Here is Jeff Wells’ list – we plan to talk about our top ten on today’s podcast, as Kris Tapley and Anne Thompson did last week on their Oscar Talk podcast.  Jeff has already let the cat out of the bag, though, but that’s okay – sometimes it helps to write them down and get feedback. I’m currently working on mine too.  I still have to see Young Adult, however.  And this is becoming a major problem for me as there are two strong female strains in that film – writer Diablo Cody and actress Charlize Theron. So I need to fix that asap.  But I’ve been hit with two cold bugs (I sound like Nikki Finke!) one after the other and it’s ravaged my schedule in all ways.  Either which way, here is Jeff’s list:

HE’s 10 Best of 2011 (in this order): Moneyball, A Separation, The Descendants, Miss Bala, Drive, Contagion, Win Win, Tyrannosaur, The Tree of Life, In the Land of Blood and Honey. (10)

Still Not Allowed to Say AnythingExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2)

Special “I Don’t Know Where They Precisely Belong But I Like ‘Em More Than Some Of The Others” Distinction (i.e., Close With Unlit Cigar): Attack The Block, Beginners, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, X-Men First Class, Captain America, Hugo, 50/50, Young Adult, The Artist, Hanna, The Guard, Bridesmaids, Buck, Page One: Inside The NY Times, Rampart. (14)

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