Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Forget Top Ten list

I mean there is nothing wrong with a Top Ten list. It's all very Nick Hornby and delightful, but how can you compare two different things. It's not like apples and oranges, they are both fruit. It is very easy to compare them. It's like choosing the "best painting ever". It's impossible.

I know this will sound snobby and whatnot, but there isn't really a ranking or stars. In my critical days I would rate films, but when you think about it, there is only enjoyable and not enjoyable. There is good and not good.

I would like to make a list for this year, but how can you compare "Exit through the Gift Shop", "Never let me go" and "How to train a dragon". If you get caught up in a discussion of bests you miss out on a great opportunity to think, feel, or get lost.

I like movies. It is what I do when I want a treat.

Here, watch this little film clip. Bask in the fun, the beauty, the ridiculousness, that movies can be.

2010 wasn't a bad year. Here are some movies that were good, and worth your time (specifically in NO particular order):

Exit through the gift shop
Scott Pilgrim vs. the world
The Town
Never let me go
How to Train a Dragon
Toy Story III

wait, I am not going to do this anymore. I am going to miss some good ones. Why don't you tell ME some good movies. I got a lot of evening free and could use some suggestions.


Celestial Soldier said...

Some that come to mind for you to check out.

Any of the Ong Baks.
Easy A.

I'll probably think of more later.

Anonymous said...

The Prophet

Anonymous said...

A Prophet

Bradford Lee said...

I'm sure you have seen it, but Social Network was wonderful.

Brooke said...

Get Low
127 Hours

Excited for:
The Fighter
True Grit
Gulliver's Travels (I heart Jack Black)

Ms. White said...

The kings speech was inspring and beautiful.