Monday, November 1, 2010


By D.E.Levine

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) has released a list of outstanding films and which it calls "The Contenders".

Noting that these films resonate beyond the traditional theatrical appearance but frequently have difficulty getting distribution for commercial release and/or appearance at film festivals, MOMA is running special screenings at the museum.

The full Contender List includes:

I Am Love
Henry of Navarre
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Black Swan
The Social Network
A Film Unfinished
Never Let Me Go
Waste Land
The Kids Are All Right
Winter's Bone
Last Train Home
World on a Wire
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The King's Speech
The Red Chapel
The Ghost Writer

All of these films are well worth screening and MOMA makes it possible to see them in a comfortable theater setting.

Many of these films were reviewed over the past few months on the pages of Cinefilms, as I attended press screenings and some may well walk away with multiple awards this year.

Over the next few weeks I hope to review the remainder of the films so that readers can have an idea regarding whether they want to see these films or not.

All of these films are in release now, although some may appear only in smaller art houses, while others are gaining momentum and are being pushed by PR firms and production houses as awards season approaches.