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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 1/3/2012 10:24:07 AM   
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Love to hear what you think when you've watched it 




I wanted to watch it last night,but ended up too tired. Going to try to get to that and A Cat in Paris tonight.



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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 1/3/2012 10:27:24 AM   
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I just made a mum joke on the other thread. I wonder if this has cosmic significance?

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 1/3/2012 10:34:57 AM   
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Nah, I think we're just all juvenile with a sense of humour that is the 'height of sophistication'.

Or some shit like dat.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 1/3/2012 10:35:59 AM   
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Yeah, and lots of our mums really like to fuck.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 1/3/2012 10:37:39 AM   
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That too.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 1/3/2012 10:51:30 AM   
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ORIGINAL: elab49

Love to hear what you think when you've watched it 




I wanted to watch it last night, but ended up too tired. Going to try to get to that and A Cat in Paris tonight.



My DVD arrived too late to watch it before the Oscars, but I'll hopefully get to see Cat this weekend too.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 1/3/2012 10:25:03 PM   
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I have only seen Cell 211 from that lot, and it was one of my highlights of the last year.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 4/3/2012 8:50:55 PM   
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=No. 50



Hobo With A Shotgun (Eisener, 2011)

Fabulous poster for another film that grew out of the fake ads made for the Grindhouse double bill. And apparently co-produced by mountie Benton Fraser!




Rango (Verbinski, 2011)

Gorgeously woodcutty type animation and this years Oscar-winner.




Moneyball (Miller, 2011)

Far more technical than your normal sports film this sounds as true a true story as these things normally are.

See Also: Sports Night/Draft Day 2 parter where Sorkin rehearsed a lot of the detailed discussion type stuff but in a far more enjoyable manner.




Another Earth (Cahill, 2011)


A film that feels more like a longish Twilight Zone episode (or was it Bradbury that did duplicates) than something similar to the other other world film of the year.


No. 49



Take Shelter (Nichols, 2011)


Feeling at times like a grown up Signs, Michael Shannon takes the lead in the story of a troubled and obsessed man (where he's kind of cornered the market) determined, apparently beyond reason, to protect his family.


=No. 47



Ides of March (Clooney, 2011)

Man of the moment Ryan Gosling stars in a lesser directorial effort from Clooney which seems to try to graft Primary Colors onto The Best Man with a hint of Advise and Consent.

See Also: Inevitably, Advise and Consent, The Best Man




Beginners (Mills, 2010)

Bunch of Oscar winners in this update as Christopher Plummer plays a man who comes out rather late in life and the impact it has on his son, Ewan MacGregor.


No. 46



Contagion (Soderbergh, 2011)

Star-studded multiple narrative attempt to describe a viral outbreak in a bit more of a grown-up way than Outbreak. And we can all be thankful at who does the Seagal/Executive Decision swandive.

See Also: Regenesis S1, particularly the last few episodes.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 4/3/2012 9:11:18 PM   
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Contagion is a lot higher than I would have expected it to be. Beginners is the pick from this batch. Wonderful film

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 4/3/2012 9:21:29 PM   
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I shall now sulk for a while as 3 of my top 4 come up in the next 10 films 

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 4/3/2012 9:31:01 PM   
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I want to see Hobo I love a bit of Hauer.

Rango was okay, the animation is wonderful but it did little else for me.

Moneyball was again solid if not spectacular and Sorkin has produced better, earlier.

The Ides of March was again fine but a tad anaemic.

Take Shelter is brilliant and the best in my view of the update.

Not seen and not too interested in Another Earth, Contagion or Beginners.




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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 4/3/2012 9:58:49 PM   
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Hobo is a blast. The bus scene is one of my favourites from last year. Feels like early 80s punk cinema. Rango is fun, but not as good as I'd hoped it would be. Moneyball was far better than I expected. Another Earth looks interesting. Take Shelter is superb. The Ides of March is great. Beginners was ok. Contagion was a disappointment.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 4/3/2012 10:41:49 PM   
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Rango-Solid entertainment, really funny and I have no problems with it winning the Oscar.

Moneyball-More entertaining than I thought it would be, made baseball interesting to watch

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 5/3/2012 10:30:18 AM   
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Beginners - bleh.

Contagion - good.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 5/3/2012 12:27:37 PM   
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Rango - It's ok, nothing special

Contagion - the realism of the outbreak was quite scary but overall the film left me cold.

Moneyball - surprisingly good.

Hobo With A Shotgun is the best of the last batch.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 5/3/2012 12:58:12 PM   
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Again have only seen one of this lot and it is the ides Of March, which I really liked. It felt a little muddled towards the end, but I liked the energy of it, the visual style and the acting and most importly found it to be a very finely balanced piece.

The Ides Of March 7.5/10

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 14/3/2012 3:13:19 PM   
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Sorry this is going a bit slowly as I can only really use one hand at the moment so the copy/pasting stuff all over the place is a bit hasslesome.

=No. 44




Confessions (Nakashima, 2010)


My top own top film of the year, Nakashima's collage of confessions is a visual and aural delight grounded with some brilliant performances, particularly Takako Matsu and that unique first half hour.



Captain America: The First Avenger (Johnston, 2011)


And it gets the same placing as the last of the Avengers tie-ins. Hurrah.


No. 43



Amer (Cattet/Forzani, 2010)

Apparently divisive film that seems to be trying to channel Argento.


No. 42




The Artist (Hazanavicius, 2011)

Has this years Oscar winner opened viewers to the wonders of the silent era?

See Also: The soon to come Decade poll for the silent era proper.


=No. 40



Hanna (Wright, 2011)

Joe Wright tries to do an action film, Cate Blanchett tries to do a bad Bond villain and god knows what Tom Hollander is channelling.



Animal Kingdom (Michod, 2010)

The brilliant Jackie Weaver was Oscar-nominated for this and Ben Mendelsohn should have been - cops and gangsters and dysfunctional families in a slightly uneven film that has some superb individual scenes.







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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 14/3/2012 3:23:02 PM   
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Confessions is superb, I think I like it even more since seeing it and I’m looking forward to my rewatch later in the year.
 
I’ve found not a lot happens in the Avenger films. Hugo Weaving is wasted which is a crime.
 
The more I think about The Artist the less I like it; however I did say in my initial “review” I was worried about a second viewing and it plummeting down my list.
 
I saw Animal Kingdom two years ago! Holy wasted life, a fantastic film, very unpleasant and Guy Pearce should be a massive star.  

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 14/3/2012 3:37:53 PM   
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Not seen any of them.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 14/3/2012 3:59:12 PM   
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Captain America - the very definition of beige.

The Artist - good, very good at times.

Animal Kingdom - brilliant film and Weaver is awesome.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 14/3/2012 4:02:48 PM   
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Oh wait, I've seen Captain America but forgot about it.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 14/3/2012 4:41:12 PM   
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Captain America-Meh, s'alright
The Artist-Topped my list
Hanna-Not bad, but nothing stood out as exceptional. Plus that random girl Hanna bumps into is annoying as hell.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 14/3/2012 5:44:37 PM   
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Confessions 5.5/10 - Remember debating this with elab last year, it just left me cold and didn't feel that much difference from other films of its irk, however in the interests of fairness I will give it another go.

Hanna - Wright's best film to date, an mostly entertaining and stylishly put together thriller with a fine cast.

Animal Kingdom 8/10 - Simply chilling, expertly paced, acted and directed.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 14/3/2012 5:55:41 PM   
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Out of 20 films we only agreed on 2 though, so it may just an almost absolute difference in taste 

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 14/3/2012 5:58:54 PM   
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Confessions is good, but I didn't love it.
Cpt America - Haven't seen
Amer - Gorgeous film, incredible visuals
The Artist - Dujardin and Uggie were great, the screenplay, direction and Bejo were weak.
Hanna - Near the bottom of my list of the year so far. I'm still waiting for Wright to impress me.
Animal Kingdom - Excellent film. Weaver should have won the Oscar.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 14/3/2012 7:34:40 PM   
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Captain America - Quite fun. Its a shame that The Avengers ruined any chance of there being too much development to the character here though. It did feel like this could have spawned a series of boys own wartime adventure films.

The Artist - Nowhere near the level of its influences, but enjoyable enough.

Hanna - I think there was a good film in there, but a lot of very poor stuff should have been chopped.

Animal Kingdom - I think I gave it about 4/10 at the time and now cant remember anything about it.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 14/3/2012 7:57:52 PM   
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Captain America was poor effort, especially when compared to Thor or the first Iron Man.

Hanna was disappointing.

Haven't seen The Artist or Animal Kingdom yet. Really looking forward to Animal Kingdom. Not sure what to expect out of The Artist. Some people seem to be falling head over heels in love with it, while the vibe I've been getting from a lot of silent film fans is that it's a decent effort but nowhere near as good as the early classics.

Got both Confessions and Amer on dvd but haven't got around to watching them. I'm too slow when it comes to watching new stuff.

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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 14/3/2012 8:51:33 PM   
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A bit of a catch up to do....

Another Earth - a film with good ideas but doesn't have the execution to pull them off.

Take Shelter - Terrific. One of my favourites of 2011 & Shannon was robbed of an oscar nom.

The Ides Of March - light on politics but heavy on themes of betrayal & ambition. Gosling's continues to prove he's the strongest American actor of his generation.

Contagion - Uneasy & effective pandemic piece hampered a bit by too many meandering narrative threads & an irritating Holmes score that successfully ruins any atmosphere or tone - pretty much exactly the same circumstance that he botched in Haywire.

Captain America - perfectly fine, enjoyable & fun big budget film which seems to have been given the cold shoulder by many thanks to the cynical times we live in. Joe Johnson's best film in a while anyway.

The Artist - Simple perfection. An absolute joy whose reputation seems to have been damaged by hype & oscar glory. Bet it wouldn't be the case if it was just the random Cannes film everyone loved but no one went on to see in their droves.

Hanna - far from perfect but a good action film with a number of super set-pieces & Ronan's terrific.

Animal Kingdom - It's very good...but it's no Snowtown. Additionally Ben Mendelsohn was more deserving of awards buzz than Weaver (although she was excellent).


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2. No
3. A Hijacking
4. Behind the Candelabra
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6. Good Vibrations
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8. Beyond the Hills
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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 14/3/2012 11:50:38 PM   
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Love The Artist, Capt A is great fun. Hanna'a not bad but I hated that kid she befriends.


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RE: Annual Poll - Top 10 films of 2011 - 15/3/2012 7:38:51 AM   
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Love The Artist, Capt A is great fun. Hanna'a not bad but I hated that kid she befriends.



Yeah she was a right bell end. Pretty much imported the same character she played in the highly tedious Tamara Drewe.

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1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. No
3. A Hijacking
4. Behind the Candelabra
5. In The Fog
6. Good Vibrations
7. McCullin
8. Beyond the Hills
9. The Place Beyond the Pines
10. Wreck-it Ralph

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