Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ben 2010

Ben, I've got no problem with your 2010 list. Prodigal Sons and Alamar are both technically 2009 films as far as my strict new accounting goes. Besides those two, I still haven't seen Blue Valentine, Never Let Me Go, Black Swan, or 180° South.

Like I emailed you the other day, Catfish totally underwhelmed me. Part of it was the hype, sure, but part of my dislike is the adoption of an attitude of self-importance not only by the filmmakers in the press, but throughout the film. They really think they're all that and a Big Mac. But, I don't think there's a memorable shot in this thing and the story and people didn't grab me. What's left?

You need to see Uncle Boonmee. THAT'S the Catfish movie of the year.

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