Everyone Else is one of the best and most beautifully-acted films of 2010 (perhaps my favorite so far), and one of the most nauseating films I've ever seen. This minimalist German drama follows a young couple, relatively early in their relationship, on a vacation together. Plot-wise, that pretty much says it all. But this is not a film about its plot; it's about its atmosphere, which is rich and thick and unrelenting. Everyone Else is a painfully disturbing and truthful film, but also, strangely, a romantic one. Some of the most seemingly mundane scenes are somehow filled with a palpable evil. I have rarely seen such mind-blowing tension created and maintained this well. The only other films that come to mind, when I think of this film, are horror films (Eden Lake, Funny Games) which is somewhat strange -- and revealing -- considering that Everyone Else boasts no traditional horror elements. But it made me so physically sick to watch it, as it's so claustrophobic and raw, I swore I could never watch it again. But the next time I crave masochism, I'm sure I will crawl back to this one.