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Coulda been contenders: Chronicle, Troll Hunter, Le Quattro Volte, Eames: The Architect and the Painter, Shihad: Beautiful Machine, Arrietty, The Trip, Prometheus, Submarine, The Descendants, Last Train Home, Page One: Inside the New York Times, Sound it Out, Best catalogue: Urgh! A Music War (1981), Lisztomania (1975)
Best of the Rest: Arrietty, Love Like Poison, The Forgiveness of Blood, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, The Sunset Limited, Pina, The Raid, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Nostalgia For the Light, 13 Assassins, Treeless Mountain, Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl, Tokyo Sonata, The Innkeepers, Haywire, Young Adult, Hugo, Cabin in the Woods, Terri, Best TV: The Story of Film, Enlightened, Community, The Trip…
Runner Ups: The Avengers, The Turin Horse, Cabin in the Woods, Another Earth, One Upon a Time in Anatolia, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Shirin, Sound it Out, Jane Eyre, Kill List, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Homeland (TV), Justified (TV), Best catalogue: World on a Wire (1973), Deep End (1970).
Bubbling under:Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, The Forgiveness of Blood, The Sunset Limited, Margaret, Jane Eyre, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Weekend, Take Shelter, Carnage, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Moonrise Kingdom, Nostalgia for the Light, Buck...
The Genteel: Midnight in Paris, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Cherry Blossoms, Chinese Takeaway, Footnote, Letters to Father Jacob, The Well-Digger's Daughter, The Salt of Life, Trishna.
The Grown-Up: A Dangerous Method, Albert Nobbs, Carnage, The Deep Blue Sea, The Eye of the Storm, Cafe de Flore.
The Growing-up: The Art of Getting By, Like Crazy, Jeff Who Lives at Home, Jess + Moss, The Kid with a Bike, Goodbye First Love.
Brit-crime: The Fades, Father and Son, Five Days, The Hour, The Jury, The Shadow Line, Zen.
Scandi-crime: Headhunters, Jackpot, Lulu and the Bank Robber, Last Will, Easy Money, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (US).
Scandi-drama: Melancholia, A Somewhat Gentle Man, King of Devil's Island, Le Havre, A Royal Affair, The Human Resources Manager.
Girl Trouble: The Hunger Games, Snow White and the Huntsman, My Week With Marilyn, Tabloid, We Are the Night.
Man vs. Wild: Contagion, The Grey, The Hunter.
Man vs. Evil: Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, Attack the Block, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Bourne Legacy, The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Sky.
Man vs. Technology: Real Steel, In Time, John Carter.
Good clean fun: Men in Black 3, Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, The Muppets, The Pirates! - Band of Misfits, Red Dog, War Horse, The War of the Buttons, We Bought a Zoo.
Good unclean fun: Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street, 50/50, The Five-Year Engagement, The Dictator, Ted.
Le Fun: The Women on the 6th Floor, Nothing to Declare, Romantics Anonymous.
The Inspirational: Undefeated, Bill Cunningham New York, Buck, Being Elmo, Life In A Day, The Way, Temple Grandin, Declaration of War.
The Educational: Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Into the Abyss, If a Tree Falls, Hell and Back Again, The Tillman Story, The First Grader, The Help.
The Political: Too Big to Fail, The Iron Lady, J. Edgar, Game Change, Client 9, Triangle Wars.
The Militant: The Whistleblower, The Debt, In Darkness, The Round Up.
The Mouth-watering: Jiro Dreams of Sushi, A Matter of Taste, El Bulli - Cooking in Progress.
The Competitive: Bobby Fischer Against the World, TT Closer to the Edge, Fastest, Knuckle, The Tents.
The Ex/Erotic: Shame, House of Pleasures, The Skin I Live In, Sleeping Beauty, Destricted, X.
The Underworldly: Drive, Killer Joe, Rampart, Haywire.
The Well Drawn: The Illusionist, Arthur Christmas, Brave.
The Iconoclastic: Marley, The People vs. George Lucas, Woody Allen - A Documentary.
Lost in Music: Who is Harry Nilsson?, James Rhodes: The Piano Man, Shut Up and Play the Hits, Katy Perry: Part of Me, Paul Kelly: Stories of Me, Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song, In Search of Haydn.
The Homegrown: Good for Nothing, Kiwi Flyer, The Most Fun You Can Have Dying, Rest for the Wicked, Desert, Sam Hunt: Purple Balloon and Other Stories, When a City Falls.
The 'Small Screen': American Horror Story, Awkward, Birdsong, Episodes, Falling Skies, Game of Thrones, Girls, Justified, Luck, Mildred Pierce, Portlandia.