Not such a great year at the movies, even worse than last year, though I think I also watched a lot less movies. Luckily there's two excellent ones, the best being In Bruges. It also boasts the year's best direction, cinematography, and script/dialog. The other excellent movie is Redbelt.
My favorite performance is that of Tom Towles playing Otis in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Runner-up is the hypnotized lady in Now You See Me, followed by Michael Parks in Django Unchained. The best male performance is by Chiwetel Ejiofor as an instructor in Redbelt, while the best female performance is by Charlotte Rampling in Cleanskin.
The most important movie is The Thaw due to its well-delivered story, which is related to the consequences of global warming. Runner-up is Seven Psychopaths due to its stance on homophobia and interracial relationships. There is a tie for the most bizarre movie: Cloud Atlas and MirrorMask.
The most innovative movie is the satirical Goodbye Uncle Tom: it's shot like a documentary in which the makers travel to a particularly horrid moment in United States history, yet treating it with humor... very daring.