Thursday, July 01, 2010

the movie year. 2010. so far...

Polanski's atmospheric "The Ghost Writer," tops the movie year 2010 - 1 January through 30 June


Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer"

Raymond De Felitta's "City Island"

Alain Resnais' "Wild Grass"/"Les herbes folles"

Nicole Holofcener's "Please Give"

Julian Jarrold, James Marsh and Anand Tucker's "Red Riding Trilogy"

Brian Koppelman & David Levien's "Solitary Man"

Lee Unkrich's "Toy Story 3"

Derrick Borte's "The Joneses"

Rodrigo García's "Mother and Child"

Floria Sigismondi's "The Runaways"

Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg"

Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island"

Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right"

Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg's "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work"


Pierce Brosnan & Olivia Williams/"The Ghost Writer"

Annette Bening/"Mother and Child" & "The Kids Are All Right"

Julianne Moore/"The Kids Are All Right"

Michael Douglas/"Solitary Man"

Colin Farrell/"Ondine"

Joan Rivers/"Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work"

Leonardo DiCaprio/"Shutter Island"

Andy Garcia, Emily Moritmer & Julianna Margulies/"City Island"

Greta Gerwig/"Greenberg"

Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei/"Cyrus"

Vanessa Redgrave/"Letters to Juliet"

André Dussollier/"Wild Grass"("Les herbes folles")

Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet & Rebecca Hall/"Please Give"

Dakota Fanning & Kristen Stewart/"The Runaways"

Michael Shannon/"The Runaways"


Jeff said...

A pleasing year, indeed - so far.

alice b. said...

What! No "Sex and the City 2"??

Daryl Chin said...

Joe, we can always count on you to look for the overlooked/underappreciated gems! I've been hearing so many people moaning about the fact that this year is a terrible year so far in movies, but they've been looking in all the wrong places. So glad you recognize such movies as MOTHER & CHILD, PLEASE GIVE and THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT as having merits an containing some exceptional performances.

joe baltake said...

Thanks, Daryl. I never bought into the propaganda/moan that such-and-such a movie year is terrible. (Ever notice that it's always "this year"?) However, I will admit that some years are better than ever and some are downright outstanding, such as 1962.

Mary S. said...

Thank you for remembering "City Island," a film which was a delight to discover.