Movies of the Year – 2010

Posted: December 17, 2010 in movies
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So, year 2010 is moving closely to the end. To wrap it up nicely, i would like to share the list of the best movies of the year according to my version and amateur judgment.

I choose these movies because they are left great impression upon me, or the story was mind-blowing and not so easy to predict, and most importantly the actors and actress had delivered such a great acting performance that worthy enough to be noted and crafted on some space on my brain. So.. here goes the list 🙂

  • The Ghost Writer

Another great movie from Roman Polanski after “The Pianist” (2002) with Adrien Broody.  Here, i was excited to watch another great acting delivered by one of my favorite actor, Mr. Ewan McGregor –  (“Big Fish”, “Trainspotting”, obi wan kenobi in Star Wars trilogy). He acted as a unnamed ghost writer who land a contract to write the memoir of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), the UK former prime minister. Maybe at first the pace was a bit slow for some people who got used to the fast-moving modern movie. But this movie manage to get me interested on guessing what’s gonna happen next, and even so.. it still left with a good twist in the end.

  • Inception

With such a great casts including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”, “Letters from IwoJima”, and also act as Ras Al Ghul in Batman Begins),  Ellen Page (whose her Juno surprised everyone including the Oscar jury), Academy award winner Marion Cotillard (which her movie “Jeux D’enfants” is such a classic, and just recently she played alongside Johnny Depp’s John Dillinger in Public Enemies. She also played in Taxi trilogy, the funniest film ever!! I cant help to laugh everytime i remember that taxi was overtake the first place in Paris Dakkar rally when the speed-devil driver carry a pregnant woman due for birth delivery). Not forget to mention Michael Caine and Cillian murphy.

However..  the one that stole the performance for me was Joseph Gordon Levitt who 1 decade ago was just a skinny  teen actor in  “10 things i hate about you”. But look at him now.. He is already emerged as an awesome adult actor that deserved a kudos!

However, what makes Inception became such a remarkable masterpiece is the story and the film-making technology itself. Sooo mind-blowing and top-notch! Even the ending itself still kept me wondering as the brass’s tops is still spinning and left us without any final conclusion on whether the last scene is a reality or a dream. Definitely is a must-see film of the year!!

  • The Social Network

I know that David Fincher is a genius. But what i dont know is.. he was able to make the story behind Facebook become very exciting and enjoyable in the best possible way.  I can’t help but to falling in love with the Jesse Eisenberg’s performance,  whom at first i thought was just another kid that trapped in such a nerdy role type as what he did in Zombieland and Adventureland — haha.. even both of the movies has land on it! – .

But.. my standing ovation goes to Andrew Garfield!!! He already stole a place on my list of “the next big thing” in Hollywood when i saw him on “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassum”.  However, his Eduardo Saverin is even better!! He nailed it!

I love every seconds of the movie.  It captured the emotions of each character perfectly.  Not only heart warming and teach us what matter the most than money, this movie was verrrrryyy enjoyable to watch. It reminds me of all the fun i had during college. All the craziness,  nerdyness and geekyness that we embrace and proud of  as an engineering student.

The only thing that left me disappointed is just i dont want it to end yet.  This movie definitely should get Oscar nominations!! 🙂

  • The Fighter

After the wrestler rocking the Oscar’s stage in 2008, here comes another movie that will fight its way to the top of Oscar’s nominees (i hope!! This movie deserve it!! So much more enjoyable than the Hurt Locker!) .

The fighter tells the story of Mickey Ward (played by Mark Wahlberg), an irish boxer and his tangled relationship with his brother Dicky Ecklund, a former boxer-turned-trainer.  Dicky was played by Christian Bale who delivered a very strong performance this time.  Bale was acting out of his comfort zone, and the result is just a drop-dead superb acting!! Just watch the trailer, and you will find out what im talking about.

I hope mr. bale got his oscar on 2011, especially since he able to transform himself from such a good-looking actor to something…  “bleh”.  Knowing the oscar’s tradition that seem valued the actress & actor transition from beauty to ugly (Remember Nicole Kidman in “The Hours”, and Charlize Theron’s horrifying character as the serial killer in “Monster”), i  think Mr. Bale might got a chance here 🙂

Amy adams also starred here, and she kept getting better!!  🙂 Yay!!

  • 127 hours

Danny Boyle, who also produced smash-hit “Slumdog Millionaire” that wowed us with its fairy tale, this time trying to get real with the true story of Aaron Ralston’s critical 127 hours-event.  With a beautiful landscape and very intense acting delivered by James Franco, this movie is a must see!I think this is by far James Franco’s best performance ever! His dedication toward acting and went so deep into the character itself is worthy for an Oscar! 🙂

Another movies that might got into the list is Black Swan. I havent seen the movie yet, but people were buzzing about how great the acting by Natalie Portman is.. Also, knowing that this movie came out from Darren Arronofsky, whom his horrifying picture of drugs addiction in “Requiem of a dream” still very taunting and horrifying even after years watching that movie, i think this one might be on the top list too.  But.. will see…

Oklah.. thats all bout the movies of the year from me 🙂 Do you agree with my list? Or perhaps you can recommend another great movie that i should watch? 🙂

  1. asaputra says:

    cant agree more for inception and social network, u just dont wanna blink watching it. but 127hrs has been played? i thought it’d be released this month, this year…dang, i missed it.

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