PRINT December 2010

Film: Best of 2010

Amy Taubin

1 The Social Network (David Fincher) An adrenaline-pumping, coolly analytic, fast-talking look at a young Master of the Universe, obsessed with his start-up and untroubled by questions of loyalty or ethics. Brilliant direction, brilliant storytelling, and a brilliant performance by Jesse Eisenberg. And since the backlash has started, no, it isn’t a sexist movie; it’s a movie that exposes sexism in a culture that likes to think it has moved beyond all that.

2 Film Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard) Sometimes gloriously beautiful, sometimes achingly personal, and sometimes business as usual. This is Godard’s first entirely digital feature—and, contrary to rumor, he’s already working on another.

3 And Everything Is Going Fine (Steven Soderbergh) Soderbergh’s tribute to the late Spalding Gray takes the form of a final monologue pieced together entirely from existing footage of Gray’s

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