The Last King of Scotland might be the best movie I've seen this year. I keep thinking about this picture, with a gale-force Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin, alongside utterly convicing, multidimensional James McAvoy, and can't find anything wrong with it. Add in the challenge of essentially being the first picture to film in Uganda in forever, with no filmmaking infrastructure to rely on, and it's just an incredibly impressive piece of work.
The film takes me back to The Year of Living Dangerously, one of my all-time favorites. I'll take Dangerously over Last King, but that was then, and this is now. Though there are many more movies for me to see this Oscar season, right now Last King and United 93 are vying for the top of my list, with Little Miss Sunshine third.