A lot of them are movies that are also on top lists, such as the ties for #10 Precious and Up in the Air. But of course there are the Hollywood schlockers like All About Steve, Old Dogs and, at #1, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
I’m happy to say that I saw very few movies this year I absolutely despised. The Limits of Control probably most tested the limits of my patience, but at least I got a nice film school-type essay out of it.
I guess I’m getting better at sniffing out the schlocky ones. I hope I never become a person who refuses to see a movie he thinks he won’t like, however, because every once and a while one of those movies can really surprise me in a good way.