Pulling out my old lists from previous years to archive them. This is 2012. Original post as follows:
This was a year of high expectations and polarizing results. Every big movie that people drooled over there seemed to be an equal amount of resentment for each. I, unfortunately, seemed to be on the negative side of most cases. I found this to be a massively disappointing year where many of the biggest blockbusters felt overstuffed and retreads of previous hits, and even the arthouse scene let me down after the mediocre offerings of TIFF this year, the rest of the big thought-pieces felt empty.
Not to say the year was a complete write-off, the following ten movies are great and I feel many of them massively underrated. Though half of these are still weaker works in strong careers and wouldn’t have made my top 10 in many previous years.