5. A Serious Man
4. The Silence of the Lambs
I do not like horror movies, but this movie and Hopkins performance are as good as advertised.
3. Sucker Punch
This may be the most misunderstood film in a long long time. Not only does it not suck, like it's critics claimed, but it's a phenomenal film and brilliantly told if you'll take the time to dig your teeth into it after you're done watching it. See my review and defense of the film here.
2. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
This fall I showed my wife a few of Steve Martin's films to expose her to the best of American comedy. I had only seen bits and pieces before. After watching it the whole way through, I think I have to say that it's my all-time favorite comedy.
1. Black Swan
Black Swan is probably in my all time top ten. It's been years since I've seen a film that caused me to well up with pure delight (it's similar to how I felt about Godfather II when I saw that for the first time a few years ago). The story telling is exquisitely beautiful and Natalie Portman deserved her Oscar.
Now for the top 5 movies that came out this year that I haven't seen yet and hope to see next year.
5. Pearl Jam Twenty
4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Gary Oldman is an excellent actor and I love spy movies. Unfortunately I can't find a movie theater nearby showing it so I guess I'll be watching on Netflix.
3. Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol
My favorite genre of movie is PG-13 action movies. Hopefully I'll catch this before it's out of the theaters.
Baseball is my favorite sport and I think that Billy Beane's insight was real. I think it should be interesting.
1. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I love the Swedish original. I love Daniel Craig. I love Rooney Mara. I'll be at the theater next weekend.