Sunday, January 8, 2012

All the Top Ten 2011 Movie Lists I'd Like You to Know

January 8, 2012

As I listen to Filmspotting's year end episode where four brilliant and witty film critics list their respective choices for the ten best films of the year, I can't help but post their lists (and many others as well) on my blog. One very small part of me is hoping that you may see at least one film from among the many movies mentioned in this post, but the more genuinely selfish part of me wants a point of reference to make sure I eventually see all of the 2011 releases that a film lover needs to see.

By the way, I don't plan on seeing all 40 of Ebert's suggestions, especially since there are some that I have heard no one else even mention at all this year.

Michael Phillips- Chicago Tribune
10. Weekend
9. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
8. The Tree of Life
7. A Separation
6. Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
5. The Interrupters
4. The Descendants
3. Certified Copy
2. Moneyball
1. Poetry

Scott Tobias- Onion AV Club
10. The Arbor
9. Margaret
8. Weekend
7. Drive
6. Martha Marcy May Marlene
5. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
4. The Tree of Life
3. A Separation
2. Certified Copy
1. Meek's Cutoff

Josh Larsen- Larsen on Film
10. Martha Marcy May Marlene
9. Drive
8. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
7. The Interrupters
6. Certified Copy
5. Take Shelter
4. The Muppets
3. Meek's Cutoff
2. Cedar Rapids
1. The Tree of Life

Adam Kempenaar- Filmspotting
10. Super 8
9. The Artist
8. A Separation
7. Hugo
6. The Arbor
5. Meek's Cutoff
4. Certified Copy
3. Drive
2. Take Shelter
1. The Tree of Life

Sean Patrick Kernan
10. My Week with Marilyn
9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
8. We Bought a Zoo
7. The Big Year
6. Drive
5. The Tree of Life
4. Moneyball
3. Young Adult
2. Rango
1. Midnight in Paris

Mike McGranahan
10. Rango
9. Shame
8. Martha Marcy May Marlene
7. 50/50
6. The Tree of Life
5. Win Win
4. The Descendents
3. Drive
2. The Artist
1. Hugo

And, because he's Roger Ebert, here's his top 20 of 2011.
20. Another Earth
19. The Mill and the Cross
18. Life, Above All
17. Trust
16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
15. Martha Marcy May Marlene
14. Margaret
13. The Descendants
12. Terri
11. Melancholia
10. The Artist
9. Le Havre
8. Midnight in Paris
7. Drive
6. Kinyarwanda
5. Take Shelter
4. Hugo
3. The Tree of Life
2. Shame
1. A Separation

And, once again, because he's Roger Ebert, here's his list of the 20 best documentaries of 2011.

20. Being Elmo
19. Make Believe
18. Phunny Business
17. Waste Land
16. Project Nim
15. Strongman
14. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop
13. Buck
12. One Lucky Elephant
11. Page One: Inside the New York Times
10. Louder than a Bomb
9. The Last Mountain
8. Garbo the Spy
7. Pina
6. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
5. Resurrect Dead
4. Tabloid
3. Into the Abyss
2. Bill Cunningham New York
1. The Interrupters

Owen Gleiberman- Entertainment Weekly
10.Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
9. The Trip
8. Crazy, Stupid, Love
7. Rampart
6. Beginners
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
4. A Separation
3. Bridesmaids
2. The Descendants
1. The Tree of Life

Lisa Schwarzbaum- Entertainment Weekly
10. Beginners
9. The Interrupters
8. Moneyball
7. Pina
6. The Descendants
5. A Separation
4. Hugo
3. The Artist
2. Bridesmaids
1. Melancholia

2 comments:

Dave Natan said...

My favourite would be Stalker by Tarkovsky, even though it's not a recent movie, I love it.

ThePublicBlogger said...

Your site is fantastic. Reviews are clear and passionate. The site is clean and refreshing. As a new blogger -posting my first review list - it is nice to see such a thorough site as yours.