2010

Published on: December 27th, 2014

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2010 TOP TEN
1. #> Archipelago (UK 2010) Joanna Hogg :25/28: (=9/10)
2. The Christening (Poland 2010) Marcin Wrona :[23/28]: (=8/10)
3. The Lord’s Ride (France 2010) Jean-Charles Hue :23:
4. Finisterrae (Spain 2010) Sergio Caballero :23:
5. In the Shadows (Germany 2010) Thomas Arslan :22: (=8/10)
6. # Involuntary (Sweden 2008) Ruben Östlund :22:
7. # Monsters (UK 2010) Gareth Edwards :22:
8. #> Animal Kingdom (Australia 2009/10) David Michôd :22:
9. # The Disappearance of Alice Creed (UK 2009) J Blakeson :22:
10. # My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (USA/Ger 2009) Werner Herzog :22:
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Comprising feature-length films which either had their world premiere in 2010, or else were released for the first time in the UK during 2010 (latter are marked with #; 2011 releases are marked with #>.)
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 top ten roundup (of UK new releases) for Tribune magazine (18.Dec.2010)
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Comprising feature-length films which either had their world premiere in 2010, or else were released for the first time in the UK during 2010 (latter are marked with #; 2011 releases are marked with #>.)
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2010 NEXT BEST
(after the top ten, ranked according to film’s rating out of 28)

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_____21 out of 28_____(= 8/10)
# The Bad Lieutenant – Port of Call: New Orleans (USA 2009) Werner Herzog
How I Filmed the War (Canada 2010) Yuval Sagiv
 I Am Love (Italy 2009) Luca Guadagnino 
The Invisible Eye (Argentina 2010) Diego Lerman
#> Kaboom (US 2010) Gregg Araki
Kick-Ass (UK 2010) Matthew Vaughn
A Stoker (aka The Stoker) (Russia 2010) Alexey Balabanov [UK 2013!]
Truce (Russia 2010) Svetlana Proskurina
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_____20+ out of 28_____(= 7+/10)
Frownland (USA 2007) Ronnie Bronstein
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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_____20 out of 28_____(= 7/10)
Another Year (2010) Mike Leigh
Catfish (2010) Joost & Schulman
Crying With Laughter (2009) Justin Molotnikov
Down Terrace (2009) Ben Wheatley
# Easier With Practice (2008) Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Foreign Parts (2010) Paravel & Sniadecki
Inception (2010) Christopher Nolan
# The Illusionist (2010) Sylvain Chomet
# The Maid (2009) Sebastian Silva
# The Secret in their Eyes (2009) Juan José Campanella
Traces of a Diary (2010) Martins & Principe
Vapor Trail (Clark) (2010) John Gianvito
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Cherry Tree Lane (2010) Paul Andrew Williams
#> Cold Weather (2010) Aaron Katz
Dance to the Spirits (2010) Ricardo Iscar
Disfarmer – A Portrait of America (2010) Martin Lavut
Et in Terra Pax 
(2010) Botrugno & Coluccini
Fanny, Annie & Danny (2010) Chris Brown
The Four Times 
(2010) Michelangelo Frammartino {aka Le Quattro Volte}
# The Ghost aka The Ghost Writer (2010) Roman Polanski
# Greenberg (2010) Noah Baumbach
The Hole (2009) Joe Dante
It’s Your Fault (2010) Anahi Berneri
The Man From Nowhere (2010) LEE Jeong-Beom
Police, Adjective (2009) Corneliu Porumboiu
R (2010) Lindholm & Noer
Red Hill (2010) Patrick Hughes
Shelter (2010) Dragomir Sholev
#> Viva Riva! (2010) Djo Tunda wa Munga
Wild Grass (2010) YANG Lina
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_____18 out of 28_____ (= 7/10)
All the Night Long (2010 TVM) Isaki Lacuesta
The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2010) Andrei Ujica
Blessed Events (2010) Isabelle Stever
# Breathless (2009) Yang Ik-June
Bummer Summer (2010) Zach Weintraub
Congo In Four Acts (2010) Hamadi, Wa Lusala, Kalala & Katembo Siku
Cleveland vs. Wall Street (2010) Jean-Stéphane Bron
# Crazy Heart (2009) Scott Cooper
# The Crazies (2010) Breck Eisner
# Father of My Children (2009) Mia Hansen-Løve
HIGH School (2010) John Stalberg
Incendies (2010) Denis Villeneuve
Majority (2010) Seren Yüce
Matchmaking Mayor (2010) Erika Hníková
Memory Lane (2010) Mikhaël Hers
9 Lives (2010) Maria Speth
# Piranha (2010) Alexandre Aja
Sailor (2010) Norman Leto
# Splice (2009) Vincenzo Natali
Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project (2010) Kornél Mundruczó
True Grit (2010) Ethan & Joel Coen
# Unstoppable (2010) Tony Scott
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 out of 28_____ (= 7?/10)
Womb (2010) FLIEGAUF Benedek
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Comprising films which either had their world premiere in 2010, or else were released for the first time in the UK during 2010 (latter are marked with #.)
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UK NEW-RELEASE IN 2010
(current total: 98. Latest addition – Tony, 1st May 2011 )
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8/10 [22 out of 28] The Disappearance of Alice CreedInvoluntaryMonstersMy Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done.
8/10 [21] The Bad Lieutenant…I Am LoveKick-Ass.
7+/10 [20+] FrownlandUncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
7/10 [20] Another YearCatfish. Crying With LaughterDown Terrace. Easier With PracticeThe IllusionistInceptionThe MaidThe Secret in Their Eyes.
7/10 [19] Cherry Tree Lane. The Ghost (aka The Ghost Writer). The HolePolice, Adjective.
7/10 [18] Breathless (Ddongpari). The CraziesCrazy HeartFather of My ChildrenPiranhaSpliceUnstoppable.
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6/10 [17] Red. RevancheExamLourdesRobinson In RuinsUndertow.
6/10 [16] The Arbor. ArmoredLa DanseEccentricities of a Blonde Haired GirlThe Happiest Girl in the WorldThe HunterKicksOf Gods and MenPreciousPredatorsA Prophet. SkylineThe TownUp In the Air. Tony.
6/10 [15] The AmericanAmerican – The Bill Hicks Story. Dog PoundExit Through the Gift Shop. Into Eternity.  Jackass 3DThe Kids Are All Right. Knight and DayThe Last Station. MotherThe RoadThe Social Network. Tron: LegacyWinter’s Bone.
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5+/10 [14+] Our Beloved Month of August.
5/10 [14] Cemetery JunctionThe Milk of SorrowRobin HoodShutter IslandA Single ManSomewhere.
5/10 [13] Beeswax. The ExpendablesGreen ZoneParadise.
5/10 [12] Valhalla RisingThe Way BackWhen You’re StrangeWhite Material.
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4/10 [11] The Headless WomanLeap Year (Mex.). Sex and the City 2Wild Grass.
4/10 [10] DogtoothFour Lions. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.
4/10 [9] The Boys are BackA Boy Called DadThe Killer Inside MeVincere.
3/10 [8] Cop OutExtraordinary MeasuresThe Other GuysSaltSecretariat.
3/10 [7] The Tourist.
3/10 [6] The Brothers Bloom.
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2/10 [3] Legion.
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WORLD-PREMIERE IN 2010 (rated 8/10 or higher)
9/10 [25 out of 28] Archipelago.
8/10 [23] The Christening . Finisterrae. The Lord’s Ride.
8/10 [21] How I Filmed the War. Kick-AssThe Invisible EyeKaboomTruce. The Lord’s Ride.

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Films shown at UK film-festivals for the first time in 2010, but which world-premiered in 2009 or earlier
9/10 [26 out of 28] Symbol (MATSUMOTO Hitoshi : Japan 2009) UK premiere at Raindance
8/10 [23] The Wolf’s Mouth (Pietro MARCELLO : Italy 2009) Edinburgh
8/10 [23] Green Waters (Mariano DE ROSA : Argentina 2009) Bradford
8/10 [22] Toto (Peter SCHREINER : Austria 2009) Bradford
8/10 [21] Home From Home (Sung-Hyung CHO : South Korea 2009) Bradford
8/10 [21] The Woman with the 5 Elephants (Vadim JENDREYKO : Switzerland 2009) Bradford
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