1. Zero Dark Thirty — Never mind the controversy. A stirring action thriller that breaks gender boundaries.
2. Bernie — Made me love Jack Black all over again.
3. Magic Mike — Half-naked men, artistically served.
4. The Silver Linings Playbook — Been waiting for David O. Russell to make another Flirting With Disaster. This came darn close.
5. The Sessions — I knew I would cry, but didn’t expect I would laugh so much.
6. Argo — Enjoyably gripping, not easy to do.
7. Moonrise Kingdom — Every film could benefit from Bill Murray swilling wine in preppy pants.
8. Anna Karenina — The scene with the alphabet blocks — like 19th-century sexting.
9. Skyfall — Made me love Bond all over again.
10. The Hunger Games — This is where I will go on record to say I liked this better than The Dark Knight Rises.