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2012 Favorites

30 films

By U.S. release date.

High priority blind spots: Bestiaire, Celeste and Jesse Forever, The Central Park Five, Consuming Spirits, Elles,…

  • Halloween II
  • True Grit
  • Valhalla Rising
  • The Social Network
  • The Illusionist

2010 Favorites

30 films

By U.S. release date. The preferred cut of #1 was made available to the public in January 2010.

Blind spots:…

  • Kate Plays Christine
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • Silence
  • Knight of Cups
  • Sunset Song

2016 Favorites

30 films

By U.S. release date.

  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • The Act of Killing
  • Her
  • The World's End
  • The Lords of Salem

2013 Favorites

30 films

High-priority blind spots: 100 Bloody Acres, 11 Flowers, 56 Up, Abuse of Weakness, Behind the Candelabra, Beyond the Hills, Blancanieves,…

  • The Tree of Life
  • Certified Copy
  • Hugo
  • Mysteries of Lisbon
  • A Separation

2011 Essentials

103 films

Eligibility determined by U.S. release dates; rankings are loosely determined by a variety of factors, including end-of-year lists, awards, and…

  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams
  • Coraline
  • Dial M for Murder
  • Dredd
  • Dynasty

Favorite uses of 3D

11 films

Honorable mentions: The Adventures of Tintin, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Life of Pi, The Nightmare Before Christmas, ParaNorman, Resident…

  • Under the Skin
  • Mr. Turner
  • Love Is Strange
  • The Naked Room
  • Only Lovers Left Alive

2014 favorites

30 films

Based on U.S. theatrical release dates; for the sake of sanity, I'm making all the 2015 Oscar-nominated shorts eligible here,…

  • The Iron Giant
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The Straight Story
  • Being John Malkovich

1999 Favorites

20 films

This may be the hardest year of my lifetime to rank, personally speaking.

High-priority blind spots: All About My Mother,…

  • Two Lovers
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • 35 Shots of Rum
  • Tetro
  • A Serious Man

2009 Favorites

30 films

By U.S. release date. Blind spots to come.

  • Silence
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • 20th Century Women
  • Arrival
  • Moonlight

89th Academy Award Nominees

44 films

Blind spots: Captain Fantastic, Loving, Florence Foster Jenkins, My Life as a Zucchini, The Red Turtle, Land of Mine, A…

  • World of Tomorrow
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Carol
  • The Look of Silence
  • Creed
  • Miami Vice
  • The Child
  • Army of Shadows
  • Inland Empire
  • Casino Royale

2006 Favorites

30 films

By U.S. release dates (if applicable).