Here "The Artist" impressively scores number one on three more lists. I
feel so bad that's it's not my favorite movie. More divisive are "J.
Edgar," "War Horse," and "Melancholia, which have been showing up on
both best and worst lists. Sometimes from the same critic.
1. "The Artist"
This has been a great year for performances on screen,
especially from animals. Which makes the winner of the annual "Where's Whitey?"
Award for Best Animal Actor especially challenging and rewarding.
For those unfamiliar with this prize the name comes from Korean
director Kim Tae-kyun's "Crossing," which I saw a while back at the Palm
Springs Film Festival.