Well, it's nearly April and I bet you're wondering "What movies did Ponch think were the best last year?" Well, you don't have to wait ANY longer... :-/
Life is crazy. I've already fallen behind in my weekly MLiF blogging, but I figured if I wait much longer this list will be COMPLETELY pointless (perhaps it already is...)
Since the posting of my Worst of 2010 list, I saw five more 2010 films (four new ones along with one repeat) to end up with 199 different 2010 films vying for my "coveted" Top Ten... In the end, I had 20 different films rated at 4.5*, so in an effort to be as climactic as possible, I'll list the other 4.5* films that almost made my Top Ten (and possibly could have, had I written this any other day).
In alphabetical order, the films that earned 4.5* but aren't listed below are: All Good Things, City Island, The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right, Nowhere Boy, Red Cliff, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Waiting for "Superman"
Astute readers may notice that there are only nine films here but I said I had 20 4.5* films... Well, it wouldn't be a Top Ten without a cheat which leads me to:
#11 - The Secret in Their Eyes
#10 - Mao's Last Dancer
#9 - 127 Hours
#8 - Restrepo
#7 - The Art of the Steal
#6 - Machete
#5 - Exit Through the Gift Shop
#4 - The King's Speech
#3 - The Social Network
#2 - How to Train Your Dragon
#1 - Inception
So there you (finally) have it. My favorite films of 2010. Sorry it took so long (I originally started writing this 10+ weeks ago!).
Which of these films have you seen? Do you disagree with any of my choices or is there another film you can't believe I left off? Leave your comments below...