I had the chance to visit my old professor, Austin Sarat, today. As usual, he asked me to give him some film recommendations. Here’s the e-mail I sent him, which features a tentative list of my top 10 films of 2010 (feel free to compare this with the previous list I made in August [hence the “revised” in the title of this post]. Damn, there’ve been a ton of great films in the past few months!). Tune into the /Filmcast this Sunday for my final list:
So good to see you today, and glad to hear you and the family and the academic career are going well. Do check out the materials I gave you. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Here’s a very tentative list of my Top 10 films of 2010, with links to Amazon Blu-Ray listing where appropriate:
1. The Fighter
2. The Social Network
3. How to Train Your Dragon (for the kids)
4. Animal Kingdom (you will probably find this film boring, but I really enjoyed it)
7. The Kids Are All Right
8. Toy Story 3
9. Black Swan
10. The King’s Speech
Other movies that I enjoyed, but that you might not necessarily enjoy:
Catfish – a fascinating documentary about how people construct their identities online these days
Exit Through the Gift Shop – another great documentary, this one about the nature of modern art, as told by graffiti legend Banksy
Winter’s Bone – regarded by many as one of the best films of 2010
Let me know if you find anything worthwhile here. And let’s keep in touch!