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Really the Muppet Movie #2????????? You would put that above thoughtful, interesting movies like "Sara's Key"...the best movie so far this year....or "The Help", "The Guard", "Money Ball" or"Margin Call"...all of which were better than half the movies on your list. OK...I realize it's a personal choice...but really The Muppets? I would also like to find out what critics thought was "remarkably mature" about "YoungAdult". Charlize Theron basically walked thru this role, the script was disappointing...and watching an alcohlic go further downhill is NOT "remarkablly mature" but rather a sad scene to watch. The only reason to see that movie was supporting actor Patton Oswalt...who played a sympathic, compelling character. I did not disagree with some of your choices like "The Artist", "Beginners" "Tinker, Tailor" or "Midnight in Paris"....although all good movies not all would make MY top 10. And I have yet to see Shame..but it's on the list. Just another viewpoint....radioted
A top ten list is a personal thing. Never a definitive one. My list reflects only my taste in film and which movies hit me the hardest. "The Muppets" hit me harder than everything below it. I felt it was more effective in telling its story, producing emotions, and engaging me, the viewer, than the films below it. You call other films "Thoughtful" and "interesting," but I have seen the movies you mentioned, and I firmly believe "The Muppets" was more thoughtful and more interesting than those movies. If you are further confused about this choice, please read my statement about "The Muppets" in this article or read my original review. I believe I explain myself rather clearly in that regard. I enjoyed "Moneyball," "The Help," "The Guard," etc., but they did not have the same impact on me as these ten movies. "The Guard" had structural issues, "The Help" is, I believe, a mediocre story bolstered by some very strong performances, and "Moneyball," while a fantastic movie, is not, to my mind, quite as strong as these films. You can find my reviews on this side for further clarification. Again, it is a matter of preference.And finally, on "Young Adult," two points: 1) if you would like to know why critics felt it was mature, you can read my review, or you can read other reviews. I explain myself quite clearly. 2) movies are subjective, like all art, and just because it would not be one of your top ten films doesn't mean it's not one of mine. As I said, these lists are not definitive. They reflect my tastes, standards, and viewpoint on cinema. "Young Adult" spoke to me. It's as simple as that. It may not have spoken to you because you and I are different people, with different experiences, and we therefore would approach this movie from different angles. There's no such thing as a definitive opinion on a subjective art form, not can there be a definitive list of art, nor even an objectively accurate one, because every film speaks differently depending on the viewer.