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Old March 6 2010, 06:58 AM   #302
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Re: Movies Seen in 2010


Avatar [ B]
Precious [A]
Invictus [ B]
A Single Man [B-]
Crazy Heart [A-]
A Serious Man [A-]
The Last Station [A-]


Adventureland [B+]
Samaritan Girl [C+]
3-Iron [A]
The Hurt Locker [A-]
Citizen Kane [A]
Planet Hulk [B+]
High Society [B-]
The Philadelphia Story [A-]
The Pianist [A-]
Murder By Decree [A-]
A Man For All Seasons [B+]
A Patch of Blue [B+]
Broadway Danny Rose [B+]
The Departed [A]
The Purple Rose of Cairo [B+]
Zelig [B ]
Radio Days [B ]
Hannah and Her Sisters [B+]
Gone Baby Gone [A+]
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths [B+]
Doctor Zhivago [B ]
A Beautiful Mind [A-]
Match Point [A+]
Scoop [C]
Vicky Cristina Barcelona [B+]
The Maltese Falcon [B+]
Love and Death [B-]
Shakespeare in Love [A+]

Another rewatch; this is becoming a habit.

My Lord, but I love this movie. For all the complaints, I'd have voted for this over Saving Private Ryan any day of the week. Of course, I'm just the sort of person this sort of movie is aimed at: an English Lit nerd (the kind of person who'll get the joke about a violence-loving theatre assistant named John Webster). It's a passionate tribute to the greatest wordsmith in the history of the English language, and to art in general (Burbage's offer of the theatre to allow the play performed as an act of solidarity among artists is a favourite moment) and it succeeds brilliantly as a comedy/drama as well. The performances are all great, even from Joseph Fiennes, who's frankly not the widest-ranging actor in the world. Paltrow's really the soul of the film; she makes both the script and Shakespeare's play really resonate. Just a really clever film.
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