Just like with Oscar ballots I'm weighting these with #1 as my top choice and so on down the list.
1. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Maria Djurkovic
Working wonders with the mundane. Great color palette of browns, grays and steel blues. Underlines the drabness of this world without being boring itself. That orange soundproof room was the most meorable set of the year .
2. Hugo - Dante Ferretti
More than any other element, Hugo is its art direction. Ferretti's work is an embarrassment of riches, from the toy shop to the inner world of the train station, and most of all to the recreation of Melies's dream factory. Ranked second to Tinker only because I'm a sucker for subtlety.
3. A Dangerous Method - James McAteer
Method would earn a spot on this list based solely on all the great gadgets in the lie detector scene. McAteer's work lent fantastic texture and personality to an otherwise dry story.
4. Submarine - Sarah Pasquali
5. Hanna - Niall Moroney
More great modern work, a few steps removed from reality. Moroney transforms an action movie into a Grimm fairy tale.
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