2010 was quite a year for film and we like our movies around these parts, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that the Shelf's "Best of 2010" film list comes in at a ridiculous 2200 words. True, we didn't make contact with extraterrestrials in 2010 (Peter Hyams and Arthur C. Clarke lied!), but we did get a year full of extraordinary films. Here are our few of our favourites.
In the immediate Post-Franco era, Spanish film set out to explore and perhaps heal the trauma of the near-half century of fascist rule. In the 1990s, though, a new crop of filmmakers began to move away from social realism and explore the contemporary Spanish character, in particular through the fantastic genres (horror, sci-fi and fantasy.) […]