I surprised myself and have stayed away from both No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood. Mainly because every weekend when I try to go over and catch them, I just end up deciding that I need to see something a little more cheerful. Anyway, the coming weekend....one of em...definitely!
So my pick for best English language movie I saw last year is Juno. The story, the acting, the characters, and especially the dialog made this a really great one to watch. I remember just feeling good while leaving the theatre.
But the best movie I saw last year, was without a doubt, Taare Zameen Par. I had to fight to keep the tears away right through the movie, the story really resonated, the kid was brilliant in the movie, and I never thought that the most exhilaration I'd feel at the movies in years would be at a children's art competition.