Take Shelter unquestionably best film of 2011
Bela Tarr’s THE TURIN HORSE
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA
Asghar Farhadi’s A SEPARATION
Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s KISEKI (I WISH)
Aleksandr Sokurov’s FAUST
and most the films of the wonderful Kazakhstan director
Darezhan Omirbaev …..not to mention more Mikhail Romm,
and Mikhail Kalatazov and Keisuke Kinoshita….CRITERIONS please?!
Mysteries of Lisbon
Fulci’s ZOMBIE- remastered 2011 theatrical run.
Kitano’s OUTRAGE- I saw this last year only bootleg, but it looked better now in the theatre.
Hors Satan was my favourite, by some way. If you like Dumont’s earlier films then I’m pretty sure you’ll like this; if you’re not a fan, it will do little do change your mind.
That’s a nice image from OUTRAGE. I thought it was supposed to be middling though.
There’s a good number of films I need to see yet, but if any rank for me as high as Melancholia and Tree of Life, I’ll be very surprised. My two favorite films in a number of years.
This is the TOP @2011.
Keszenem szepen Béla bacsi.
I must say A Separation is my favorite this year to date.
Haven’t seen The Artist yet but so far only two: TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY and DRIVE…… The ensemble cast of TINKER… truly walks away with the best acting prize…..
Super 8 – Micahel Bay pay attention this is how you do a summer blockbuster.
Drive – Europe knows Nick Winding Refn is a great director ,now America see what we all knew a neo noir classic.
Tinker Tailor soldier Spy -Gary Oldman gives his finest performance and the whole movie is grade A class.
True Grit – The Coens show again that they are master filmakers,oh and Roger Deakins is a genius.
Attack the Block-Fresh Funny and scary ,Joe Cornish made a stunning debut with this winner
Gainsbourg – I loved this film .
Tree of Life for being so radically ambitious
Melancholia for giving me back the fear of dying
The Turin Horse for an upside down and brilliantly boring genesis
The Turin Horse and A Separation are my top two this year, by some margin.
Based on French releases in 2011
1. A Separation
2. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausesu
3. The Turin Horse
4. L’Apollonide – Souvenirs de la Maison Close
5. Boxing Gym/Crazy Horse
6. Good Bye/This Is Not a Film
8. La Guerre est déclarée
9. Le Quatro Volte
More here: http://www.irishleftreview.org/2011/12/21/2011-film-review/
I haven’t seen The Help, The Artist, The Skin I Lived in, 50/50, We Need to talk about Kevin, Marcy bla bla bla. Gosh so many things I haven’t seen. But my fave are The kid with a Bike, A Separation, Drive, Mission Impossible 4, Warrior, Super 8, The Tree of Life, Midnight in Paris, Melancholia, Source Code, Limitless, Elite Squad 2, In a better world
The best movie of the year 2011 for me was “Play”: http://mubi.com/films/play—3
Based on Dutch film releases:
2. The Turin Horse
4. The Tree of Life
5. Journals of Musan
7. Winter Vacation
8. A Separation
9. Bleak Night
10. Mysteries of Lisbon
It’s a shame how few of the Un Certain Regard competition films from Cannes this year have gotten a release here (yet). I guess the Rotterdam Film Festival will have to make up for that in january. Film distributors seem to be getting a bigger and bigger role into film festival programming though.
Fatih Akin: The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite)
MOST OVER-RATED: MELANCHOLIA
MOST UNDER-RATED: THE RUM DIARY
I saw Edge of Heaven a few years ago, and I really liked it. It’s the only Akin film I’ve seen. Do you recommend his other films?
I really loved Tree of Life, Submarine and Source Code too. True Grit also very good. Desperate to see Drive and Melancholia, as well as about 100 films suggested here! Keep em coming…
Aki Kaurismaki “Le Havre”.
Definitely “Jodaeiye Nader az Simin”.
Still several 2011 films to see but so far:
Archipelago. Family go on holiday to bond but seething resentments come to the surface. Wonderfully minimal quality which allows there to be real tension on screen when little appears to be happening. The scene at the restaurant where they complain about the soup is particularly excrutiating. The acting is superb, and the film is beautifully observed, there’s real truth to it.
havent seen any other of FAkin’s films. but if you like Turkish films, Ayrilik/Die Fremde (Feo Aladag) is one of he most powerful films I have ever seen:
The Turin Horse…simply amazing <3