Brad Bird's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" was the last 2011 film I screened, and it was a nice, fun excursion amid the usual Oscar season glut. See it in IMAX if you can, particularly for the Burj Khalifa, which played havoc on my vertigo. There's also a nice addendum in the form of a prologue for "The Dark Knight Rises," which I'll be checking out when I go see the film again closer to the holidays. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the film, so when/if you see it, head on back here and let us know.

Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.