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The 35 Best Films of 2010

The best films of 2010 include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.

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'Safety Not Guaranteed' Outshines Its Intriguing Premise

This is a charming gem that outshines its intriguing premise because the actors sell the material.

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The Meaning of Mundane: 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home'

The Duplass brother's first foray into mainstream film asks us if there really is a connectivity to the mundane minutes of each day. Unfortunately, they give up the answer far too easily.

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'The League: The Complete Season Two': At the Intersection of Fantasy and Reality

Though it makes compromises in order to deliver its premise while satisfying the average audience, this is a landmark show in its attentiveness to sport, technological and popular cultures.

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Hannah Takes the Stairs

The 'mumblecore' approach may alienate those expecting a glossy indie, but it's a welcome respite from the typical costume dramas and crime epics.

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Baghead

The Duplass brothers' Baghead is a mumblecoreish meditation on the increasingly permeable boundaries between movies and life.

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The Puffy Chair (2006)

The road trip then becomes an occasion for an extended game of relationship chicken: is Josh going to grow up and commit or is Emily going to accept him and stop criticizing?

Daynah Burnett

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