2010 was truly a year for amazing films. We had The Coen Brothers' fantastic remake of the classic western, True Grit. Films about people overcoming great obstacles...'Frankie & Alice', 'Conviction', 'The Fighter' '127 Hours' and of course, one of the 'Two Jews On Film' favorites...'The King's Speech'. We had movies about a dancer's obsessed with perfection...Darren Aronofsky's brilliant, twisted tale, 'The Black Swan', and a film about a man obsessed with money and power 'Casino Jack'...And then there was that movie about a guy that changed our lives forever...'The Social Network'...one of the best.
This also was the year for some excellent crime dramas...'The Town', 'Mesrine' and 'All Good Things'. Of course we mustn't forget the love stories...especially the unusual ones, such as 'I Love You Phillip Morris', 'The Kids Are Alright' and the beautiful-ugly 'Blue Valentine' Or the films about flawed but fascinating men...'Biutiful, and the wonderful 'Barney's Version' This year in cinema finds some of the best work done in small independent productions. 'Winter's Bone, 'Animal Kingdom' 'Jack Goes Boating', 'Mother and Child', 'Life During Wartime', and 'Nowhere Boy'. head the list. Honorable mention goes to 'Tangled', 'How To Train Your Dragon' 'Let Me In', 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo', and 'Buried' The 'Two Jews On Film' are looking forward to a 2011 filled with many more five bagel movies. Happy New Year everyone.