*Sound of Stan jumping on the bandwagon* Well it is fun to look back particularly when you've seen a lot of films, and I have - 80 this year (82 with repeat visits).
This year was a first, in one sense, I opened the chocolate box that is the London Film Festival and had a sneaky taste, and as a result there are a few films I've seen that aren't released until 2011 and it doesn't feel right including them so they have their own category.
The top 10 (in viewing date order)
Harrowing, yet heartening, still remember it despite it being nearly a year ago since I saw it.
A reminder that Colin Firth's acting talent stretches to more than flimsy rom-com's. The rest of the cast was excellent too and with fashion designer Tom Ford at the helm it also has to get a special mention for probably being the best dressed film of 2010. I was moved to tears and had to sit through the entire credits just to compose myself.
Just to prove I don't just like weepies and arties, loved this comic book film for being really good fun, it's sense of humour and having a young girl as it's heroine, indeed a young girl who 'kicks ass'. Jason Solomon of the Guardian/Observer has it on his turkey list because he doesn't like nerdy superheroes. Nerdy done this way is absolutely fine with me.
2010 has been a good year for indy, low budget movies and this one I particularly loved for its surreal comedy. It was quirky, funny and a refreshingly imaginative story all packaged up in a well-made, on a shoe-string budget film.