Best Movies for 2010 Highlighted by Emory’s Film Studies Experts
The cinephiles in Emory University’s Department of Film and Media Studies have weighed in on the best movies of 2010 – some of them top-of-mind blockbusters and others you’ll want to hunt down and put in your Netflix queue. Expert faculty members and movie raters include film studies chair Matthew H. Bernstein, William Brown, Kevin Cryderman, Eddy Von Mueller, Michele Schreiber and James Steffen.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Walt Disney’s 1951 version is part of our cultural DNA. Tim Burton’s updated version has the advantage of 21st century computer imaging technology. Cuteness is diminished and weirdness amplified as the voices and distorted features of real actors are merged with animated bodies. Helen Bonham Carter steals the show as the Red Queen, a hydrocephalic monster with decapitation on her mind. The wonderful weirdness of Burton’s vision falters in the action-movie-inspired final act. This version does succeed