Gauntlet’s Best 2010: Movies

By Ryan Pike

Ryan Pike (Popcorn Aficionado)

1. The Social Network
Arguably director David Fincher’s most full-realized work, the film deftly analyzes the dawn of Facebook with a snappy script by Aaron Sorkin while juggling several stories at once. It’s a bio-pic. It’s a business story. It’s a story about the rise of the most important technological advance of the past decade. It’s a story about lost love and friendship. It’s also a film featuring the emergence of several prominent young actors.

2. Inception

3. Toy Story 3

4. Black Swan

5. Winter’s Bone

Andy Williams (Still Entertainment Editor)

1. Inception
Though some initially heralded it as a typical summer blockbuster, Inception was anything but. The film, written, produced and directed by Christopher Nolan lived up to it’s considerable hype. It was both entertaining and thought provoking, and benefitted from Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s outstanding performances. Nolan’s been riding a wave of success, and Inception only solidifies the trend.

2. Restrepo

3. True Grit

4. Somewhere

5. Despicable Me

Brent Constantin (News Editor)

1. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The world just wasn’t ready for a movie about a scrawny little douche-bag who punched people until they turned into coins. If you’re a fan of the source material like I am you might have been perplexed over how much of a financial failure SPVTW turned out to be. I blame Michael Cera.

History will prove that I was right though. This is a great movie!

2. The Social Network

3. True Grit

4. Get Him to the Greek

5. Black Swan

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