Top Five 2010 Movies I Haven’t Seen Yet.
I’m going to start doing top 5 lists. Let’s say I’ll post one every week or so… or basically just whenever I feel like it. They will be pretty random lists, but hopefully they will be personal enough so you (my loyal readers) will get to know me a little bit. Here’s the first one. Why only five you ask? Well, if it’s good enough for John Cusack, it’s good enough for me.
This is what happens when you live is Small Town, Illinois, and there is no “art theater” within two hours of you. You miss out on some limited-release type movies. These are the ones I’m most pissed about missing in the first half of the year:
#5: The Runaways – Sure, it got pretty mixed reviews (62% Rotten Tomatoes) but I’m a sucker for rock biopics and this one showed some promise.
#4: Harry Brown – It looks like your basic Death Wish type of story, but Michael Caine is enjoyable in anything.
#3: The Secret in Their Eyes – I was one of the few people who weren’t blown away by A Prophet so I was happy when this won the Oscar for best foreign language film. Hopefully it doesn’t let me down…
#2: Please Give – Catherine Keener is absolutely delightful and I will watch her in anything. Luckily, this one also has that whole quirky indie comedy thing going for it, which I’m a huge fan of, so it ranks very high on my “must see” list.
#1: The Square – I love film noir, and this one from an tandem of Australian brothers has been gaining favorable comparisons to the Coens’ Blood Simple. It looks super intense.
Have any of you seen any of these movies? Maybe there are some other independent or foreign movies that I might be missing out on? Let me know in the comments.