Is Chris Nolan the new Steven Spielberg? Inception received eight nominations, including Best Picture, but Nolan failed to receive a directing nod. That is arguably the biggest surprise in the otherwise predictable batch of nominations.
As is usually the case for New Year's weekend, there are no new wide releases, leaving the field for holdover domination and a couple smaller pictures to make a last-minute Oscar-qualifying limited opening.
Here are fourteen of my favorite pictures that were released in 2010, plus a final nod to my favorite film of 2010. They are not necessarily 'the best,' as there are plenty of allegedly great films that I missed but they are all pretty great.
There was but a single new wide-release this weekend, as the weekend after Thanksgiving is a scary time for Hollywood. Few studios are willing to risk dealing with the post-holiday hangover, so this weekend brings just The Warrior's Way.
If you're considering seeing the film but worry that it will be too much for you, don't sweat it. Like many of the most intense and/or scary moments in cinema history, it's more about what you think you're seeing than what you're actually seeing.