2011 List of Lists (v 11.0)

This post will be continuously updated and re-posted to the main page over the coming weeks. If you find a list that is not included or want yours added, please email it to me so I can add it asap! Thanks.

Believe it or not it’s already the end of 2011. You know what that means? 2012. But it also means that Top Ten lists start cropping up all over the place. Books, music albums, recipes, podcasts, cheesecakes, you name it. Resistance is futile. But around here it’s of course film. While there is still a month (or more) to go of 2011 film watching to be had for most of us in the third row, a few lists have already started popping up here and there. So as I do every year, this will be the go-to place for a constantly updated source to where you can find all of the movie top ten lists that are being spurted all over the interwebz.

send me any list to add that isn’t already here (including yours)!

 
TODAY’S UPDATES:
American Film Institute (video)
The Guardian [Peter Bradshaw]
Horror’s Not Dead (Horror) [Peter Hall]
IMDb
John Waters
Movie Moron
New York Magazine [David Edelstein]
The New Yorker [Richard Brody]
Rolling Stone [Peter Travers]
Rotten Tomatoes
TIME [Richard Corliss]

 
FULL LIST:
American Film Institute (video)
The Guardian [Peter Bradshaw]
Horror’s Not Dead (Horror) [Peter Hall]
IMDb
John Waters
Movie Moron
New York Magazine [David Edelstein]
The New Yorker [Richard Brody]
Rolling Stone [Peter Travers]
Rotten Tomatoes
TIME [Richard Corliss]

 

Andrew James
Podcaster. Tech junkie. Movie lover. Student. Also, beer.

4 Comments

  1. Studio/Distributors avoids subject matter? Not sure why this didn’t get a wider release, It’s LionsGate, and they have the capacity to release things super wide. The film is not too dumbed down (see: The Company Men) perhaps? It’s far from the best film of the year, but it does have a Glengary-esque cast all performing at their best, some really good cinematography, a bit of style (changing the narrator/frame-of-reference as things move up Wall St. Food Chain is a nice touch.)

    Points subtracted for wasting Mary McDonnall and the heavy handed Dog metaphor, but otherwise, smashing stuff. Best Kevin Spacey performance in ages, and Paul Bettany holds his own. Irons is indeed magnificent here.

    Board rooms have never been this exciting since El Metodo.

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  2. Only John Waters could put Justin Bieber and Uncle Boonmee on the same year end list…gotta love Waters.

    As for Margin Call, watched this past weekend and loved it. It does not offer anything new per say, but it tells a fascinating story nonetheless. Plus the acting is top notch. I do agree with Kurt that Mary McDonnell is wasted in the film. And yes, the dog metaphor is laid on pretty thick. Still I though it was a great debut film for J.C. Chandor.

    On a side note, I was glad to see Paul Bettany back in a film of substance, I started to loses faith in him after films like Legion and Priest (which I also watched this weekend).

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