By Laura Rooney laura@moviecitynews.com

Critics Top Ten List 2010: David Germain

David Germain
Associated Press

1. Winter’s Bone
2. Four Lions
3. Barney’s Version
4. The King’s Speech
5. Never Let Me Go
6. Inception
7. Another Year
8. True Grit
9. 127 Hours
10. The Social Network

One Response to “Critics Top Ten List 2010: David Germain”

  1. bert klein says:

    Hi Laura,
    We just released a feature documentary that is being distributed on dvd by Indiepixfilms on the life of David Klein-the forgotten founder of Jelly Belly jelly beans…Its an amazing true story that has to be seen to be believed…It is the Social Network with candy…we were just written up in USA Today…we’d love for you to review the film…This film really is truly inspirational for anyone who has had major ups and downs in life. It is directed by Costa Botes(Forgotten Silver).
    http://content.usatoday.com/ communities/popcandy/post/ 2011/02/candyman-spills-the- beans-on-an-inventors-life/1
    Candyman the David Klein Story is directed by Costa Botes(Forgotten Silver) and exec produced by Eddie Schmidt(This film is not yet rated)

    website and trailer is at http://www.candymanfilm.com

    Bert Klein

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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

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~ Hideo Kojima