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Ten best movies of 2010

If you haven't yet seen any or all of my top 10, I envy what awaits you. These are Monitor Film Critic Peter Rainer's favorite films of the year.

9. Vincere

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Filippo Timi as Benito Mussolini Giovanna Mezzogiorno as Ida Dalser in Vincere directed by Marco Bellocchio.

Marco Bellocchio's fervid drama about the rise of Mussolini and the hushed-up story of the wife and child he abandoned is in many ways the most jolting experience I had in the movies all year. It's about the tragedy of totalitarianism and its impact on the human soul. As the discarded wife, Giovanna Mezzogiorno gives a performance of Anna Magnani-like intensity.

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