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The Filmsmith’s Best of 2010

One first reaction to a “Best of” list toward the end of January 2011 might be confusion:  “Why didn’t you write this up at the end of the year like everyone else?”  The major reason is that quite a few notable films of the year didn’t become available until recently.  I had to take a trip to Chicago to see several of these titles, some of which my colleagues still have yet to see.

Now that The Filmsmith is a publication with voices beyond my own, we decided to each draw up our Top Tens of 2010 and wherever there was crossover, lump those together.  Therefore, this is The Filmsmith’s Best of 2010 (individual staff lists will be released tomorrow). Continue reading

Catfish mystery satisfying

If you’ve been swimming in the film pond during 2010, you might have heard of a film called Catfish, which was a Sundance sensation at the beginning of last year.  Part of the buzz stemmed from the film’s black-ops secrecy; its tagline (see right) told you not to “let anyone tell you what it is.”  Maybe it doesn’t deserve such secrecy, but what they’ve kept under wraps is a fascinating look at relationships in the 21st century. Continue reading