TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2016

1. La La Land

2. Manchester By the Sea

3. Moonlight

4. Lion

5. The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

6. Hell or High Water

7. City of Gold

8. Loving

9. The Witch

10. Embrace of the Serpent

Honorable mention (in alphabetical order): A Bigger Splash; Captain Fantastic; The Edge of Seventeen; Elle; Florence Foster Jenkins; Hidden Figures; I Am Not Your Negro; Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words; Julieta; Other People; Paterson; 13th; 20th Century Women; Weiner


TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2015

1. Spotlight

2. Timbuktu

3. Brooklyn

4. Carol

5. Amy

6. Love & Mercy

7. The Jinx

8. 45 Years

9. Hitchcock/Truffaut

10. Iris

Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order): The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, The Danish Girl, The End of the Tour, Ex Machina, Far From the Madding Crowd, Grandma, Inside Out, Listen to Me Marlon, The Lady in the Van, 99 Homes, The Revenant, The Salt of the Earth, Trainwreck, Wild Tales.


TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2014

1.  Ida

2. Boyhood

3. Keep on Keepin’ On

4. Mr. Turner

5. The Imitation Game

6. Finding Vivian Maier

7. Wild

8. Foxcatcher

9. Love Is Strange

10. TIE: The Immigrant and Nightcrawler

Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order): Alive Inside; Citizenfour; For No Good Reason; The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden; Jodorowsky’s Dune; Life Itself; Locke; Only Lovers Left Alive; Still Alice; Stranger by the Lake; The Theory of Everything; Two Days, One Night; Under the Skin.


TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2013

1. 12 Years a Slave

2. Stories We Tell

3. Philomena

4. 20 Feet From Stardom

5. Nebraska

6. Her

7. The Grandmaster

8. Dallas Buyers Club

9. Blackfish

10. Mud

Honorable mention (alphabetical order): After Tiller, Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clerc, All Is Lost, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Cutie and the Boxer, Enough Said, 56 Up, Frances Ha, The Hunt, Saving Mr. Banks, The Way Way Back, What Maisie Knew, The Wolf of Wall Street.


TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2012

1. Lincoln

2. Amour

3. Searching for Sugar Man

4. Oslo, August 31st

5. Zero Dark Thirty

6. The Deep Blue Sea

7. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

8. The Master

9. Bernie

10. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Honorable mention (alphabetical order): Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Beloved (France), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Bully, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, The Imposter, The Invisible War, The Island President, The Master, Neil Young Journeys, Quartet, Rust and Bone, The Sessions, Skyfall, Your Sister’s Sister.


TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2011

1. The Tree of Life

2. A Separation

3. Hugo

4. Jane Eyre

5. Midnight in Paris

6. The Descendants 

7. We Were Here

8. The Skin I Live In

9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

10. Moneyball

Honorable mention (alphabetical order): Beginners, A Better Life, Bill Cunningham New York, Bridesmaids, Buck, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Coriolanus, Margaret, Melancholia, My Week with Marilyn, Pina, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.


TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2010

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1. The Social Network

2. The King’s Speech

3. Another Year

4. Marwencol

5. Winter’s Bone

6. Temple Grandin

7. The Kids Are All Right

8. I Am Love

9. Black Swan

10. Blue Valentine

Honorable mention (alphabetical order): 127 Hours, Cairo Time, Greenberg, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, Please Give, Tiny Furniture, The Town, Toy Story 3, True Grit, White Material