sandra Feirlinger 2009) SFIFF
My Own Love Song (Olivier Dahan 2010) Paris Report
My Queen Karo (Dorothée van den Berghe 2009) SFIFF
Mysteries of Lisbon (Raúl Ruiz 2010) NYFF-FL
Nénette (Nicolas Philibert 2010) Paris Report
New York, I Love You (Mira Nair, Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Allen Hughes, Shekhar Kapur, et al. 2010) Paris Report
Night Catches Us (Tanya Hamilton 2101)--ND/NF
Nine (Rob Marshall 2010)
Nowhere Boy (Sam Taylor-Wood 2010) FL
Oath, The (Laura Poitras 2010)--ND/NF
Oki's Movie (Hong Sang-soo 2010)--NYFF-FL
Ondine (Neil Jordan 2010) R
OSS 117: Lost in Rio (Michel Hazanavicius 2009) R-V
Other Guys, The (Adam McKay 2010)
Persecution (Patrice Chéreau 2009)--FCS
Pianomania (Robert Cibis, Lilian Franck 2009) SFIFF
Pirate Radio (Richard Cooper 2009) R
Please Give (Nicole Holofcener 2010) R
Play It by Eye: Animated Music Videos SFIAF
Post Mortem (Pablo Larraín 2020) NYFF
Power of Nightmares, THe (Adam Curtis BBC 2004) BC
Practice of the Wild, The (John J. Healey 2010) SFIFF
Prima linea, La ("The First Line," Renato De Maria 2010) Paris Report
Prophet, A (Un prophète, Jacques Audiard 2009) R
Quattro Volte, Le (Michaelangelo Frammartino 2010)--NYFF-FL
Raavan (Mani Ratnam 2010)
Rabbit Hole (John Cameron Mitchell 2010) R
Raise Your Head (Alza la testa, Alessandro Angelini 2009) NIC / ICP
Rajneeti (Prakash Jha 2010) NR
Rapt (Lucas Belvaux 2009) R-V
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Jalmari Helander 2010)
Red Chapel (Det røde kapel, Mads Brügger 2009)--ND/NF
Regrets (Cédric Kahn 2009) R-V
Remember Me (Allen Coulter 2010) Paris Report
Refuge, Le (François Ozon 2010) R-V
Restless (L'Insurgé, Laurent Perreau 2009) R-V
Restrepo (Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington 2010) SFIFF/C-S
Robber, The (Benjamin Heisenberg 2010)--NYFF-FL
Robin Hood (Ridley Scott 2010) C-S
Robinson in Ruins (Patric Keiller 2010)--NYFF-FL
Russian Lessons (Olga Kolaskaya, Andrei Nekrasov 2009) SFIFF
Salt (Phillip Noyce 2010) C-S
Samson and Delilah (Warwick Thornton 2009) ND/NF
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Edgar Wright 2010) R
Secret in Their Eyes The (El segreto de sus ojos, Juan José Campanella 2009) R
Seducing Charlie Parker (Amy Glazer 2010) SFIFF
Silent Souls (Alexei Fodorchenko 2010)--NYFF-FL
Social Network, The (David Fincher)--NYFF-FL
Solitary Man (Brian Koppelman, David Levien 2010) R
Somewhere (Sofia Coppola 2010) ICP
Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin 2010) Paris Report
South of the Border (Oliver Stone 2009) ICP
Spilce (Vicenzo Natali 2010) SFIFF
Spring Fever (Chun feng chen zui de ye wan, as "Nuits d'ivresse printanière," Lou Ye 2009) Paris Report
Strange Case of Angelica (Manoel de Oliveira 2010) NYFF-FL
Takers (John Luessenhop 2010) ICP
Tehroun (Nader T. Homayroun 2009--ND/NF
Temptation of St. Tony, The (Puha Tonu kiusamine, Veiko Õunpuu 2009)
Tempest, The (Julie Taymore 2010) NYFF
Ten Winters (Dieci inverni, Valerio Mieli 2009) NIC/ ICP
Tere Bin Laden (Abhishek Sharma 2010)
Terribly Happy (Henrik Ruben Genz 2010) R
Tête de Turc (Pascal Elbé 2010) Paris Report
Thorn in the Heart, The (L'épine dans le coeur, Michel Gondry 2010) R-V
Tiny Furniture (Lena Dunham 2010) ICP
Tout ce qui brille ("All That Glitters," Géraldine Nakache, Hervé Mimran 2010) Paris Report
Tron Legacy (Joseph Kosinski 2010)
True Grit (Joel and Ethan Coen 2010) ICP
Tuesday, After Christmas (Radu Muntean 2010)--NYFF/FL
Tourist, The (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck 2010)
Town, The (Ben Affleck 2010) R
Town Called Panic, A (Panique au village, Stéphane Auber, Vincent Patar 2009) SFIAF
Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich 2010) R (ff)
Twelve (Joem Schumacher 2010) R
Twilight Saga, The: Eclipse (David Spade 2010) R
Two in the Wave (Emmanuel Laurent 2009) R
Transcending Lynch (Marcos Andrade 2009) SFIFF
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Achipatpong Weerasethakul 2010)--NYFF-FL
Undertow (Contracorriente, Javier Fuentes-León 2010) FL
Waiting for Sumperman (David Guggenheim 2010) ICP
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Oliver Stone 2010) R
Weddings and Other Disasters (Nina Di Majo 2010) NIC
Welcome (Philippe Lioret 2009) R-V
William Kuntsler: Disturbing the Universe (Emily and Sarah Kuntsler 2009) Nfx
White Material (Claire Denis 2009) ICP
White Meadows, The (Mohammad Rasoulof 2009) SFIFF
Winnebago Man (Ben Steinbauer 2010) ICP
Winter's Bone (Debra Granik 2010) SFIFF
Wolberg Family, The (La famille Wolberg, Axelle Ropert 2009) R-V
You Think You're The Prettiest, But You're the Sluttiest (Te creís la más linda (pero es la más puta), José Manuel ("Che') Sandoval 2008) SFIFF
Youth in Revolt (Miguel Artega 2009) R

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