3. The Artist
5. A Separation
6. The Descendents
9. The Interrupters
Schwarzbaum’s 5 worst films, after the cut.
FILM COMMENT’S BEST RELEASED FILMS OF 2011
The Top 10
1. The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick, U.S.
2. Uncle Boonmee, Who Can Recall His Past Lives, directedy by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/U.K./France/Germany
3. Melancholia, directed by Lars von Trier, Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany
4. A Separation, directed by Asghar Farhadi, Iran
5. A Dangerous...
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1. “A Separation”
It is specifically Iranian, but I believe the more specific a film is about human experience, the more universal it is. On the other hand, movies “for everybody” seem to be for nobody in particular… “A Separation” will become one of those enduring masterpieces watched decades from now.
I said on Twitter that their lists are like herding cats — kind of all over the place. You could never really say that you could nail down either of them, taste wise. They seem to like all sorts of different films, obscure and mainstream alike.
I couldn’t see them ranked but on their slideshow I grabbed what I could — in alpha order:
Continually updating its chart as top 10 lists roll in, Metacritic begins to calculate its own year-end rankings with weighted scores.
3 points for each 1st place ranking
2 points for each 2nd place ranking
1 point for being ranked 3rd – 10th, or for being included on an unranked list
Andrew O’Hehir lists his Top 10 Films at Salon.
3. Take Shelter
Sadly, Michael Shannon’s massive, almost demonic performance as a working-class Ohio man possessed by apocalyptic visions will be overlooked by the Oscars, as will writer-director Jeff Nichols’ terrifying Weather Channel-meets-”The Omen” horror movie. But no other American...
1. The Descendants
5. The Artist
7. Margin Call
8. Martha Marcy May Marlene
9. A Separation
10. Young Adult
As I watched Nicolas Winding Refn’s measured, explosive film unfold, I kept thinking that it reminded me of movies from the 1970s, something I said in my review. Something a lot of people said.
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...
THE 10 BEST MOVIES
1. The Help
2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3. The Tree of Life
4. The Artist
5. Attack the Block
6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
7. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
8. The Beaver
Worst after the cut.