Monday, January 24, 2011

If I had a ballot...


BEST PICTURE

Amer
Dogtooth
Everyone Else
I Love You, Phillip Morris
Rabbit Hole
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Shutter Island
White Material
Wild Grass
Winter's Bone


BEST ACTOR

Jim Carrey, I Love You, Phillip Morris
Aaron Eckhart, Rabbit Hole
Lars Eidinger, Everyone Else
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
James Franco, 127 Hours

BEST ACTRESS

Hye-ja Kim, Mother
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Birgit Minichmayr, Everyone Else
Julianne Moore, Chloe
Sylvie Testud, Lourdes

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Michael Fassbender, Fish Tank
Armie Hammer, The Social Network
John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
Ku Jin, Mother
Nigel Lindsay, Four Lions

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Alice de Lencquesaing, Father of My Children
Elle Fanning, Somewhere
Greta Gerwig, Greenberg
Diane Wiest, Rabbit Hole
Olivia Williams, The Ghost Writer

BEST DIRECTOR

Maren Ade, Everyone Else
Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, Amer
Claire Denis, White Material
Yorgos Lanthimos, Dogtooth
Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Dogtooth, Efthymis Filippou, Giorgos Lanthimos
Everyone Else, Maren Ade
Four Lions, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Simon Blackwell, Christopher Morris
Greenberg, Noah Baumbach
Lourdes, Jessica Hausner

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

I Love You, Philip Morris, Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Rabbit Hole, David Lindsay-Abaire
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Mitchell Bacall, Edgar Wright
True Grit, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Winter's Bone, Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Amer, Manuel Dacosse
Dogtooth, Thimios Bakatakis
Enter the Void, Benoît Debie
Shutter Island, Robert Richardson
True Grit, Roger Deakins

BEST ART DIRECTION

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Shutter Island
The Social Network
Somewhere
Vincere


BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Black Swan
The Ghost Writer
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
True Grit
Vincere


BEST SOUND

Amer
Inception
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Shutter Island
Vincere


BEST EDITING

Amer, Bernard Beets
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
Shutter Island, Thelma Schoonmaker
The Social Network, Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall
White Material, Guy Lecorne

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING

Amer
How To Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Vengeance


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Shutter Island
Splice


BEST MAKE-UP EFFECTS

127 Hours
Shutter Island
Splice


BEST ORIGINAL SONG
(from the shortlist)

“Chanson Illusionist," The Illusionist
"Life during Wartime," Life During Wartime
"Sticks & Stones," How To Train Your Dragon

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The Ghost Writer, Alexandre Desplat
Inception, Hans Zimmer
Jonah Hex, Marco Beltrami & Mastodon
Vengeance, Tayu Lo
White Material, Stuart Staples & The Tindersticks

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
(from the shortlist)

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
Exit through the Gift Shop
Inside Job


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

(from the shortlist)

Idiots and Angels
The Illusionst
Toy Story 3


Categories omitted because I haven't seen enough of the eligible films
: the shorts—documentary, live action and animated—and Foreign Language. (From that shortlist I've seen only Dogtooth and Uncle Boonmee).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Link of the Day: MARWENCOL (2010)


For Time Out Chicago, a review of Jeff Malmberg's Marwencol. Had I waited till about this time to compose my 2010 Year In Review, this prickly documentary might have made the cut.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Link of the Day: InRo's Top 20 Films of 2010


Happy New Year! Belated regards to those who thought my premature dismissals of True Grit, The Fighter and The King's Speech were... well, premature. I've now seen all three; The Fighter is well-made fluff and The King's Speech is poorly-made fluff. True Grit has its remarkable moments, but feels rather curiously low-stakes. If these end up being three of the nine bridesmaids to David Fincher's blushing Oscar bride, I can live with it. Incidentally, Sophia Coppola's hotly-debated Somewhere is the only '10 release I've seen since hustling out my Year In Review that might have actually cracked the top 10. I was entranced by its gauzily repetitive, often dryly funny vision of lethargic royalty. Certainly one worthy of some critical dissection, time permitting.

In the meantime, head over to In Review Onlne for their aggregate list of the Top 20 Films of 2010. (Including, yes, The Social Network.) Six of the capsules are recycled from my own rundown of the year's best. While you're over there, check out InRo's Top 20 Albums of 2010. I wrote one up one of the placers, the year's most celebrated metal record.

My new year's resolution? To write more. Hence, coming soon to Wild Lines: new reviews and Alternating Currents #2.