2010 in Review

  1. Inception, A-, complex but explained well with lots of action
  2. The King's Speech, A-, period piece with strong characters and writing
  3. How to Train Your Dragon, A-, strong story, characters, and animation
  4. The Town, A-, well made modern bank robber story
  5. Red, A-, great cast and action, not too serious
  6. Date Night, A-, Steve Carrell and Tina Fey don't disappoint
  7. Winter's Bone, A-, bleak and slow, but rewarding white trash tale
  8. Easy A, B+, surprisingly good tale of lying and reputations
  9. Black Swan, B+, dark film about a ballerina going off the deep end
  10. The Social Network, B+, rides the hype coattails of Facebook
  11. Iron Man 2, B+, good story and characters avoid sophomore slump
  12. The Fighter, B+, well made but familiar boxing movie
  13. The Other Guys, B+, surprisingly funny cop buddy movie
  14. Hot Tub Time Machine, B+, crude, funny, and smart movie about wise teenagers
  15. Toy Story 3, B+, overly sentimental, but still a good movie
  16. Tangled, B, good Disney movie, but all too familiar
  17. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I, B-, this weak link resolves little and lacks spark
  18. Alice in Wonderland, B-, weak story and characters despite famous tale
  19. The Kids Are All Right, B-, strong cast but mostly forgettable
  20. True Grit, C, good writing and characters, foiled by bad ending