Friday, 31 December 2010

MyFilms Awards 2010

Here then are the winners of the MyFilms Awards for 2010...

Best Film - Samson and Delilah (dir: Warwick Thornton)

Best Actor - Guy Whitney (The Crab, dir: Rona Mark)

Best Actress - Jennifer Lawrence (Winters Bone, dir: Debra Granik)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Kayvan Novak (Four Lions, dir: Chris Morris)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Sissy Spacek (Get Low, dir: Aaron Schneider)

Best Original Screenplay - Rona Mark (The Crab, dir: Rona Mark)

Best Adapted Screenplay - Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, dir: David Fincher)

Best Director - Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah)

Best Animated Film - Toy Story 3 (dir: Lee Unkrich)

Best Documentary Film - Out of the Ashes (dir: Tim Albone, Lucy Martens, Leslie Knott)

Best Cinematography - Alamar (Pedro Gonzalez Rubio, dir: Pedro Gonzalez Rubio)

Thanks to all involved in all of the films and thanks to all of you for reading throughout the year.

2010 Interviews

I was lucky enough to meet and speak with a lot of really fabulous people this year; actors, directors, musicians and industry types.  Quite why they agreed is still beyond me but I'm very grateful that they did! Here, in all their glory, are the interviews conducted on MyFilms this year.

In April the head of programming for Filmhouse in Edinburgh, Rod White spoke with us about all sorts of things including the "ghettoisation" of film at awards ceremonies and which films he would use to punish wrong-doers!

Kim Newman author and film journalist also dropped by in April to speak with MyFilms and despite our disagreement over The Smiths being the greatest English band of all time he was everything you would expect him to be...interesting, articulate and informed.

The BMX Bandits are one of the best groups ever to come out of Scotland which makes Duglas T. Stewart one of the greatest Scots!  Having been an inspiration to all manner of bands from Nirvana to Franz Ferdinand his thoughts on film were equally interesting.

One of the most exciting bands to have emerged from Scotland in recent years are "Sons and Daughters" and their lead singer Adele Bethel showed that her degree in Film and Television/English Lit made her a good choice of interviewee.  With a new album set for 2011 it's well worth finding the time to listen to the rest of her back won't be disappointed!

During the FAB Fest I managed to spend a bit of time with director Darren Ward and two of the stars of his film "A Day of Violence"; Nick Rendell and cult star Giovanni Lombardo Radice.  All three gave a great insight into what is involved in making a film with almost no budget but with a huge amount of desire.

DJ, journalist, comedian and television personality Alex Zane answered some questions in June and proved himself to be utterly charming and incredibly funny with his answers.  His anecdote about Burt Reynolds is reason enough to read this.

Ben Miller is comedy royalty here in the UK and with a directorial debut ("Huge") looming I conducted a rather soggy interview with him during the EIFF this year.

A very quick-fire Q&A with Boz Boorer gave us an insight into the cinematic tastes of the longest serving musician in the career of the Pope of Mope, Morrissey.

As director of the EIFF Hannah McGill has presided over four years of great films and bold decisions (most notably seperating the EIFF from the other festivals in Edinburgh to ensure a seperate identity and audience).  Her willingness to speak with a small film blog like MyFilms speaks volumes about her love of film and desire to promote it.

With a role in the most exciting new drama on television this year and a whole heap of new projects looming it was a real treat to get to chat with Jo Hartley who was as accommodating and interesting a human being as you could wish for.  Sadly our plans for a wedding never got much beyond the fantasy stage!

Vicky McClure gave one of the most astonishing performances of the year in "This is England '86" and with several films with Shane Meadows I was delighted when she agreed to speak with MyFilms.  If you don't know her name will.

Another star of "This is England '86", Johnny Harris, managed to squeeze us in for a chat and was as delightful as his two female co-stars.  A real gent.

A very good friend and a supremely talented chap, Alain Whyte, answered some of my probing questions this year and was, as ever, great value.

The last interview of the year was a corker!  A genuine musical icon, a personal hero and one of the most gifted singer/songwriters of her generation...Kristen Hersh proved herself to be everything I had ever hoped she would be!

Many, many thanks to all of these very talented individuals for agreeing to speak with MyFilms...the pleasure, the privilege was all mine.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

2010 Complete Filmography

MyFilms 2010 Complete Filmography

  1. Tokyo Story
  2. Serious Man, A
  3. Last Days
  4. Fermats Room
  5. Queen of Spades, The
  6. Daybreakers
  7. Fracture
  8. Anvil: The Story of Anvil
  9. Did You Hear About the Morgans
  10. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  11. Road, The
  12. Cloverfield
  13. Mugabe and the White African
  14. Another 48 Hours
  15. Sherlock Holmes
  16. I Was Born, But...
  17. Savage Eye, The
  18. Departures
  19. All About Steve
  20. 44 Inch Chest
  21. Mid-August Lunch
  22. Last House on the Left (1972)
  23. Aileen: Selling of a Serial Killer
  24. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
  25. Up in the Air
  26. Un Prophete (A Prophet)
  27. Rabid
  28. Glorious 39
  29. Ping Pong
  30. Ninja Assassin
  31. Brothers
  32. Late Spring
  33. Book of Eli, The
  34. Bone Collector, The
  35. Early Summer
  36. Edge of Darkness, The
  37. Late Autumn
  38. Visible Secret
  39. Criminals
  40. Firm, The
  41. Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice, The
  42. Precious
  43. Early Spring
  44. Treeless Mountain
  45. Food Inc.
  46. Dogging: A Love Story
  47. Tony   
  48. Single Man, A
  49. Fish Tank
  50. Suspiria
  51. An Education
  52. Princess and the Frog, The
  53. Rookies
  54. Savage  
  55. Congregation of Ghosts, A
  56. Con Artist
  57. American: The Bill Hicks Story
  58. Adventureland
  59. Your Fathers Murderer: A Letter to Zachary
  60. Still Walking
  61. Crazies, The
  62. Witch Who Came From the Sea, The
  63. Sandman, The
  64. Hausu
  65. Equinox Flower
  66. Crazy Heart
  67. Mum and Dad
  68. FIT
  69. Non-Ko
  70. Asyle
  71. Dead Snow
  72. Frozen River
  73. Father of my Children, The
  74. Shutter Island
  75. Grey Gardens (2009)
  76. Cove, The
  77. No Distance Left To Run
  78. Headless Women, The
  79. Scouting Book For Boys, The
  80. Samson and Delilah
  81. Kick-Ass
  82. Transporter 3
  83. Gerry
  84. I Love You Phillip Morris
  85. Drugstore Cowboy
  86. Paranoid Park
  87. My Own Private Idaho
  88. Lourdes
  89. No One Knows About Persian Cats
  90. Blind Side, The
  91. No Greater Love
  92. Don’t Worry About Me
  93. Role Models
  94. Humpday
  95. Cemetery Junction
  96. Sons of Cuba
  97. Psycho
  98. Blacks, The
  99. Lions Den
  100. Repo Men
  101. American Movie
  102. Dogtooth
  103. Office Space
  104. She, A Chinese
  105. Idiocracy
  106. Erasing David
  107. High Lane
  108. Merantau
  109. End, The
  110. Day of Violence, A
  111. City of the Living Dead
  112. Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle
  113. Combat Shock
  114. Reel Zombies
  115. Neighbor
  116. Disappearance of Alice Creed, The
  117. Nightmare on Elm Street, A
  118. Date Night
  119. Double-Take
  120. Consequences of Love, The
  121. Four Lions
  122. Run Lola Run
  123. Vincere
  124. Eyes Wide Open
  125. City of Life and Death
  126. Vagabond
  127. Black Narcissus
  128. Killer Inside Me, The 
  129. Death of a President
  130. Bad Lieutenant
  131. Greenberg
  132. Two Eyes Staring 
  133. Last Rites of Ransom Pride, The
  134. Toy Story 3
  135. Chase The Slut
  136. Crab, The
  137. Superhero Me
  138. Runaways, The
  139. Barry Munday
  140. brilliantlove
  141. HIGH School
  142. Small Act, A
  143. Good Heart, The
  144. Kid, The
  145. Man Next Door, The
  146. Mark
  147. Secrets in Their Eyes, The
  148. Postales
  149. Shorts: Growing Pains
  150. Soul Boy
  151. Soulboy
  152. Get Low
  153. Third Star
  154. La Pantera Negra (The Black Panther)
  155. Hard Way, The
  156. Rashomon
  157. Telstar
  158. Heartbreakers
  159. Spoorloos (The Vanishing)
  160. Blue Beard
  161. Inception
  162. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The
  163. Splice
  164. Gainsbourg
  165. Sleeping Dogs
  166. Green Zone
  167. Please Give
  168. There Will Be Blood
  169. Nine Queens
  170. Bronco Bullfrog
  171. Refuge, The
  172. Illusionist, The
  173. This Is England ’86 (episode one)
  174. Swimming With Sharks
  175. Salt
  176. Dinner For Schmucks
  177. Last Exorcism, The
  178. Cyrus
  179. Human Centipede, The
  180. Winters Bone
  181. Alamar
  182. Hole, The (3-D)
  183. Devil
  184. Buried
  185. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  186. Rapt
  187. Cropsey
  188. Crying With Laughter
  189. Unloved, The
  190. Get Him To The Greek
  191. Cabinet of Dr Caligari, The
  192. Paranormal Activity 2
  193. Collector, The
  194. Exam
  195. Easy A
  196. Black Death
  197. Cherry Tree Lane
  198. Witchfinder General, The
  199. Let Me In
  200. Donkeys
  201. Out of the Ashes
  202. Hunter, The
  203. L’Enfant (Child, The)
  204. Skyline
  205. Jackass 3-D
  206. Little Nicholas
  207. We Are What We Are
  208. Chaser, The
  209. Social Network, The
  210. American, The
  211. Megamind
  212. Of Gods And Men
  213. Somewhere
  214. Monsters   
  215. Orphan, The
  216. Catfish