Flixist Awards 2010

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Movie Debate to the Death! Favorite Stephen King film?


Feb 09
// Tom Fronczak
We posted over twenty 25 Flixist film awards over the course of a single week, but arguably the most important one of all has yet to be claimed: the readers' favorite film of 2010. I gave everyone a full week to p...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Most Underrated Film


Feb 05
// Tom Fronczak
Not only did 2010 bring many arguably overrated movies, but according to the Flixist staff it contained even more underrated films. While it hurts to know that many movies didn't receive the profits and attention they deserv...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Most Overrated Film


Feb 05
// Tom Fronczak
2010 was an amazing year for the film industry with oodles of honorable movies that deserved every bit of the hype they got. However, the Flixist staff isn't different from most groups of friends in that we have widely varyi...

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Flixist Awards 2010: Most Promising New Performer


Feb 05
// Siobhan Watters
Awards season is often spent discussing which experienced and established actors will receive the crowning achievement not only for the year, but their careers. On rare occasion, a newcomer's breakout performance is enough to...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Most Promising New Filmmaker


Feb 05
// Andres Bolivar
It's always interesting to experience a brand new director's first feature film. Though sometimes it results in amateurish slop, more often than not we're given a film that is both refreshing and takes chances. As we approach...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Film


Feb 04
// Matthew Razak
2010 was a great year for movies. From animation to arthouse to generation defining film; we had it all. Most of the films up for award contention this year could have easily swept these awards any other year. It's kind of si...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Adult Film


Feb 04
// Tom Fronczak
In retrospect . . . not the best title for a film award that's not about pornography, but "Best Mature Film" doesn't sound quite right and "Most Controversial" isn't necessarily what the award is about. My goal for this categ...
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The Flixist Beard Awards


Feb 04
// Sam Membrino
Each year, awards are given out for a variety of worthy categories, like Best Director or Best Supporting Actress. We at Flixist agree that greatness must be recognized, and as such we have put up a plethora of awards posts ...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Horror Film


Feb 03
// Sean Walsh
I love horror films, can't get enough of them. It doesn't matter if they're good, bad, or really bad, I'll take on all comers. The real problem is that none of them really scare me. I consider myself a veteran horror buff. I...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Action Film


Feb 03
// Sean Walsh
It's a fact: people love explosions. That's why they keep giving Michael Bay work. He sure knows how to blow things up en masse. Needless to say, the action genre is full of explosions, along with other things that people lo...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Foreign Film


Feb 03
// Toby Jones
Foreign films are my bread and butter, so I'm pleased to be here to present our choice for the best foreign film of the year. There were a lot of great films to choose from. Bong Joon-Ho's Hitchcockian thriller Mother, the s...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Romance Film


Feb 03
// Bob Muir
Ah, romance. So often the bane of couples when your girlfriend pulls out a sappy romantic comedy, it's easy to overlook the presence of worthwhile entries in the genre. The chronicle of a forbidden love succeeding against the...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Documentary Film


Feb 03
// Maxwell Roahrig
Documentaries are these wonderful little films that can be just about anything. Want to tell the story of a tight rope walker walking between the World Trade Center towers? Go for it. Do you want to show the political injusti...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Comedy Film


Feb 03
// Maxwell Roahrig
Comedy is one of the most underrated art forms out there. How best to drive your point across, and to truly reach people, than with laughs? The Marx Bros. were some of the first to really understand comedy as art. Their 1933...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Cinematography


Feb 02
// Glenn Morris
If there’s a pattern to be had among the cinematographers honored by the 2010 Flixist Awards, it’s a devotion to the practical flavor of filmmaking that served us well before the digital ...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Art Direction


Feb 02
// Xander Markham
If cinematography is what makes a film beautiful, art direction is what makes it unique: a strong visual identity can keep a film engaging even when its other facets aren't up to snuff. One could even suggest that some filmma...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Original Soundtrack


Feb 02
// Brian Feldman
Evaluating a film's soundtrack is tough. On one hand, the music has to be able to stand by itself as a captivating composition, but it also needs to be able to work itself into the overall framework of a movie. The soundtrac...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Visual Effects


Feb 02
// Alex Katz
Visual effects in film have reached a point that can really only be described as magical. Only a few scant years ago, we were at a point where if a C.G.I. guy came running across the screen, it would probably induce a moment...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Actor


Feb 02
// Robin Barr
This year, the award for Best Actor is nearly as contentious as the award for Best Picture itself. That is, thanks to the general misogynistic tendencies of Hollywood, because most of this year’s highest reviewed films fea...

Flixist Awards 2010 Debate: Readers' favorite film of 2010?!

Feb 01 // Tom Fronczak
[Update: Today is your last chance to vote!] In last month's debate I asked everyone what their favorite Christmas film was. I expected a list of typical winter movies but Flixist readers proved to be much cooler than that. In the end it was Die Hard that shot, stabbed, chain choked, and glass walked its way to a win. Yippy ki aye, motherflixer! This week's Movie Debate to the Death is potentially the most important one all year, so make sure you give it some serious thought. As you've noticed, the Flixist staff is hard at work posting the results for some of the few categories we all voted on. Throughout the rest of the week you can expect twenty more Flixist awards to show up on the front page. But this award is for you. We want to know how our readers felt about the 2010 film year. I know it's hard to pick just one, so feel free to also list your runner ups and why they didn't make the cut. Cast your vote in the comments below and check back next week to see who won the favorite and least favorite reader trophy! Bonus Question: What was your least favorite film of the year?
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[Update: Today is your last chance to vote!] In last month's debate I asked everyone what their favorite Christmas film was. I expected a list of typical winter movies but Flixist readers proved to be much cooler than that. ...

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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Supporting Actress


Feb 01
// Andrew Kauz
The only thing that I love more than a great leading performance is a great supporting performance. Think about it: the lead gets all the buzz, all the attention, and in far too many cases all the credit. We mentioned that a ...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Supporting Actor


Feb 01
// Sean Walsh
Being a lead actor is great. If a movie takes off, if it receives critical praise, the lead tends to get most of the credit. But there is no ‘I’ in ‘team,’ and the Best Supporting Actor award was creat...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Worst Film


Jan 31
// Geoff Henao
The film industry can be fickle sometimes. The greatest films don’t always make for the most profitable or popular films. In the same manner, terrible movies tend to make a buttload of cash, giving the film’s creators so...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Animated Film


Jan 31
// Geoff Henao
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Toy Story changed the animation world when it was released in 1995. In the 16 years since the release, computer-animated films have overtaken the field, rendering traditional-anim...

Flixist Podcast, Ep 08: Award Show Part 2

Jan 31 // Adam Dork
It was a weekend show but not even freedom from work would stop us from recording this final episode of the Flixist awards. Geoff, Max, and Sean all packed into the studio to deliver the goods. But I should warn you that the conversation sometimes wander off on bad tangents and there may or may not be be a significant discussion of adult films, but it is all in good fun! Thank you for taking part in the Get Your Flix award previews. We will be back next week with a regular show. Exciting, huh? GYF08 - Award Show Part 2
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It was a weekend show but not even freedom from work would stop us from recording this final episode of the Flixist awards. Geoff, Max, and Sean all packed into the studio to deliver the goods. But I should warn y...

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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Actress


Jan 31
// Siobhan Watters
The 2010 film roles that earned Flixist’s consideration for Best Actress are unique in that they are all fictions. It may not seem like much of a novelty, but no less than eight of the last ten Best Actress winners at the ...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Original Screenplay


Jan 31
// Andrew Kauz
Here at Flixist, we like writing. We do it all the time, and when we're not actively writing, we're appreciating the writing of other people, especially those fantastic members of the film industry who spend their lives craf...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Director


Jan 31
// Xander Markham
While it is easy to pinpoint when an actor or actress gives a wonderful performance, a composer arranges an exquisite score or an editor cuts together a series of shots in just the right way to bring out a scene's power, it i...
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Flixist Awards 2010: Best Adapted Screenplay


Jan 31
// Alex Katz
Best Adapted Screenplay. It’s always a favorite category of mine, as I’ve tried my hand at adapting several novels and comics to screenplay, often with hilariously disastrous results that I shan’t dare share with you. ...
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No sickness, no snow storm, and no power failure can keep this episode from getting to you. Looks like Siobhan caught what I had the previous week but Alex and Toby were more than able to discuss the awards that will be comin...


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