Saturday 19 January 2019

Ace Black's List: The 10 Best Movies Of 2010

More than 80 movies from 2010 have been reviewed on the Ace Black Movie Blog. Here are the 10 Best.

[Last updated January 1 2022]

Directed by Ridley Scott.
Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, and Oscar Isaac.
A medieval drama and romance providing welcome and gritty pre-celebrity context for the famous bandit. Full review.

Directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis and Barbara Hershey.
A twisted psychological drama, the normally staid world of ballet is disrupted with a lot of blood, mutilation, jealousy, and insanity. Full review.

Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard.
Imaginative science fiction thriller featuring an elaborate Matryoshka dolls structure, with fine threads connecting events across several dream dimensions. Full review.

Directed by George Tillman Jr.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton and Carla Gugino.
A superlative revenge thriller flamboyantly - and surprisingly - enjoying multi-character depth and twisty narrative surprises. Full review.

Directed by Ben Affleck.
Starring Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall and Jon Hamm.
A crime thriller empowered by a sense of place where the roots below the surface are deeply intertwined, uncompromising fortitude is embraced, debts are owed across generations, and fathers throw long shadows across their sons' lives. Full review.

Directed by David Fincher.
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake and Armie Hammer.
The birth of Facebook, and a modern economy story where a multi-billion dollar business is launched from a dorm room. A cut-throat attitude and unwavering self-belief remain essential attributes for success.  Full review.

Directed by Edward Zwick.
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt and Hank Azaria.
A refreshingly mature romantic drama with plenty of comic elements. A multi-layered love story for adults who carry the baggage of the past and can see the problems of the future. Full review.

Directed by Tom Hooper.
Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter and Guy Pearce.
A historical royal drama, recreating the Britain of the 1920s and 1930s as a would-be King struggles to overcome a speech impairment and a troubled upbringing. The film looks as good as the performances deserve. Full review.


Directed by John Madden.
Starring Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington, and Tom Wilkinson.
A dramatic thriller with a simmering human conflict hinging on a Nazi-hunting secret mission, personal achievement, private anguish and national pride spanning decades. Full review.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Starring Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, and Rémy Girard.
A multi-generational drama and immigrant story drawn from a dehumanizing conflict filled with ethnic and religious strife, extreme violence, mass reprisals and hidden family secrets. Full review.

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