Cole Smithey's Top Ten Films of 2010
2010 was a year of surprises at the cinema, not all of them good. Hollywood's vulgar attempts at leveraging 50% more from box office ticket prices with marginal 3D effects only exposed the lacking storylines they hoped to bolster. Even the staunchest fans of the overrated "Toy Story 3" had to concede that its 3D effects were less than inspiring. Movie abominations were in plentiful supply. The M. Night Shyama-ding-dong string of train wrecks rolled on with "The Last Airbender," while "Sex in the City 2" had something to offend audiences in every social strata. Julia Roberts crashed and burned in "Eat Pray Love." Sofia Coppola's unredeemable "Somewhere" had critics like Roger Ebert fawning over what is in effect a black hole of self-indulgence and narrative indolence.