#Flixist Awards 2010


Movie Debate to the Death! Favorite Stephen King film?

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 pick their movie...


Flixist Awards 2010: Most Underrated Film

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 deserved, it's still ...


Flixist Awards 2010: Most Overrated Film

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 varying opinions on ...


Flixist Awards 2010: Most Promising New Performer

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 secure a nomin...


Flixist Awards 2010: Most Promising New Filmmaker

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 an age where w...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Film

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 sick how good the...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Adult Film

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 category was to high...


The Flixist Beard Awards

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 to celebrate. A...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Horror Film

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. It takes a lot t...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Action Film

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 love like boobs, ...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Foreign Film

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 surrealism and d...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Romance Film

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 odds or a coup...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Documentary Film

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 injustices of your cou...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Comedy Film

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 movie Duck Sou...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Cinematography

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 age. Our nomine...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Art Direction

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 filmmakers, let's thr...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Original Soundtrack

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 soundtrack shouldn't tel...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Visual Effects

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 of mood-breaki...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Actor

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 feature tour-de-fo...


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

[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 w...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Supporting Actress

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 little bit in o...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Supporting Actor

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 created to celebrate...


Flixist Awards 2010: Worst Film

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 some sort of vind...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Animated Film

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-animated films a ve...


Flixist Podcast, Ep 08: Award Show Part 2

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 con...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Actress

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 Academy Awards ...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Original Screenplay

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 crafting original s...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Director

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 is more difficul...


Flixist Awards 2010: Best Adapted Screenplay

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. Also, talking a...


Flixist Podcast, Ep 07: Award Show Part 1

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 coming your way Mond...


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Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"


American Assassin"American Ass"


It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"


Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"


Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"


The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "


The Hitman's Bodyguard"I won't always love you"


Detroit"History, but not really"


The Dark Tower"The elevator pitch of an epic"


Atomic Blonde"Charlize Theron can fight"


The Emoji Movie"To live is to suffer"


Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"Such a well polished turd."


Dunkirk"Take a bow, Mr. Nolan, and cue the appla"


NYAFF Capsule Mrs. K"Who, What, When, Where, and Mostly Why?"


Endless Poetry"A portrait of Jodorowsky as a young poet"


Castlevania (Season1)"That's four! Four episodes! Ha-ha-ha! "


The Little Hours"I lost two of them."