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Top 5 Films of 2010

As the season turns and we move toward the heartiest portion of the filmic year, it seems as good a time as any to take stock of what’s been seen thus far.  Certainly I haven’t made it to the theater for every new release, but 2010 has been for me a year of unrivaled theater going.  There are films on the horizon; Black Swan, The Fighter, True Grit and so on that promise to, at the very least, introduce some interesting characters and concepts, and at best hoist a golden statue at the 83rd Academy Awards.  Still, the year so far, while at times inevitably shallow and frustrating, has still seen some remarkable motion pictures pass into history.

Here are my Top Five…

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Never Let Me Go (2010)

I’m overwhelmed.  After a summer of crude, overly-budgeted nonsense, the last three weeks have found me in the theater watching films that were thoughtful, mature, and perhaps most resonantly, emotionally razing.  I’ll say again: I’m overwhelmed.  It’s exciting to arrive at this time of year as the mood starts to shift along with the caliber, but it’s also important to be prepared for it, and I can’t say that I have been.  I’ve gone head first into these films with little more than excitement to safeguard me.  Today, this trilogy of despair came to its logical conclusion with the lovingly crafted and deeply heartbreaking Never Let Me Go.

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