FILM COMMENT ANNOUNCES 2010 BEST OF YEAR LISTS

“UNCLE BOONMEE,” “FILM SOCIALISME” AND “POETRY” TOP THE UNRELEASED FILMS LIST

“CARLOS,” “THE SOCIAL NETWORK” AND “WHITE MATERIAL” ARE 1-2-3 FOR FILMS RELEASED DURING THE YEAR

Film Comment‘s annual end-of-the-year survey of notable film critics, journalists, film section editors, and past and present contributors was released today with Oliver Assayas’ CARLOS, David Fincher’s THE SOCIAL NETWORK and Claire Denis’ WHITE MATERIAL taking the top spots among films released in 2010. Among films that made appearances at film festivals or special screenings worldwide, but haven’t received stateside distribution as of yet, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES, Jean-Luc Godard’s FILM SOCIALISME and Lee Chang-dong’s POETRY received the top rankings.

Film Comment editor Gavin Smith said, “Film Comment’s annual end-of-the-year lists distills the viewpoints of most of the magazine’s staff and contributors as well as many of America’s most influential film critics, writers and minds into an inclusive survey of the year in film. And the addition of the unreleased films list offers a unique barometer for the coming year in film for cinephiles and film enthusiasts, as well.”

The complete lists of films and poll participants can be found and Filmlinc.com and in the January/February issue of Film Comment which hits newsstands January 10.

THE COMPLETE FILM COMMENT 2010 BEST-OF FILMS LISTS

RELEASED 2010

1. Carlos/ Director: Oliver Assayas

2. The Social Network /Director: David Fincher

3. White Material /Director: Claire Denis

4. The Ghost Writer/Director: Roman Polanski 5. A Prophet/Director: Jacques Audiard 6. Winter’s Bone / Director: Debra Granik                       

7. Inside Job/Director: Charles Ferguson

8. Wild Grass/Director: Alain Resnais

9. Everyone Else/ Director :Maren Ade                                             

10. Greenberg/ Diector: Noah Baumbach                                  

11. Mother  Director: Bong Joon-ho          

12. Toy Story 3  Director: Lee Unkrich      

13. Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl  Director: Manoel de Oliveira

14. Another Year  Director: Mike Leigh     

15. The Strange Case of Angelica Director: Manoel de Oliveira

16. The Kids Are All Right  Director: Lisa Cholodenko

17. Shutter Island  Director: Martin Scorsese

18. Around a Small Mountain  Director: Jacques Rivette    

19. Our Beloved Month of August  Director: Miguel Gomes

20. Ne change rien  Director: Pedro Costa

UNRELEASED 2010

1. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives/ Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

2. Film Socialisme/ Director: Jean-Luc Godard

3. Poetry / Director: Lee Chang-dong

4. Meek’s Cutoff/ Director: Kelly Reichardt

5. Aurora /Director: Cristi Puiu

6. Mysteries of Lisbon/Director: Raúl Ruiz

7. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu/Director: Andrei Ujica

8. The Four Times/Director: Michelangelo Frammartino

9. Certified Copy/Director: Abbas Kiarostami

10. Tuesday, After Christmas/Director: Radu Muntean

11. Oki’s Movie  Director: Hong Sang-soo      

12. Ruhr  Director: James Benning          

13. I Wish I Knew  Director: Jia Zhangke

14. My Joy  Director: Sergei Loznitsa       

15. Nostalgia for the Light  Director: Patricio Guzmán

16. Robinson in Ruins  Director: Patrick Keiller               

17. Black Venus  Director: Abdellatif Kechiche               

18. Of Gods and Men  Director: Xavier Beauvois             

19. Tabloid  Director: Errol Morris             

20. The Robber  Director: Benjamin Heisenberg