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Mike Rot
Member

Having not seen Film Socialisme or Uncle Boonmee I will say that Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is easily the worst film I saw all year, and Like Matt B, I am not see anything Burton does from now on.

As for films that open in the first weeks of January and get lost in the shuffle of top ten lists, I don’t understand why great films continually get dumped this way. Blue Valentine and Another Year deserve better.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I kinda dug Uncle Boonme, sure you could fall asleep here and there and not miss much, but there is some pretty grand experimental cinema in there too. (I also liked, and own, Goodbye Dragon Inn)

Hmmm, what was the worst film I saw this year? Possibly THE LAST LOVECRAFT, maybe I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, maybe KAKERA or GOLDEN SLUMBER (I walked out of the latter). There were more ‘disappointing’ films than out-right bad movies….I tend to skip what I perceive as being out and out disasters…John Carpenter’s THE WARD being a notable exception…

Actually, CARNE DE NEON, a Spanish gangster picture sort of pissed me off while watching it.

Mike Rot
Member

ugh, Goodbye Dragon Inn, that was torture.

Darcy S McCallum
Guest

The reason one could be put off by Uncle Boonmee is the opening ten minutes, and the last ten minutes ,but the middle 90 is magical on the rewatch lying down, when I saw it at MIFF 9as the 90th film in 17 days) I wanted to it to end once we had the amazing, Boonsong return scene and the princess and the catfish, amazing cinema and much better than Goodbye Dragon Inn (a lesser film by Ming-liang Tsai).

check out my top 50 Matt Price, I had Outside the Law in there:

http://www.farfetchfilm.com/2011/01/my-top-50-films-of-2010.html

expect a full review of that, Of Gods & Men, Certified Copy, On Tour, Uncle Boonmee & The Four Times in Feb on my site.

I hope you guys do a show on Blue Valentine & Another Year, two of the ten best films of the year and good conpanion pieces, one on twenty-somethings, the other on fifty-somethings, much better than say the 2009 combo of 500 Days of Summer & Lovely Still.

Andrew James
Admin

I’ve seen Boonme show up on several best of lists this year. I really wish I had had the time to catch it before the RowThree best of lists are released.

Bob Turnbull
Admin

“The Four Times” is lovely and is one of the best expressions of the circle of life and “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” that I’ve seen. Best single take shot of the year too.

I found “Goodbye Dragon Inn” pretty tortuous too. It’s been awhile and I may have more patience for it now, but I have to say nothing is compelling me to give it another shot. Maybe if I can get around to seeing a few more Tsai films.

Worst film of the year? The soul-crushing experience of watching “Leap Year”. No, not the critically acclaimed Mexican film, but the rom com starring Amy Adams. Though I don’t mind rom coms, it didn’t sound good at all and normally I would have avoided it but I watched it after mistakenly thinking that a few people thought it was one of the best of the year (unfortunately, they were talking about the Mexican film). It is truly abysmal. No charm, no chemistry, no humour, nothing original and not even Amy Adams can do anything with it. Terrible. Directed by the same guy that did the third film in the Red Riding trilogy.

Darcy S McCallum
Guest

http://www.farfetchfilm.com/2011/01/my-10-worst-films-of-2010.html

sorry Bob, but Leap Year, Michael Rowe’s mexican film, leap year was in my bottom ten (on link)

Andrew, I can give you a link to where you can get it if you wanna see it before next cinecast, which is when? Top Ten Show?

Bob Turnbull
Admin

No need to be sorry Darcy as I haven’t seen Rowe’s film – I’m still curious, but you’ve at least reduced my expectations…B-)

Looks like you had some bad luck last year…I didn’t much like “Chloe” either except for all the recognizable Toronto locations. I liked “Operation: Endgame” more than you (I too saw it after Matt G’s recommendation), but it didn’t leave an overly strong lasting impression. I see what you mean about Corddry, but he ended up being OK here – I didn’t have an issue with any of the performances actually.

chris
Guest

Are you guys going to do your best of 2010 on the cinecast?

Kurt
Guest

While the MAMO guys do a bang-up and darned efficient job above here. Gamble, Andrew & I are recording our lengthy Year End show tonite. Probably do a review of THE KINGS SPEECH as well.

Darcy S McCallum
Guest

I hope you (mamo) guys do a Enter the Void/green hornet show, and realize how wrong u r on the former, Noe has used the word ‘melodrama’ now to excuse the bad acting and use of old motifs, the most cop out film of 2010… along with Cop Out.

Kurt
Guest

I’m aiming to get to a screening of ENTER THE VOID tomorrow night. It will have been almost a year and a half since last I saw it.

Andrew James
Admin

I don’t know guys, Emily Blunt seems to be doing just fine. She’s in the Disney project, The Adjustment Bureau and a couple of other things in 2011 – including a cameo in The Muppets.