Since 2008, I have posted the rankings of my favorite films of the year on the last day of the year. At first, it was just a Top Ten, but since 2009, I have compiled a Top 25. Why? Because I usually love more movies than I dislike; I have no real genre bias, nor do I differentiate between love for a wacky comedy, an Oscar contender, or Speed Racer. It's about what carries me off, lifts me off my seat and into the world of the film itself, forgetting for those two hours (or, increasingly, two and a half hours) that I am Walter Hollmann, blogger/movie theater employee. It's about what films remind me of why my best friend and I call ourselves Cinemaniacs.
Last year, I saw 82 films, and the result was a Top Ten that looked like this:
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
3. Super 8
4. Midnight in Paris
5. Young Adult
7. The Ides of March
8. We Need to Talk About Kevin
This year, I have seen a whopping 103 films, my best ever!
(more after the jump)