I couldn’t think of any clever or interesting takes on the end of the year list, so I’m going to stick with the old standby: the top ten (or so). These aren’t necessarily intended to be the best movies of the year in an objective sense. That’s a tough case to make for many of these. Regardless, here are my favorites of the year.
Making my list for this year has been a tricky experience. 2012 has been full of movies that I really, really like, but there was nothing that just blew my hair back and left me a used up, broken, shell of a man, slumped in my theater seat until after the credits because I didn’t have the energy left to stand. So here we go, in no particular order. Be warned, there are more Channing Tatum movies than you might expect.