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Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

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Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

http://www.indiewire.com/critic/armond_white#

It will be interesting to see what you guys think about his #1 movie, and with #9 going to Takers.

1) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
2) Vincere
3) Wild Grass
4) Mother and Child
5) Life During Wartime
6) Another Year
7) Inspector Bellamy
8) The Girl on the Train
9) Takers
10) From Paris With Love
Old 12-19-10, 10:25 PM
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

Originally Posted by ruddiger_718 View Post
http://www.indiewire.com/critic/armond_white#

It will be interesting to see what you guys think about his #1 movie, and with #9 going to Takers.

1) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
2) Vincere
3) Wild Grass
4) Mother and Child
5) Life During Wartime
6) Another Year
7) Inspector Bellamy
8) The Girl on the Train
9) Takers
10) From Paris With Love

"From Paris With Love" !????

Old 12-19-10, 10:33 PM
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

I don't know who this guy is, but he's all over the place.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Takers and From Paris with Love? Really?
Life During Wartime was pretty bad... and I liked Happiness.

The Girl on the Train is a pleasant surprise. One of the better films I've seen in the last year.

I'm looking forward to watching Another Year and Inspector Bellamy.
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

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I don't know who this guy is, but he's all over the place.
This little blurb might answer a few questions:

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment...defense_o.html
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

I disagree
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

I'd actually put Scott Pilgrim on my list.

I don't know how I should feel about this.
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

Genuinely surprised that #1 isn't Toy Story 3.
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Genuinely surprised that #1 isn't Toy Story 3.
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

This is going to be a great thread
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Pretentious sissy list.
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

Given that Scott Pilgrim is actually generally liked by the internet fanboys, i'm surprised he put it at no. 1
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Given that Scott Pilgrim is actually generally liked by the internet fanboys, i'm surprised he put it at no. 1
That's all part of White's strategy. He zigs when you expect him to zag.
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

I've never even heard of movies 2-8.
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I've never even heard of movies 2-8.
Exactly.
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

puzzling. even though i wasn't big on Wild Grass despite its stunning visuals, i thought it was critically acclaimed? which means... why the fuck did it make Armand White's top 10 list?!
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

1) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 80%
2) Vincere 92%
3) Wild Grass 66%
4) Mother and Child 79%
5) Life During Wartime 68%
6) Another Year 94%
7) Inspector Bellamy 81%
8) The Girl on the Train 79%
9) Takers 29%
10) From Paris With Love 38%
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

I saw Scott Pilgrim vs. the World last week and was looking forward to it because of all the great reviews and boy was I disappointed. Scott Pilgrim was just dumb. I know it was going for the cooler trendy type feel but in my opinion failed.
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I thought the movie was great myself, but it's definitely not for everybody.
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

Are we going to have a separate thread for every critic's top ten?
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

I posted Eberts in the AFI top 10 thread, I should request that one get renamed the thread of top 10s.
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I love this guy.
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'Mother and Child' was Hallmark Channel fodder - ewwww
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

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1) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
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Re: Who needs Ebert?? The Best of 2010 according to Armond White!!!

Here's hoping he puts out one of his annual "Better Than" lists - those are always a lot of fun.

Anyways, this is actually a pretty good list, and surprisingly uncontroversial (excepting the last two, of course.)

"Vincere" really is an incredible film (though its "operatic" nature may make it off-putting for some), and, as a big fan of Mike Leigh, "Another Year" has been one of my most anticipated films for quite a while.
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'Mother and Child' was Hallmark Channel fodder - ewwww
If that's true, I'm DVRing everything on the HC. Sex, nudity, immoral people. I'm so there!

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