1. Inception (Christopher Nolan) - This movie for me is another masterpiece from Nolan that has the capacity to blow people away. All cast gave a very strong performances. The cinematography is world class and where effects are used, they are absolutely superb. This film will keep you thinking even after leaving the movie theater. The overall plot may seem confusing and complex, but it adds to its uniqueness. One of those film that you have to watch twice or even a dozen times to get that wonderful experience!
2. The Social Network (David Fincher) - This is what you called a genius script! The script from Aaron Sorkin is very rich and witty. The dialog here is too deep and the tempo of the dialog is too fast, it is not very easy to understand but it was overwhelming and amazing. Jesse Eisenberg goes beyond the level of what is usually expected of him. He stole the show! No questions about the director, David Fincher is clearly one of the best director these days. If this movie were a Facebook page, I would click “LIKE”.
3. Kick-Ass (Matthew Vaughn) - Ohh..I loveee every single moment of the film and found most of the humor very funny. This movie is super fun and exciting just like riding a roller-coaster! It is violent, funny, and shocking at the same time but above all it is utterly entertaining! Everything was good; the story, the acting, and the music was just outstanding. From start to finish, it is loaded with enough action and humor. Some scenes may be controversial, but Kick-Ass breaks the mound in superhero movies.
4. Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich) - Such good and fascinating animation and story, making this the best animated film of the year. With a great ending that made me tear a little but it is touching and it makes you think. Toy Story is definitely my favourite animation and to me this was the best of the trilogy. Pixar has done it again! This was a fantastic finish to a wonderful story. Thank you Pixar, simply thank you.
5. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky) - Black Swan offers plenty of drama, plenty of thrilling moments, and plenty of sexiness. The story is more complicated than you think. Aronofsky brought an element of fear that not often explored in modern films; psychological fear. It keeps you guessing until the very end. Natalie Portman finally gets the recognition she deserves, her star has finally reached the top! After watching this movie I realized that: ‘Life is full of pressure’ and ‘Nobody is perfect’ . Yes, it is.
6. The Kids Are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko) - Even though the story is relatively simple, the emotions and the evolutions from the characters impulse it on a realistic way without manipulating our feelings. Bening and Moore both are really great. Their performances are daring and subtle convincingly persuasive in every gesture and expression. The script is also excellently well-crafted. It is not an extraordinary film, but it is a spectacular and visually stunning romantic comedy.
7. Mother and Child (Rodrigo Garcia) - This is a well written and directed film. It is an amazing character study and makes you think about life, love, and relationships. Sad at the beginning, but manages to end on a happy note that feels genuine. Astonishing great performances from all cast, especially Annette Bening. Powerful and emotional drama.
8. Buried (Rodrigo Cortes) - One of the most terrifying, disturbing, and nightmarish thrillers this year. All done with no flashy special effects and editing, no overblown action sequences and music, no pretty faces and bodies in sight. Just a man, a box, and a plenty of thrills. This film is not for everybody, especially a claustrophobia. Buried is original with a genius script from Chris Sparling and so far the best performance from Ryan Reynolds, should I say more?
9. The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski) - It is a suspense thriller with heavy political references. It grasps my attention from the very first scene and never let me go until the end credits are over. The plot is fairly slow and also the suspense build very slowly but very surely and not boring by any means. Far better than most of the political thrillers of recent times. Ewan McGregor is very convincing and really carries the movie, one of his best performance.
10. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Edgar Wright) - I didn’t really like the film when I first watched it. But then, after I read the comics, DANG! Edgar Wright really takes comic-book adaptation to a whole another level! The visual effects and soundtracks were superb! Absolutely a unique experience, everything in this movie happens so fast and one blink is enough to lose information. Nerdiest movie eveeer!