Film Diary 2010

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1.
Na-moo-eobs-neun san (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Seoul, Korea, two sisters must look after each other when their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father. (89 mins.)
Director: So-yong Kim
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Roxy
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 6+

DATE: 19 January ” - ianbrd
 
2.
Up in the Air (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job traveling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest and a new hire. (109 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Classic
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 7-

DATE: 26 January ” - ianbrd
 
3.
The Road (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea. (111 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Electra
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 4

DATE: 2 February ” - ianbrd
 
4.
A Single Man (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom Ford
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Classic
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 7

DATE: 16 February ” - ianbrd
 
5.
Avatar (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (162 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ CINEMA: Odeon 7, Metro Centre
LOCATION: Gateshead

RATING: 7 [IMAX 3D version]

DATE: 2 March ” - ianbrd
 
6.
Crazy Heart (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him. (112 mins.)
Director: Scott Cooper
“ CINEMA: Odeon 4, Covent Garden
LOCATION: London

RATING: 6+

DATE: 14 March ” - ianbrd
 
7.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror. (108 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ CINEMA: BFI IMAX, Waterloo
LOCATION: London

RATING: 5 [IMAX 3D version]

DATE: 15 March ” - ianbrd
 
8.
Shutter Island (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In 1954, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ CINEMA: Odeon 1, Metro Centre
LOCATION: Gateshead

RATING: 7

DATE: 23 March ” - ianbrd
 
9.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants. (122 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Classic
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 7-

DATE: 26 May ” - ianbrd
 
10.
Ajami (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami. (124 mins.)
“ CINEMA: Odeon 2, Covent Garden
LOCATION: London

RATING: 7

DATE: 20 June ” - ianbrd
 
11.
Please Give (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns. (87 mins.)
“ CINEMA: Cineworld 6, Shaftesbury Avenue
LOCATION: London

RATING: 7

DATE: 21 June ” - ianbrd
 
12.
The Concert (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians... (119 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Electra
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 6

DATE: 21 July ” - ianbrd
 
13.
Leaving (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Suzanne is a well married mother, but her bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist by building an office in their backyard. Then Suzanne falls in love with the man hired to build the office. (85 mins.)
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Roxy
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 6+

DATE: 27 July ” - ianbrd
 
14.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker. (152 mins.)
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Electra
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 7+

DATE: 24 August ” - ianbrd
 
15.
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later. (129 mins.)
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Roxy
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 7

DATE: 6 September ” - ianbrd
 
16.
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name. (129 mins.)
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Electra
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 6+

DATE: 22 September ” - ianbrd
 
17.
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
“ CINEMA: BFI IMAX, Waterloo
LOCATION: London

RATING: 8 [IMAX version]

DATE: 26 September ” - ianbrd
 
18.
Winter's Bone (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact. (100 mins.)
Director: Debra Granik
“ CINEMA: Odeon 4, Covent Garden
LOCATION: London

RATING: 6+

DATE: 26 September ” - ianbrd
 
19.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home. (103 mins.)
Director: Lee Unkrich
“ CINEMA: Empire 4, Leicester Square
LOCATION: London

RATING: 7 [3D version]

DATE: 27 September ” - ianbrd
 
20.
Made in Dagenham (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. (113 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Electra
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 6-

DATE: 12 October ” - ianbrd
 
21.
Submarine (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life. (97 mins.)
Director: Richard Ayoade
“ LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

RATING: 7

DATE: 22 October ” - ianbrd
 
22.
Route Irish (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend's death and sets out to discover the truth. (109 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

RATING: 6-

DATE: 23 October ” - ianbrd
 
23.
Sensation (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A naive young Irishman starts a relationship with a sexy call girl; and together they hatch a plan to open a brothel using the proceeds from the farm he recently inherited. (107 mins.)
Director: Tom Hall
“ LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

RATING: 7

DATE: 23 October ” - ianbrd
 
24.
The King's Speech (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

RATING: 8

DATE: 23 October ” - ianbrd
 
25.
Brighton Rock (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish. (111 mins.)
Director: Rowan Joffe
“ LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (Surprise Film)

RATING: 6+

DATE: 24 October ” - ianbrd
 
26.
Carancho (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is... (107 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
“ LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

RATING: 7

DATE: 24 October ” - ianbrd
 
27.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

RATING: 8

DATE: 25 October ” - ianbrd
 
28.
October (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Clemente, a moneylender of few words, is a new hope for Sofía, his single neighbor, devoted to the October worship of Our Lord of the Miracles... (83 mins.)
“ LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

RATING: 5

DATE: 25 October ” - ianbrd
 
29.
Copacabana (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Boldly unconventional and cheerful, that's how one could describe Babou. Never having cared about social conventions... (107 mins.)
Director: Marc Fitoussi
“ LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

RATING: 6+

DATE: 26 October ” - ianbrd
 
30.
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life. (106 mins.)
Director: Lisa Cholodenko
“ LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

RATING: 7+

DATE: 26 October ” - ianbrd
 
31.
The Social Network (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Electra
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 5

DATE: 2 November ” - ianbrd
 
32.
Another Year (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends. (129 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Classic
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 8

DATE: 9 November ” - ianbrd
 
33.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court. (147 mins.)
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Roxy
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 5

DATE: 7 December ” - ianbrd
 
34.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows. (146 mins.)
Director: David Yates
“ CINEMA: Empire 12
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 6+

DATE: 14 December ” - ianbrd
 
35.
Catfish (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries. (87 mins.)
“ CINEMA: Curzon 1, Soho
LOCATION: London

RATING: 5-

DATE: 19 December ” - ianbrd
 
36.
Monsters (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border. (94 mins.)
Director: Gareth Edwards
“ CINEMA: Cineworld 3, Shaftesbury Avenue
LOCATION: London

RATING: 6

DATE: 20 December ” - ianbrd
 
37.
Of Gods and Men (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay. (122 mins.)
Director: Xavier Beauvois
“ CINEMA: Tyneside - Roxy
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne

RATING: 7

DATE: 30 December ” - ianbrd