Here's movie critic, David Edelstein's, picks for 2011:
Here's the 2011 Village Voice/L A Weekly's picks:
I haven't seen them all, but from what I did see I enjoyed: 13 Assassins, Midnight in Paris, Meek's Cutoff, and Unknown. I'm probably overlooking something. I haven't seen Hugo, and a few others.
Thanks for all the links, David. Interesting . . . and entertaining!
You're welcome, MG. Happy New Year and more movies to watch :)
Eviltimes: I can understand where you are coming from, but I haven't seen everything made in 2011 either so I know I'd add more as I get around to actually seeing them. I enjoyed Marwencol as well. Sucker Punch I haven't seen, but I didn't enjoy Hanna either, so I probably wouldn't care to much for it. I was over at the www.ifanboy.com site and they have up a two parter podcast. I listen to the first part last night will doing dishes and cleaning up the kitchen. They recommended a few movies I added to my list. You might want to check that out.
I hated Hanna, yet actually saw Sucker Punch at the theater and ordered the BD when I got home. I still like it, but it's more of a personal thing I guess with its combination of various Asian themes and Twilight Zone rips that somehow tickled my brain.
And with most of my new release viewing dependent upon NF, I am about 6 months behind by the time I get to see anything.
If you hated Hanna too, which for me was just a La Femme Nikta ripoff, I might like Sucker Punch. I'll give it a Q, thanks.
I originally watched this in 2007 or 2008, but did rewatch it in 2011.
Something New (2006)=unlike many romantic comedies, this one emphasizes substance over style. The unlikely romance between a high-powered black female accountant and a landscape gardener treats not only the racial angle, mostly from a black perspective, but also income and class disparity.
The chemistry between the two leads is great and there are top-notch performances by the supporting cast, whose reaction to the relationship runs the gamut from opposition to supporting it. The dialogue and the way people react in different situations is realistic and believable.
4.5 stars. Two very good bonus features(15 minutes each). I think this is the best romantic comedy I've seen in the last 10 years.
Macro that sounds interesting, I'll add to the Q thanks.
Roger Ebert's best documentaries of 2011