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Hollywood's Review Of The Year
Stars reveal their favourite film of 2011

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Hollywood's Review Of The Year | Patton Oswalt
Patton Oswalt

“It’s a tie between two films. Tree Of Life, because it’s Terrence Malick, the pro, coming in and acting like a young punk who’s totally throwing out every rule. It reminds me of when Sidney Lumet did Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead, a veteran directing like a hungry 18 year-old starting out. And then Bellflower. It’s got a few hiccups, some serious problems in it, but it’s like, ‘Holy crap, this guy (Evan Glodell) is going to be an important filmmaker.’ So it was a great year for both ends of the spectrum — olds pros coming in and kicking ass, and people just starting out.”

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1 Hmmm
Obviously none of these peeps saw Drive! Loving the DeVito respect for Attack The Block. Saw it Somerset house on the Die Hard double bill and it was brilliant! More

Posted by guysalisbury on Tuesday January 3, 2012, 10:07

2 sorry
btw i wasent dissing black and white films either. got to get rolling here the game is near afoot More

Posted by elsquig on Sunday January 1, 2012, 19:20

3 reply to admin
dude i dident say anything about silent films,i said black and white . art films just arnt my bag. i could lie and pretend they are like i suspect a lot of people do but i shant.but i must boogie on cuz the new sherlock starts on bbc soon so i want to get my smoke on . ps sam rockwell rules !! More

Posted by elsquig on Sunday January 1, 2012, 19:12

4 RE: Hollywood's Review Of The Year
L: elsquig all art films.i was watching film 2011 with winkleman and they asked the shows own reviewers for their top 5 films , what a bunch of snobby smug back patting creeps . if it a french black and white film about people comming to terms with things they were all over it.my film of the year was hannah .but what do i know ast Five, Bridesmaids and Attack the Block are "art films"? lolz. Also - Seems like Robin Williams is starting to mutate into Francis Ford Coppola. More

Posted by MonsterCat on Sunday January 1, 2012, 12:23

5 RE: totally agree with cyberleader
So again we start the year with the self-defined 'art film' chip (although, interestingly, a lot of people would put the unnecessarily faffy Joe Wright directed Hanna in that category). On the News 24 Film bit, with Karen Krizanovich (sp?), it was interesting to hear that The Artist is getting a very widespread release in small cinemas all over the US midwest. That's not how you put out a limited interest art film. And I think you're maybe missing the point that silent films are not a genre in of themselves - it's like saying all British films are all the same genre. IN silents you'd get action, broad comedy, romance, drama - and a mass audience worldwide hanging on every frame. The very definition of populism - and exactly the opposite of the concept of 'art film' you're being critical of. More

Posted by elab49 on Sunday January 1, 2012, 09:54

6 totally agree with cyberleader
all art films.i was watching film 2011 with winkleman and they asked the shows own reviewers for their top 5 films , what a bunch of snobby smug back patting creeps . if it a french black and white film about people comming to terms with things they were all over it.my film of the year was hannah .but what do i know More

Posted by elsquig on Sunday January 1, 2012, 00:59

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Most of them are naming films made by pals. Also, why are most of the choices arty? What: no love for Thor? Captain America? Sigh. Still, some good choices and quite a few of them are admirable people so I'll leave them alone, still...where are all the popcorn movies? More

Posted by Cyberleader on Thursday December 29, 2011, 21:58

8 Johansson
Scarlett Johansson cheated! she said her favourite film was directed by a friend! Bias! More

Posted by TheMovieAddict101 on Thursday December 29, 2011, 17:48

9 robin williams
“I’ve only seen a few, because they’ve only just started to send out the Academy screeners" that comment makes robin williams sound like a real cheapskate who doesn't wanna fork out for cinema tickets or dvds More

Posted by spacedbeetle on Thursday December 29, 2011, 15:54


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