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The Best Films of 2010

I’ll go out on a limb and declare 2010 the best year for movies since I’ve been watching them, going back almost fifteen years. That has something to do with Netflix, through which I’ve accessed more foreign, independent, and documentary titles than ever before, but it’s more a credit to the work of great filmmakers.

2009 was the nadir. That year had no shortage of good films, and a few great ones, and I unreservedly stand by each I listed among the best, but there were few I felt unequivocally passionate about, few that held up against previous years’ offerings. I started to question myself, wondering if I’d lost some of the thrill of moviegoing. 2010 put that fear to rest.

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Dir. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman
(2010, PG-13, 87 min)
★ ★ ★ ★

Xander: This Malcolm guy. What’s his deal? Admit that it wigs you slightly.

Buffy: Slightly. I mean, just not knowing what he’s really like.

Xander: How about who he really is? Oh sure, he says he’s a high school student. I could say I was a high school student.

Buffy: You are.

Xander: Okay, but I could also say I was an elderly Dutch woman, get me? Who’s to say I’m not? If I’m in the elderly Dutch chat room …

Buffy: I get your point.

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