I’ll come back to this after at least seeing Boonmee, A Separation, and The Turin Horse. And possibly more; gotta catch up. Don’t see anything topping The Tree of Life for me, though.
i gave full marks to the following flicks
1. SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
2. SONG OF TOMORROW
4. WINTER VACATION
5. ANOTHER YEAR
6. MOONRISE KINGDOM
7. I WISH
8. LE HAVRE
11. HAPPY, HAPPY
These are the best of the films that I have seen so far
1. The Adventures of Tintin
2. The Avengers
3. Black Swan
5. Puss In Boots
6. The Social Network
7. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pt.2
8. A Separation
9. Ghost Writer
10. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Also great were: The Woman In The Fifth, The Double Hour, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Take Shelter, Drive, The Whistleblower, Super 8
World on a Wire
Mysteries of Lisbon
@David Grillo—>What I really wanna say without sounding like an asshole<—
Shooting from the hip, in no order
The Kid with a Bike
Of Gods and Men
The Social Network
There are some big ones, like Shame, Carlos, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and Certified copy that I just haven’t gotten around to yet, so this list is only 8.
Leave it to Den to include Babies on a list like this. Love it.
2. The Artist
5. The Solitude of Prime Numbers
6. Black Swan
8. Animal Kingdom
9. Midnight in Paris
10. The Descendants
12. True Grit
13. A Separation
15. Take Shelter
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The Tree of Life (Malick)
A Separation (Farhadi)
Toy Story 3 (Unkrich)
Animal Kingdom (Michod)
Black Swan (Aronofsky)
The Artist (Hazanavicius)
Melancholia (von Trier)
In no particular order
Blue ValentineThe AmericanThe Social NetworkMelancholiaThe Tree of LifeTinker Tailor Soldier SpyDrivePolisseGoodbye First LoveThe Interrupters
CarlosShameThe Ghost WriterEveryone ElseAnother YearTomboyWe Need to Talk About KevinCertified CopyA SeparationMichael
“Leave it to Den to include Babies on a list like this. Love it.”
lol. I was thinking the same thing.
1.The Social Network
2.Midnight In Paris
3. The King’s Speech
“What on Earth do you guys see in Social Network? A wordy biopic of a story no-one cared about and is too soon to be made into a film, and major lies are made in the screenplay to enhance drama. Best of the decade so far? If I live to be a 100, I’ll never understand the praise.”
I think it’s a very good movie, but not quite a GREAT film but I do think the bookending of a guy sitting in a crowded bar getting rejected by his gf links to the last scene of the film of a guy sitting by himself in an office using a wildly popular internet site, that he himself invented, to repeatedly check to see if that same ex-gf friends him, is a great How We Live Now device. Plus the rest of the film is well written, acted, and beautifully directed by Fincher.
“3. The King’s Speech
I don’t even know what to say…
I was thinking the same…
Scott Pilgrim… "uhh, Ok, you’re into those kind of films, not my cup of tea but hey… "
Avatar… “ehhhh, getting sketchier but maybe you are VERY into 3D and give JC mad props for his technical skillz….”
…but The ****ing King’s Speech?? ????
^it’s gotta have something to do with a bias towards Geoffrey Rush.
Top ten from what I’ve seen, 2010 to Now. That exclues a lot of films I haven’t gotten around to.
1. Poetry (Lee Chang-dong, 2010)
2. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Edgar Wright, 2010)
3. We Have A Pope (Nanni Moretti, 2011)
4. Terri (Azazel Jacobs, 2011)
5. Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2010)
6. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
7. The Mill and the Cross (Lech Majewski, 2011)
8. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupart Wyatt, 2011)
9. Greenberg (Noah Baumbach, 2010)
10. The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodovar, 2011)
shout out to 5 more:
Attack the Block (Joe Cornish, 2011)
The Kid With A Bike (Jeanne-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2011)
The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski, 2010)
Essential Killing (Jerzy Skolimowski, 2010)
The Arbor (Clio Barnard, 2011)
yay for another The Mill and the Cross inclusion, it is a vastly underseen film
1) The Mill and the Cross (L. Majewski)
2) Marriage Material (J. Swanberg)
3) Weekend (A. Haigh)
4) Certified Copy (A. Kiarostami)
5) The Circus Animals (N. Bateman)
6) The Skin I Live In (P. Almodovar)
7) Bellflower (E. Glodell)
8) The Future (M. July)
9) Sleeping Beauty (J. Leigh)
10) We Need to Talk About Kevin (L. Ramsay)
1. Hugo (Martin Scorsese)
2. The Social Network (David Fincher)
3. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
4. Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese)
5. Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance)
6. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan)
7. The Fighter (David O. Russell)
8. The Descendants (Alexander Payne)
9. Biutiful (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
10. True Grit (Joel and Ethan Coen)
Close: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Black Swan, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, George Harrison: Living in the Material World, The Ghost Writer, Inception
The Tree of Life and The Turin Horse easily.
I think Scott Pilgrim has a better argument than Social Network.
I get the sense that Scott Pilgrim was made for/by people depicted in The Social Network.
“…but The ****ing King’s Speech?? ????”
and for those of you who do not appreciate Avatar, give it time, eventually you will! it’s just a little too advanced for you right now.
kid with a bike
tree of life
dogtooth (it counts.)
i’m looking forward to seeing toooo many films this year that could easily take a spot..
esp. THE MASTER!
1. Carlos (Assayas)
2. Melancholia (Von Trier)
3. Hugo (Scorsese)
4. A Seperation (Farhadi)
5. Inception (Nolan)
6. Inside Job (Feruson)
And lower, but filling out the 10:
7. Tree of Life (Malick)
8. The Ghost Writer (Polanski)
9. Strange Case of Angelica (de Oliveira)
10. A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg)
Scott Pilgrim was made for people who grew up in the 80s and 90s playing video games.
The thing about Social Network is that like every Aaron Sorkin script, everybody talks in the same beat all the time, and all characters can immediately dredge up references to every statistic that exists. And like every Fincher film, it completely misses the point of its subject matter, prescribing motives to all the characters that don’t make a whole lot of sense.
^^Jirin, wasn’t there a 10 page thread dedicated to the lack of motive assigned to Zuckerberg in Fincher’s film last year?
I wasn’t convinced myself, but it seems like a contested issue.
ADROCK: “I think it’s a very good movie, but not quite a GREAT film but I do think the bookending of a guy sitting in a crowded bar getting rejected by his gf links to the last scene of the film of a guy sitting by himself in an office using a wildly popular internet site, that he himself invented, to repeatedly check to see if that same ex-gf friends him, is a great How We Live Now device. Plus the rest of the film is well written, acted, and beautifully directed by Fincher.”
How did Fincher “miss the point”? What Adrock describes, something along those lines IS the point, and I think he nailed it.