Frequently, my choices for “best” films and “favorite” films do not line up. Sure, there are definitely movies that appear on each, but often, what I may consider to be the “best” film of the year, is one I may not enjoy or ever want to watch again. Just because I can indetify that a movie is perfectly made, does not mean that it was an enjoyable experience. Two examples of films like theses would be “12 Years a Slave” and this year’s “Room.” I raved about both of these films, and encouraged others to see them, but I likely wont be revisiting them myself for a very long time. For my Top 10 list this year, I’ve decided to focus on my favorite film experiences. Sure, some of them are a bit flawed, and some are still dark, but they all left me with the most fulfilling experiences, relatively speaking. I believe a critic’s choice of “favorite” films gives better insight into their perspective as an audience member.