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A year at the movies

News-Sentinel film critic Jason Wallis names his picks for top films of 2011

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Posted: Friday, January 6, 2012 10:07 am | Updated: 10:52 am, Fri Jan 6, 2012.

I could go on a rambling, ill-tempered rant about the shocking lack of worthwhile films released in 2011. I could easily wallow in righteous indignation, and throw up my hands in disgust and defeat as I impotently curse Hollywood’s artistic bankruptcy and offer my own theories as to why last year saw the worst theater attendance numbers in 16 years. And I’d be right to do it. But this time of year, I prefer to ignore the crazed, rampaging elephant in the room and instead celebrate the few diamonds in the rough that kept me from completely losing my mind over the course of the past 12 months. So let’s get to it:

1. “Drive”

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1 comment:

  • Stephen Wiebe posted at 10:29 am on Sat, Jan 21, 2012.

    Stephen Wiebe Posts: 17

    Nice list. I definitely agree that Drive and Melancholia should be in the top 3. Source Code I liked, but I don't think it would make my top 3. I think I would rank Tree of Life a tad higher than 9, but it's such a hard film to compare against others. Other than that, I think I might put Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy somewhere in my top 10 as well.

    There's a bunch of movies I want to see that I haven't gotten around to seeing yet though: Shame, The Artist, A Separation, Take Shelter, 13 Assassins, and We Need to Talk About Kevin among others.

     
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