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Video Verdict: ‘Black Swan,’ ‘Tangled,’ ‘Fair Game,’ ‘Made in Dagenham’

Natalie Portman embraces her dark side in the mind-bending thriller “Black Swan.” Portman was awarded a best actress Academy Award for her work in the film.

This week brings an excellent crop of home video releases, including an outstanding animated film from Disney and an eerie drama that helped Natalie Portman win a best actress Academy Award.

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Top 10 movies of 2010

Recently, I wrote a piece on the top 10 movies of 2010 for the Reno Gazette-Journal, and I thought I would share my list with you. For the full story with comments on each film go to the RGJ Web site.

10. Secretariat

9. The Town

8. The Fighter

7. Kick-Ass

6. I’m Still Here

5. Black Swan

4. Toy Story 3

3. The King’s Speech

2. Inception

1. The Social Network



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Las Vegas critics friend ‘The Social Network’

Jesse Eisenberg, left, and Joseph Mazzello in a scene from "The Social Network." The film was named best of 2010 by the Las Vegas Film Critics Society.

I’ve been a member of the Las Vegas Film Critics Society for years, and I’m pleased to say that we doled out our annual Sierra Awards today. Below is a complete list of the winners. For a story on the awards, visit http://www.rgj.com/article/20101216/ENT01/101216020

Las Vegas Film Critics Society
2010 Sierra Award Winners

Best Picture
“The Social Network”

Best Actor
James Franco, “127 Hours”

Best Actress
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, “The Fighter”

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, “The Fighter”

Best Director
David Fincher, “The Social Network”

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network” 

Best Cinematography
Wally Pfister, “Inception”

Best Film Editing
Lee Smith, “Inception”

Best Costume Design
Colleen Atwood, “Alice in Wonderland”

Best Art Direction
“Black Swan”

Best Visual Effects

Best Documentary
“Waiting for Superman”

Best Foreign Film
“Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (Sweden)

Best Song
“I See the Light” from “Tangled”

Best Score
Trent Reznor, “The Social Network”

Best Family Film
“Toy Story 3”

Best Animated Film
“Toy Story 3”

Youth in Film
Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit”

Best DVD (Packaging, Design, and Content)
“Alien Anthology” (Blu-Ray) Fox Home Entertainment

The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award
Thelma Schoonmaker

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