Before we go over my top ten films of the year, let's take a little detour and look at five films that maybe weren't so great, but are worth watching for various reasons.
Eli Roth's first foray into making films for children actually shows a sign of promise.
Gary Ross' crack at the Ocean's franchise doesn't quite measure up to Steven Soderbergh's trilogy, but it's a blast to watch regardless. Chuck Winters breaks it down.
Restrained, where Joe Wright is at his best. (✯✯✯✯)
Aware of its own loop and willing to point it out, even if somewhat constricted. (✯✯✯½)
Awfully misguided without distinction and horribly overlong. (✯✯)
Tiptoes around importance and relevance for convention. (✯✯½)
Unafraid, beautiful, profound - amongst all the best. (✯✯✯✯✯)
Miyazaki lets cutesiness overwhelm him. (✯✯✯½)