2010: World Premieres
2010: U.S. Releases
2010: Still Left to See
2010: Cannes Festival
2010: Chicago Festival

Looking Back



Moving Ahead



Browse Films by
Title / Year / Reviews

Home / Blog / E-Mail
The Movies of 2010: World Premieres
 By Grade // By Title, with Full Reviews

Top Ten List

1. My Joy Dir. Sergei Loznitsa. Viktor Nemets, Alisa Slepyan, Pavel Vorozhtsov A
2. Blue Valentine Dir. Derek Cianfrance. Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel A
3. Certified Copy Dir. Abbas Kiarostami. Juliette Binoche, William Shimell A–
4. Toy Story 3 Dir. Lee Unkrich. Animated. Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Ned Beatty A–
5. Love Like Poison Dir. Katell Quillévéré. Clara Augarde, Lio, Stefano Cassetti A–
6. Southwest Dir. Eduardo Nunes. Sofia Basso, Raquel Bonfante, Simone Spoladore A–
7. Beginners Dir. Mike Mills. Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent A–
8. Nostalgia for the Light Dir. Patricio Guzmán. Documentary about Chile A–
9. How I Ended This Summer Dir. Aleksei Popogrebsky. Grigoriy Dobrygin A–
10. On Tour Dir. Mathieu Amalric. Miranda Colclasure, Mathieu Amalric, Julie Atlas Muz B+

Remainder of Films Screened

Animal Kingdom Dir. David Michôd. James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn B+
Biutiful Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu. Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez B+
Carlos Dir. Olivier Assayas. Édgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Nora von Waldstätten B+
Catfish Dirs. Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost. Documentary about web-based penpals B+
The Fighter Dir. David O. Russell. Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo B+
Green Zone Dir. Paul Greengrass. Matt Damon, Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear B+
Greenberg Dir. Noah Baumbach. Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans B+
How To Train Your Dragon Dirs. Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders. Animated B+
Inside Job Dir. Charles Ferguson. Documentary about 2008 financial crisis B+
Let Me In Dir. Matt Reeves. Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elias Koteas B+
Poetry Dir. Lee Chang-dong. Yun Jeong-hie, Lee Da-wit, Hira Kim, Ahn Nae-sang B+
Le Quattro Volte Dir. Michelangelo Frammartino. Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano B+
The Robber Dir. Benjamin Heisenberg. Andreas Lust, Franziska Kreczi B+
The Social Network Dir. David Fincher. Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield B+
The Town Dir. Ben Affleck. Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm B+
Tuesday, After Christmas Dir. Radu Muntean. Mimi Brănescu, Maria Popistaşu B+
Ways of the Sea Dir. Sheron Dayoc. John Arcilla, Arnalyn Ismael, Aljimar Hajijol B+

3 Dir. Tom Tykwer. Sophie Rois, Sebastian Schipper, Devid Striesow, Angela Winkler B
The American Dir. Anton Corbijn. George Clooney, Johan Leysen, Violante Placido B
Another Year Dir. Mike Leigh. Ruth Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville B
Archipelago Dir. Joanna Hogg. Kate Fahy, Tom Hiddleston, Lydia Leonard, Amy Lloyd B
Attenberg Dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari. Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis B
Caterpillar Dir. Kôji Wakamatsu. Shinobu Terajima, Shima Ohnishi, Keigo Kasuya B
Exit Through the Gift Shop Dir. Banksy. Documentary about aspiring street artist B
Fair Game Dir. Doug Liman. Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Michael Kelly, Noah Emmerich B
The Ghost Writer Dir. Roman Polanski. Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams B
Heartbeats Dir. Xavier Dolan. Monia Chokri, Xavier Dolan, Niels Schneider, Anne Dorval B
The Illusionist Dir. Sylvain Chomet. Animated. Voice of Jean-Claude Donda B
Incendies Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin B
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work Dirs. Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg. Documentary B
The Kids Are All Right Dir. Lisa Cholodenko. Julianne Moore, Annette Bening B
The Last Exorcism Dir. Daniel Stamm. Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Louis Herthum B
Leap Year Dir. Michael Rowe. Monica del Carmen, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Marco Zapata B
Marwencol Dir. Jeff Malmberg. Documentary about artist Mark Hogancamp B
Meek's Cutoff Dir. Kelly Reichardt. Bruce Greenwood, Michelle Williams, Rod Rondeaux B
The Owls Dir. Cheryl Dunye. Skyler Cooper, Lisa Gornick, Guinevere Turner, Cheryl Dunye B
Paranormal Activity 2 Dir. Tod Williams. Sprague Grayden, Brian Boland, Molly Ephraim B
Post Mortem Dir. Pablo Larraín. Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Amparo Noguera B
Senna Dir. Asif Kapadia. Documentary about Formula One champ Ayrton Senna B
Sex Magic: Manifesting Maya Dirs. Jonathan Schell, Eric Liebman. Documentary B
Silent Souls Dir. Aleksei Fedorchenko. Igor Sergeev, Yuri Tsurilo, Yuliya Aug, Ivan Tushin B
The Tillman Story Dir. Amir Bar-Lev. Documentary about NFL player killed in battle B
The Tree Dir. Julie Bertuccelli. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas B
The Trip Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Margo Stilley B
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul B
Winter's Bone Dir. Debra Granik. Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey B

The Arbor Dir. Clio Barnard. Documentary. Natalie Gavin, Manjinder Virk B–
Black Swan Dir. Darren Aronofsky. Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis B–
Burlesque Dir. Steve Antin. Christina Aguilera, Cher, Cam Gigandet, Stanley Tucci B–
Cairo 678 Dir. Mohamed Diab. Boshra, Nelly Karim, Nahed El Sebaï, Maged El Kedwany B–
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff Dir. Craig McCall. Documentary B–
Cave of Forgotten Dreams Dir. Werner Herzog. Documentary about cave art in France B–
Family Tree Dirs. Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau. Guy Marchand, Françoise Fabian B–
Frozen Dir. Adam Green. Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers, Ed Ackerman B–
Going the Distance Dir. Nanette Burstein. Justin Long, Drew Barrymore B–
Monsters Dir. Gareth Edwards. Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides B–
Night Catches Us Dir. Tanya Hamilton. Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington B–
Outside the Law Dir. Rachid Bouchareb. Roschdy Zem, Jamel Debbouze, Sami Bouajila B–
Rabbit Hole Dir. John Cameron Mitchell. Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart B–
Restrepo Dirs. Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington. Documentary about Afghanistan B–
The Runaways Dir. Floria Sigismondi. Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart B–
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Dir. Edgar Wright. Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead B–
A Screaming Man Dir. Mahamet-Saleh Haroun. Youssouf Djaoro, Dioucounda Koma B–
The Sentiment of the Flesh Dir. Roberto Garzelli. Annabelle Hettmann B–
Tangled Dirs. Nathan Greno, Byron Howard. Animated. Voice of Mandy Moore B–
True Grit Dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen. Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon B–
Unstoppable Dir. Tony Scott. Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson B–
Waiting for 'Superman' Dir. Davis Guggenheim. Documentary about public schools B–
The Way Back Dir. Peter Weir. Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Dragos Bucur, Colin Farrell B–
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Dir. Yony Leyser. Documentary B–

127 Hours Dir. Danny Boyle. James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn C+
Conviction Dir. Tony Goldwyn. Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo C+
Despicable Me Dirs. Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. Animated. Voice of Steve Carell C+
Easy A Dir. Will Gluck. Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Alyson Michalka, Amanda Bynes C+
For Colored Girls Dir. Tyler Perry. Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Whoopi Goldberg C+
Four Lovers Dir. Antony Cordier. Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Roschdy Zem C+
The Housemaid Dir. Im Sang-soo. Jeon Do-yeon, Youn Yuh-Jung, Seo Woo C+
If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle Dir. Florin Şerban. George Piştireanu, Ada Condeescu C+
Inception Dir. Christopher Nolan. Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe C+
Insidious Dir. James Wan. Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey C+
Made in Dagenham Dir. Nigel Cole. Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Geraldine James C+
The Myth of the American Sleepover Dir. David Robert Mitchell. Claire Sloma C+
Never Let Me Go Dir. Mark Romanek. Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley C+
Of Gods and Men Dir. Xavier Beauvois. Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale C+
Please Give Dir. Nicole Holofcener. Catherine Keener, Rebecca Hall, Oliver Platt C+
Salt Dir. Phillip Noyce. Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, August Diehl C+
Tabloid Dir. Errol Morris. Documentary about beauty queen and scandal magnet C+

The Company Men Dir. John Wells. Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper C
Helena from the Wedding Dir. Joseph Infantolino. Lee Tergesen, Melanie Lynskey C
Howl Dirs. Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman. James Franco, David Strathairn, Jon Hamm C
The Last Circus Dir. Álex de la Iglesia. Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang C
The Next Three Days Dir. Paul Haggis. Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Ty Simpkins C
The Sleeping Beauty Dir. Catherine Breillat. Carla Besnaïnou, Julia Artamonov C
Somewhere Dir. Sofia Coppola. Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius, Lala Sloatman C
The Whistleblower Dir. Larysa Kondracki. Rachel Weisz, Roxana Condurache C

Buried Dir. Rodrigo Cortés. Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson C–
Hereafter Dir. Clint Eastwood. Matt Damon, Cécile de France, Frankie McLaren C–
The King's Speech Dir. Tom Hooper. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter C–
Legendary Dir. Mel Damski. Devon Graye, John Cena, Patricia Clarkson C–
Sasha Dir. Dennis Todorović. Saša Kekez, Željka Preksavec, Pedja Bjelac, Tim Bergmann C–
Splice Dir. Vincenzo Natali. Sarah Polley, Adrien Brody, Delphine Chanéac C–
Tiny Furniture Dir. Lena Dunham. Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham C–
Trust Dir. David Schwimmer. Clive Owen, Liana Liberato, Catherine Keener, Jason Clarke C–
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married, Too? Dir. Tyler Perry. Janet Jackson, Jill Scott C–

Alice in Wonderland Dir. Tim Burton. Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter D+
Amphetamine Dir. Scud. Byron Pang, Thomas Price, Kwok-yip Simon Tam D+
Frankie & Alice Dir. Geoffrey Sax. Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgård, Phylicia Rashad D+
Kaboom! Dir. Gregg Araki. Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Juno Temple, Chris Zylka D+
The Killer Inside Me Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba D+
Love & Other Drugs Dir. Edward Zwick. Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Josh Gad D+
Shutter Island Dir. Martin Scorsese. Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley D+

Case 39 Dir. Christian Alvart. Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane D
Cyrus Dirs. Mark and Jay Duplass. John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei D
Morning Glory Dir. Roger Michell. Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Patrick Wilson D
Virginia Dir. Dustin Lance Black. Jennifer Connelly, Harrison Gilbertson, Ed Harris D

My Own Love Song Dir. Olivier Dahan. Renée Zellweger, Foresh Whitaker D–