After plenty of foreplay, it's time to actually rattle off my picks for the ten very "best" films of the year. As always, these are not the objective "best" films of the year, but merely my out-and-out favorites of the last twelve months.
A stellar year for filmmaking is behind us, and the best movies are worth seeing whether you screen them in a theater, on DVD or on VOD. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the exceptional work of black actors, directors and other talented artists.
I wrote earlier this year that despite the predictions of the demise of movie theaters from market analysts, it looked like that the movies were set for one of their biggest years ever at the box office and the second-half hasn't let moviegoers or the movie industry down.