9. "A Single Man"
Director: Tom Ford; Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult
Watching a man wrestle with grief over the loss of a lover may not sound like an enjoyable film experience, and there’s no denying that “A Single Man” is heavy stuff. But fashion designer-turned-filmmaker Ford has crafted one of the year’s loveliest films, as immaculate as it is moving. Firth is a revelation in the central role, putting a compelling face on this look at loneliness and sorrow.