by Chris MaGee
The end of any year sees "Best Of" lists popping up in newspapers and online like mushrooms and of course Japanese film sites are no different. We already posted our top picks before heading off on our holiday break (read about all our top 2010 picks here), and there are still a lot of folks online having their say about which films they felt rose to the top of the heap in the past 12 months.
One voice that we pay close attention to here at the J-Film Pow-Wow is Japan Times film critic Mark Schilling, and over our break he came forward with his Top Ten Best of 2010 list. What film got rated as #1? According to Schilling it was Sang-il Lee's "Akunin (Villain)", starring Satoshi Tsumabuki (above), which he calls an "incisive, luminous drama". The second and third place slots are taken by Koji Wakamatsu's Edogawa Rampo adaptation "Caterpillar" and Tetsuya Nakashima's dark revenge story "Confessions" respectively.
What rounds out Mark Schilling's list? to find out head to the Japan Times here. See how many of the films you;ve seen and which ones you agree with Schilling on...