Without a doubt the finest films of 2010 were:
3-- The Duel. This adaptation of Chekhov's tale blends atmosphere and romance in a re-telling to compete with the best Shakespeare adaptations.
2-- Winter's Bone. This tale of crime and family in south-Missouri meth country builds tension throughout and features amazing understated performances that lend an authenticity to what could have been an excercise in stereotypes.
1-- Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. Debbie Gibson shines in this eco-fable wherein Mankind's great fears are unleashed upon it. Thrills abound, but never detract from the underlying metaphor. Oscars for sure.