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ZPB's Top Thirty-Three Seen in 2011

by Zachary Phillip Brailsford
These are the films that I saw for the first time NOT from 2011 that I enjoyed most. Shout out, too, to Last Train Home, by Lixin Fan, one extraordinary documentary. Best rewatch of the year goes to Miami Vice, by Michael Mann. Reasoning/descriptions coming soon: 33. New Rose Hotel (Abel Ferrara, 1998) 32. Blow Out (Brian De Palma, 1981) 31. Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh, 1999) 30. Man With a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929) 29. The Train Stop (Sergei Loznitsa, 2000) 28. Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967) 27. Intentions of Murder (Shohei Imamura, 1964) 26. Fox and His Friends (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975) 25. Millennium Actress (Satoshi… Read more

These are the films that I saw for the first time NOT from 2011 that I enjoyed most. Shout out, too, to Last Train Home, by Lixin Fan, one extraordinary documentary.

Best rewatch of the year goes to Miami Vice, by Michael Mann.

Reasoning/descriptions coming soon:

33. New Rose Hotel (Abel Ferrara, 1998)
32. Blow Out (Brian De Palma, 1981)
31. Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh, 1999)
30. Man With a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
29. The Train Stop (Sergei Loznitsa, 2000)
28. Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967)
27. Intentions of Murder (Shohei Imamura, 1964)
26. Fox and His Friends (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975)
25. Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon, 2001)
24. The Dante Quartet (Stan Brakhage, 1987)
23. Oxhide (Liu Jiayin, 2005)
22. At Land (Maya Deren, 1944)
21. The Naked Island (Kaneto Shindo, 1960)
20. Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi, 1962)
19. Ne Change Rien (Pedro Costa, 2009)
18. Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999)
17. My Neighbors the Yamadas (Isao Takahata, 1999)
16. Death by Hanging (Nagisa Oshima, 1968)
15. Northern Light (Sergei Loznitsa, 2008)
14. In Vanda’s Room (Pedro Costa, 2000)
13. Blow Up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966)
12. On the Bowery (Lionel Rogosin, 1957)
11. F for Fake (Orson Welles, 1975)
10. Histoire(s) du Cinema (Jean-luc Godard, 1997)
9. Oxhide II (Liu Jiayin, 2009)
8. Vengeance is Mine (Shohei Imamura, 1979)
7. Every-Night Dreams (Mikio Naruse, 1933)
6. L’Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934)
5. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog, 1974)
4. The Terrorizers (Edward Yang, 1986)
3. Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette, 1974)
2. Film Socialisme (Jean-luc Godard 2010)
1. Belfast, Maine (Frederick Wiseman, 1999)

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