Our Critics' Choice list . . . consists of the 10 films that our panel believes were the most excellent films of 2005, whether they carried a "redeeming" message or not—though four of our top 10 choices also appeared on our Most Redeeming list. But all of the movies here are films of excellence, and many are up for various honors at the upcoming Academy Awards.
Our list resembles some top 10 lists you've seen in the mainstream, but we've got a few off-the-beaten-path picks as well. We also let each of our panelists choose "One That Got Away"—a single film they wish had made our Top Ten list. Think of those extra films as sort of our "honorable mentions."
Make sure you check out that “One That Got Away” list at the bottom of the post. Ack. My NetFlix queue may never recover.