2010 in review: Kenneth Turan on film
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No. 1, in triplicate( Warner Bros. / Columbia Pictures / Disney Pixar )
It's not just that good things traditionally come in threes. I'm splitting the top slot of my 10 best list among "Inception," "The Social Network" and "Toy Story 3" for a reason.
I'm doing it because, considerable evidence notwithstanding, I still believe in Hollywood movies. So I'm encouraged beyond measure when studio films not only please both critics and audiences but also so dominate their moment in time that you have to see them or be left out of the national conversation. Granted, in a better world there would be a lot more than three, but I'm grateful there are still any at all.
As is my personal tradition, the other spots on my list will be filled in an unorthodox way, but if you can't be eccentric about your favorites, what's the point? In alphabetical order: