1. City of God (Miramax Films, 2002)
24-year-old Carey Mulligan as 16-year-old Jenny, the lead in An Education, is one of the best performances of the year.
1. Up in the Air (Paramount Pictures)
Why I am ever surprised at how good Steven Soderbergh’s films are is beyond me.
Sandra Bullock gives perhaps her best performance ever.
The White Ribbon is a searing motion picture that ranks among the director Michael Haneke’s best work.