So it's time to close the books on 2010 and, like Johnny
Hallyday in this still from Johnnie To's "Vengeance" (number 9 in A.S. Hamrah's
Ten Best list), and raise a toast to "Another Year" (Number 1 in A.S. Hamrah's
Ten Best list). Brett Michel also offers
his thoughts and judgments on the past year in film.
Maybe I'm getting a little soft, but I can't remember
getting the heebie-jeebies as often at the movies as in this past year.
Whatever the reason, I figure it's time to honor some of those screen moments
that are truly excruciating. And to do so, as my colleague Brett Michel
suggested, what better icon than the sliced eyeball in Luis Buñuel and Salvador
Dali's "Un Chien Andalou?"