Happy New Year — go watch a movie

Larry Ribstein —  31 December 2010

Here are the best films I saw in 2010, in reverse chronological order:

Hearts of Darkness, The Chaser, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Mother, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The White Ribbon, The Lives of Others, Sin Nombre, Suicide Kings, A Prophet, The Damned United, Barfly, The Wrestler, In the Loop, Revanche, A Serious Man, Felon, Appaloosa.

Also:  Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire.

Things to be grateful for, movie division:  Joel and Ethan Coen, Terry Gilliam, Mickey Rourke, South Korea, The Archers, Christopher Walken, Michael Sheen, Deborah Kerr, Netflix (and maybe to come, Redbox).

A few movies I saw that didn’t make this list:  Toy Story 3, The Blind Side, Crazy Heart, Inglourious Basterds, Up in the Air, The Hurt Locker, Public Enemies, District 9.

See you next year, with some comments on the AALS.

Larry Ribstein


Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law