Woo I saw it early. Her is one of my very favorite films of the year because it is so rich in story and detail. It's the kind of movie that will have people talking and asking questions, appreciating the movie for making them do so. Her's depiction of our near future is fascinating and almost frighteningly possible. Although it is about a man falling in love with his operating system, the film still manages to speak for love and relationships on very humane, emotionally involving levels. Joaquin Pheonix creates a complex and sensitive character in one of the year's best performances and Scarlett Johansson is surprisingly captivating although only a voice. I think almost every audience member will take away something from this movie and it demands to be seen and I might even see it again.
If Disney cranks one of these out every year we won't have to worry about Pixar. Frozen is consistently entertaining and enjoyable, always making sure the story doesn't run stale. The animation is gorgeous with the great looking wintery landscapes. The songs are nice and the characters are rounded and they develop. It's immensely satisfying and one of the year's finest.
With excellent craft and a surprising amount of humor for a movie that is often so desolate, Nebraska is a consistent success from Alexander Payne. Bruce Dern and June Squibb are deserving of their Oscar hype.