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The 12 best films in or around 2011

by Rawson Sillsby
The 12 best films in or around 2011 by Rawson Sillsby
My normal disclaimer: I live in an area that doesn’t get a lot of the small or foreign films so I may not have had the pleasure of seeing every film highly rated from 2011. On the flip side to that a lot of the movies on this list might have a 2010 release date due to the fact that I could not see them until this year. I like to get this list done by the time the Oscars air. Its my deadline. I have no intention of watching the Oscars. I won’t get into another rambling rant about why I do not like the academy awards anymore. I’ll keep my huge rants on Facebook,but I will say this: While I don’t hate every nominee this year, the amount of crap… Read more

My normal disclaimer: I live in an area that doesn’t get a lot of the small or foreign films so I may not have had the pleasure of seeing every film highly rated from 2011. On the flip side to that a lot of the movies on this list might have a 2010 release date due to the fact that I could not see them until this year.

I like to get this list done by the time the Oscars air. Its my deadline. I have no intention of watching the Oscars. I won’t get into another rambling rant about why I do not like the academy awards anymore. I’ll keep my huge rants on Facebook,but I will say this: While I don’t hate every nominee this year, the amount of crap that has been nominated versus the amount of amazing stuff that has been overlooked is way too high.

My one example would be the acting categories. I like Brad Pitt & George Clooney, but were they better than Michael Fassbender & Michael Shannon? Here is my one Oscar wish: Move sound editing to the science awards. Most people don’t care and/or understand. Split up the actor categories. Best performance and Best Actor. Best Performance would be a continuation of how the award is given now. Best Actor would go to someone who would be judged by all their films in that given year. That way Jessica Chastain who was amazing in 3 of the 7 films she put out this year that I saw won’t be thrown into the supporting category as an afterthought. When the academy awards takes itself more seriously I will take it more seriously.

Just remember, this is all a matter of opinion

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