Ah yes, time to get into some Top 10 lists. One of the most prominent critics still (successfully) writing for a major newspaper nowadays is A.O. Scott of The New York Times, who just published his 10 Best Movies of 2010 list. Scott also names his Top 10 "trends" as part of a Cinematic State of Things recap, with various topics like: "We are all figments of Leonardo DiCaprio's imagination" and "Only a great director can make a great movie, but a good actor can make a bad or mediocre or not-quite-great movie much better." It's a wonderful reflective article overall (read it here), but first let's check out his 10 Best Movies of 2010.
1. Inside Job (Charles Ferguson) "The crisis of finance capitalism as a great crime story."
2. Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich) "The triumph of consumer capitalism as an epic love story."
3. Carlos (Olivier Assayas) "The failure of ...