Roger Ebert Reveals His List of the 10 Best Feature Films of 2010
Who's next to reveal their Top 10 of the year? None other than beloved Chicago critic Roger Ebert, whose complete list was written up in a fantastic post on his blog with explanations and info on all of them. At the top of Ebert's list this year is David Fincher's The Social Network, which has been topping lists left and right, but he's got a couple other solid picks, making this a Top 10 list I can actually get behind, unlike A.O. Scott's. I'm also very happy to see Inception on there, along with Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer, plus Black Swan and The King's Speech are already two of my favorites from this year. Read on for his full list!
"I've returned to the time-honored tradition of ten films arranged in order from one to ten." And they are…
Roger Ebert's Top 10 of 2010:
1. The Social Network "David Fincher's direction, Aaron Sorkin's screenplay and the acting by Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and the others all harmoniously create not only a story but a world view, showing how Zuckerberg is hopeless at personal relationships but instinctively projects himself into a virtual world and brings 500 million others behind him."
2. The King's Speech
3. Black Swan
4. I Am Love
5. Winter's Bone
6. Inception "Inception led me to speculate that my mind, at least, generates architectural pathways, and that one reason I responded to Inception is that, like all movies, it was a waking dream."
7. The Secret in their Eyes
8. The American
9. The Kids Are All Right
10. The Ghost Writer "This movie is the work of a man who knows how to direct a thriller. Smooth, calm, confident, it builds suspense instead of depending on shock and action. The actors create characters who suggest intriguing secrets."
Read His Full Best of 2010 Article
Ebert also gives a Special Jury Award to 127 Hours, saying "it's rather awesome what an entertaining and absorbing film Danny Boyle has made here," which I can agree with. He also lists a set of second ten best films including: All Good Things, Carlos, Chloe, Greenberg, Hereafter, Monsters, Never Let Me Go, Rabbit Hole, Secretariat and A Solitary Man. My big quarrel recently has been with The Social Network topping so many lists. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great film, but I don't think it's good enough to get the #1 spot. I just don't think the script and story structure are as perfectly conceived as everyone is saying. I liked it, but I hope it doesn't go all the way to win Best Picture, I still prefer The King's Speech, which totally wowed me.