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December 19, 2010

Top 10: Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

Top 10: Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

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The Social Network 127 Hours The Tillman Story (“Amir Bar-Lev’s exquisitely crafted documentary about former NFL player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman not only put his story into crucial context, but it offered a provocative meditation on myth, propaganda and our abiding need for narrative neatness.”) I Am Love Please Give Inception No One Knows About Persian Cats (“Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi gave viewers a vital, progressive view of modern-day…

5 Top 10 lists from the Onion AV critics

5 Top 10 lists from the Onion AV critics

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Noel Murray Black Swan Winter’s Bone The Social Network Mother The Illusionist Greenberg Inception Carlos Dogtooth True Grit Four more lists from Onion AV critics after the cut.

15th Annual Satellite Awards Winners

15th Annual Satellite Awards Winners

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MOTION PICTURES Motion Picture, Drama *THE SOCIAL NETWORK Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical *SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD Director *DAVID FINCHER THE SOCIAL NETWORK Screenplay, Original *DAVID SEIDLER THE KING’S SPEECH Screenplay, Adapted * AARON SORKIN THE SOCIAL NETWORK Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama *NOOMI RAPACE THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama *COLIN FIRTH THE KING’S SPEECH

The Social Network DVD & Blu-ray, 1-11-11

The Social Network DVD & Blu-ray, 1-11-11

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(thanks to Vance Jerico) Includes a feature-length documentary called “How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook?” — a nice riff on the classic Lolita tag-line. Details of the 2-disc set after the cut.

LA Times’ Kenneth Turan’s Best of 2010

LA Times’ Kenneth Turan’s Best of 2010

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10 slots, 23 titles. Because Kenneth Turan clusters a few movies in matched sets and calls a 3-way tie for #1. “No. 1, in triplicate It’s not just that good things traditionally come in threes. I’m splitting the top slot of my 10 best list among Inception, The Social Network and Toy Story 3 for a reason. I’m doing it because, considerable evidence notwithstanding, I still believe in Hollywood movies….

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New poster for The Fighter

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Full-sized after the cut.

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Put on a Happy Face

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Have you ever noticed how many FYC campaigns are forced to show their characters in full blown happy mode at all times? The reason for this is a depressing one: people don’t watch depressing movies. If they have a pile of screeners, most of them are going to watch the films they know won’t make them want to put their head in an oven. Hence, films that have very difficult…