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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

December 7, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Catching up with 2010, movie-wise

It’s the time of year when those of us who make Top Ten lists, or who closely follow the Academy Awards (or just like to organize things into neat twelve-month units) look back on the movie calendar and see what we’ve missed. If any of you missed “Inception” — and I can’t imagine that many did — it’s out on DVD today, which should provide a nice opportunity to pause throughout while sorting out the various dream layers. (Minor spoiler alert: Just don’t expect director Christopher Nolan to tell you, in the commentary, whether the top stops spinning. He won’t.)
I’ve seen “Inception” (twice), and suspect that it’ll find a home on my best-of-year list, but am still waiting to catch a few more promising-sounding 2010 movies: “True Grit,” “Somewhere,” “Blue Valentine,” “The Tempest,” “The Tourist.” And I’m going back over my calendar to see what I missed during the year, due to vacations or schedule overload. I’m most looking forward to catching up with “Winter’s Bone,” which I somehow managed to miss this past summer and which I’ve heard so many good things about; also have plans, in the next week or so, to schedule belated DVD viewings of “Greenberg” (which I’ve heard wildly mixed things about), “Ondine” (which I don’t expect to figure in end-of-year awards, but I generally like Neil Jordan’s movies and this one sounds lovely), and “Get Low” (which I can’t believe I haven’t watched yet). How about you — doing any catching up this month? Any recommendations?

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