10) Tabu, Miguel Gomes.
I did not get to see this until after I sent in several poll responses (OK, two), and was sad for that reason that it turned out to be exactly as miraculous as many people I trusted had said it was. The Murnau link is not even a sixth of it, honest. The narrative convolutions are as purposeful as they are expert, the imagery is never not gorgeous, and this is about as perfectly modulated in terms of humor, sadness, and genuine irony as movies ever get. (In a discussion for another time, and soon, I was bitterly disappointed with Tarantino's Django Unchained, and came out of Tabu saying "Now THIS is how you pull off a meta-movie!" And again, that's not even a fifth of it.) Seriously, see this.
8) Looper, Rian Johnson, reviewed here.
7) Lincoln, Steven Spielberg, reviewed here. Spoiler alert: the dance-contest movie is not in my top five.
6) Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg, reviewed here. Tomorrow, if you're good, I'll put up a brief interview I did with the maestro the other day.