I saw about 20 movies in the theater between January 1st and December 31st, and I have to say I think I chose pretty well. With the limited time I have, I don't make it to the theater nearly as much as I did in my moviegoing salad days (My record is 54, set in the glorious movie year of 1994.) and I have to be more discerning. More often than not, though, when I waited till Netflix to see something I missed, it turned out to be the right move.
But only seeing such a low number of films makes it hard for me to do a traditional top ten list. So in choosing the cream of the crop, I fell short by a few titles. There are also a few films I have not yet seen that may have made the list, but if i waited then put them on the list it wouldn't be the Best of What I Saw in 2012 anymore, would it?