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An amazing year for film that saw the likes of The Master, Beasts of the Southern Wild, End of Watch, Flight and The Dark Knight Rises just missing the cut.
The best super hero movie of the year in my opinion. Great performances by the 3 leads and an amazing final battle.
The first and second halves of this film felt like two different movies but both were great in their different ways. This was the highlight in a career year for Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
8. Django Unchained
Controversial but nonetheless one of the most entertaining films I saw all year. Tarantino's dialogue is always a joy to listen to and Dicaprio was the highlight of this movie to me. A lot of actors have their ups and downs but its been at least 10 years since I disliked a Dicaprio film.
7. Les Miserables
One of the few musicals I can actually listen to again and again. Great songs, amazing set designs and Anne Hathaway caused a lot of tears to be shed.
Daniel Day-Lewis. Nothing more needs to be said
5. The Grey
Liam Neeson doing what he does best. Not the movie a lot of people thought it was going to be but I found this to be one of the strongest and most powerful films of the year. Its sad this movie is not getting the attention it should. Very underrated direction and score as well.
The best Bond in years. Sam Mendes gets the franchise back on track in this exciting and at times very thoughtful Bond movie. Gorgeous cinematography and Javier Bardem doing what Javier Bardem does best.
3. Silver Linings Playbook
The perfect balance of comedy and drama put SLP into my top 3. The best I've ever seen Bradly Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. I hope Robert De Niro takes more supporting roles like this in the future and gets his career back on track. Some father and son stuff in here that had me reaching for the tissues.
Ben Affleck goes 3 for 3 as a director with this tense thriller. Great work by Alan Arkin and John Goodman. Bryan Cranston yelling at people is always a fun to watch. One of the best and most exciting ends to film all year.
1. Zero Dark Thirty
What an awesome thrill ride this was. Obviously they couldn't include the full 10 years of work hunting Bin Ladin into a 2 1/2 hr film but this was still the most well executed, exciting, and tense film I was all year. Jessica Chastain carries this from start to finish as she continues to become one of my new favorite actresses. Great supporting work from Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler and Mark Strong. I was on the edge of my seat during the pitch black, night vision goggles lit raid scene at the end.