10 Best Posters of 2010

What makes a good poster? An iconic image. A powerful tagline. An eye-popping design. I could go on and on. But the most important thing is that a good poster should instantly catch our attention. It should incite not just a passing glance, but a second look. It should give us an idea of what the film is about, without overloading us with facts.

For the third year in a row, I decided to make a countdown of the best movie posters of the year. It was a daunting task to trim it down to ten, but I’m proud to have done it. You may go to this link to check the 43 posters that missed the top 10 by a hairline.

And now, on to my list…

10. Music from the Big House

9. A Horrible Way to Die

8. Enter the Void

7. I'm Still Here

6. The Last Exorcism

5. The Social Network

4. Black Swan

3. I Am Love

2. Rabbit Hole

And the number one poster is...

I kid. OK, that was a bad joke. Bieber fans, don't barrage me with hate tweets. And the real numero uno is none other than...

1. Buried

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Top Pinoy critics name the best films of 2010

Respected Filipino movie critics Oggs Cruz, Noel Vera, Phil Dy, and Dodo Dayao share their personal picks for 2010. And let’s add soon-to-be-respected-critic Sani Ajero. Click on their names for their lists.

IMPAwards.com reveals the best movie posters of the year

The 2010 Internet Movie Poster Awards is officially on. IMPAwards.com gives us a rundown of their nominees for categories such as Best Movie Poster, Creepiest Poster, Best Funny Tag Line, Best Motion Poster, etc. Click here for the full list of nominees.

Rotten Tomatoes presents the Golden Tomato Awards 2010

Two animated films are hailed as the best reviewed films in the Wide Release category, while three documentaries topped the Limited Release category. Find out how your favorite films fared. Click here.

Download the screenplay of The Social Network

The screenplay of the year is now available online. Relive Aaron Sorkin’s rapid-fire dialogue and unbeatable wit. Click here to download.

W Magazine captures beautiful portraits of Oscar contenders

To name a few: Annette Bening and Julianne Moore of The Kids Are All Right, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis of Black Swan, Elle and Dakota Fanning of Somewhere and The Runaways respectively, Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield of The Social Network, and Nicole Kidman of Rabbit Hole. Click here for the gallery.

W Magazine gives us a first look at Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander

This is for David Fincher’s remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Rooney Mara’s before and after pictures are below. For the entire set, click here.

Best Film Performances of 2010 (Pinoy): Long List


Bea Garcia

Che Ramos

Xyriel Manabat
Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na 'To

Meryll Soriano

Lovi Poe

LJ Reyes
The Leaving

Kalila Aguilos


Irma Adlawan
Vox Populi

Fe GingGing Hyde

Bea Alonzo
Sa'yo Lamang

Angelica Panganiban
Here Comes the Bride

Jodi Sta. Maria
Third World Happy

Eden Villarba
Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria


Tirso Cruz III

Marvin Agustin

Sid Lucero

Dwight Gaston
The Arrival

Marc Abaya

John Lloyd Cruz
Miss You Like Crazy

Coco Martin

Baron Geisler

Ronnie Lazaro

Pen Medina
Layang Bilanggo

JM De Guzman

I'm in the process of trimming down this list. I'll post my final picks on a separate blog post soon. What are your favorites? Sound off on the comments section.

UPDATE: Here are my top picks for best actor and actress, along with my top 15 films of the year. Click here.

Best Posters of 2010: Honorable Mentions

The sad thing about making lists is that I can't include everything. I have to give up some of my favorites. Naming the 10 Best Posters of 2010 doesn't seem to be enough, so let me also share with you the 43 movie posters that almost made the cut.

My list of the 10 Best Posters of 2010 is coming up soon.


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