Sunday, December 11, 2011

Top Ten Films of 2011

No one asked for my top ten, but if the internet is for anything it's giving unsoliclated opinions. Right?

In no particular order:

1. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)

Seeing this right after The Ides of March only emphasized what a real movie was. 

2. TIE! The Muppets (James Bobin) and Bridesmaids (Paul Feig)

It's not that these are similar but my brain lumps them together for equal amounts of genuine laughs.

3. Kill List (Ben Wheatley)

"Like, actually, what was that?" Exactly. 

4. Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols)

Michael Shannon, Michael Shannon, Michael Shannon.

5. Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 (Göran Hugo Olsson)

This isn't just a good doc, it's straight up a good film.

6. Faust (Alexander Sokurov)

Pure imagination. And funny penises.

7. Attack the Block (Joe Cornish)


Literally, bruv. Bonus: Basement Jaxx.

8. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog)

Because this is what happens when you let Herzog indulge his curiosity to the extreme. Bonus: the alligator ending.

9. Attenberg (Athina Rachel Tsangari)

Because it is perfect.

10. Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt)

"Yeah, but nothing happens." Exactly.


Honourable mentions: Monsieur Lazhar, Beauty Day, Rivers and My Father, Hugo, Super 8, At the Edge of Russia