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…
December 19, 2010
Noel Murray Black Swan Winter‚Äôs Bone The Social Network Mother The Illusionist Greenberg Inception Carlos Dogtooth True Grit Four more lists from Onion AV critics after the cut.
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‚ÄôS 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‚ÄôS SPEECH
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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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…