Rush is one of the best movies of the year, comprising of so many elements (the cinematography, the editing, the screenplay, the music, the mise-en-scene, and, of course, the extraordinary lead performances by Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl) making up the tapestry of this masterpiece. The collaborative nature of cinema is proven many times over by the efforts of those involved making the best film possible. Rush delivers drama and action in equal doses, and is about as good a mainstream film that audiences are likely to see this year.
The Thin White Dude's Prognosis - 9.2/10
Runner-Up: Filth - A beautifully seamless pop-art tableau, Filth is one of the ballsiest films of the year and boasts an immersive lead in James McAvoy.
Honourable Mention: Prisoners - Doom-laden, gothic and pitch black, Prisoners is a complex mood piece dissecting the potential of evil in the everyday lives of real people.
Second-Most Deadly Disease: Sanitarium - There are merits ('Down To The Last Man' is a memorable short), but unfortunately this anthology horror has more bad than good.
Avoid Like The Plague: Devils Of War - At moments outrageously bad, Devils Of War fails as a movie in pretty much all regard.