FILM OF THE YEAR: Hugo
In Brief: Magical children’s fantasy film by a director who has never been anything less than brilliant. A top notch cast, a heart-warming message and the best use of 3D yet makes for one of the best children’s films for an age.
In Brief: Powerful, well made documentary that gives you a glimpse into the world of motorsport at the highest end and the celebration and tragedy that goes alongside with it.
3. True Grit
In Brief: Or how you remake a classic and pretty much make it better that the original in every way.
4. Girl With A Dragon Tattoo
In Brief: Blockbuster remake of the year. Fincher doesn’t do bad films often and GWADT is no exception. A brilliant, brilliant film that has been criminally overlooked for the kudos it deserves.
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
In Brief: Best MI film yet (well maybe tied with MI3), Cruise delivers a top notch performance wowing with his own stunt work in a well made, expertly directed action film.
Bubbling under: Captain America; Tucker & Dale Vs Evil; Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Super 8, The Inbetweeners Movie, Contagion, Xmen First Class, Drive