The picture above is from the Q & A after a rare screening of Sidney Lumet's "Prince of the City" before the 30th anniversary of its release. For me, this was the best movie theater experience of 2011. Alas, they do not make them like this anymore.
I still haven't seen all the movies I have wanted to see, such as "A Separation", "Poetry" and "Rampart". However, as things have worked out for yet another weak year at the movies, these actually are 10 films, as of today, that were a cut above everything else (which amounts to 34 movies total I actually watched this year), which I present to you in a rare non-Press Play post.