Film: Best of 2010

Marie Losier

1 Trypps #7 (Badlands) (Ben Russell) A gorgeous woman tripping on acid, experiencing myriad emotions. There’s a mirror, a loud gong, wind for sound—and the Badlands. A real trip!

2 Le amiche (Michelangelo Antonioni) Antonioni’s graceful camera had an eye for detail—architecture, interior design, fashion, cocktail parties—and, of course, sexy women. Sad, enveloping, and tremendously moving, the late maestro’s 1955 film reappeared this year in a gloriously restored black-and-white print.

3 Daddy Longlegs (Joshua and Ben Safdie) A love letter to New York, brimming with loony characters and dialogue, nervous energy, laughs, and nostalgia, with a wonderful performance by Ronald Bronstein as an overcaffeinated father.

4 Le quattro volte (Four Times) (Michelangelo Frammartino) The highlight of Frammartino’s poetic, meditative evocation of the circle of life is a laconic, almost Tati-like

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