Our Top 10 lists of 2011

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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby ksrymy » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:10 am

Updated list. Drive is our number one.

1.) Drive - 44
2.) The Artist - 40
3.) The Tree of Life - 39
4.) Hugo - 29
5.) Certified Copy - 28
5.) A Separation - 28
7.) Beginners - 27
8.) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 22
9.) Rango - 21
10.) Melancholia - 18

11.) Of Gods and Men - 16
12.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - 15
13.) 13 Assassins - 12
14.) Shame - 11
15.) Poetry - 10
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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby Precious Doll » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:07 am

Here is my list so far. I have not had the privilege to see Outside Satan, Shame and Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy which I hope are good enough to be included later.

I should also point out that I have not included Poetry (which was my no. 6 film from 2010 or City of Life and Death which was my no. 3 film from 2009).

1. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
2. Snowtown (Justin Kurzel)
3. The Descendants (Alexander Payne)
4. Elena (Andrei Zvyagintsev)
5. We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsey)
6. The Help (Tate Taylor)
7. Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn)
8. We Were Here (David Weissman & Bill Weber)
9. Bill Cunningham New York (Richard Press)
10. Tomboy (Celine Sciamma)
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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby nightwingnova » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:19 pm

Ooops. I didn't number mine, but they were in the order of preference.

ksrymy wrote:Using the tied-and-true "First-film-gets-ten-points,-second-gets-nine, etc." method, this is the 2011 UAADB Top 10 List of 2011.
Note: If films were not individually ranked as one being better over the other, points are awarded to the films with the higher acclaim on the list already.

1.) The Artist - 40
1.) Drive - 40
3.) The Tree of Life - 39
4.) Hugo - 29
5.) Certified Copy - 28
6.) Beginners - 27
7.) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 22
8.) Rango - 21
9.) A Separation - 18
9.) Melancholia - 18

11.) Of Gods and Men - 16
12.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - 15
13.) 13 Assassins - 12
14.) Shame - 11
15.) Poetry - 10

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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby ksrymy » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:59 am

Using the tied-and-true "First-film-gets-ten-points,-second-gets-nine, etc." method, this is the 2011 UAADB Top 10 List of 2011.
Note: If films were not individually ranked as one being better over the other, points are awarded to the films with the higher acclaim on the list already.

1.) The Artist - 40
1.) Drive - 40
3.) The Tree of Life - 39
4.) Hugo - 29
5.) Certified Copy - 28
6.) Beginners - 27
7.) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 22
8.) Rango - 21
9.) A Separation - 18
9.) Melancholia - 18

11.) Of Gods and Men - 16
12.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - 15
13.) 13 Assassins - 12
14.) Shame - 11
15.) Poetry - 10
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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby ksrymy » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:17 am

nightwingnova wrote:Is someone going to add these up to produce a consensus top 10 list?


I'll get started on this since it's a slow day at work.
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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby nightwingnova » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:25 am

Is someone going to add these up to produce a consensus top 10 list?

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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby flipp525 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:47 pm

danfrank wrote:To me the only redeeming qualities of the movie were good performances by Joel Edgerton (yet another Australian actor to watch out for)

I saw Joel Edgerton as Stanley opposite Cate Blanchett's Blanche in "Streetcar" a couple years ago at The Kennedy Center and thought he was phenomenal. Blanchett was best in show, but Edgerton more than held his own.
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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby ksrymy » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:12 pm

I think it's perfect. It uses silent film techniques in a modern sense. And the scene with the drinking glass. My God! This is such a great film. I can't get over it.
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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:35 pm

I don't think it's too-Academy at all and may not even win, but I liked it a lot more than the other presumptive nominees.

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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby ksrymy » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:25 pm

Big Magilla wrote:Here's my revised list:

The Artist (Michel Hazanavucius)


So glad I'm not the only person here who thinks this is the best film of the year. I figured I would be slain for falling into the trap of "it's-too-'Academy'" material.
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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:04 pm

To each his own I guess.

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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby danfrank » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:01 pm

What did you like about Warrior, Magilla? I thought it was godawful. What was the point of that movie? (SPOILER JUST AHEAD) That the best way to reconnect with an estranged brother is to beat the crap out of him? To me the only redeeming qualities of the movie were good performances by Joel Edgerton (yet another Australian actor to watch out for) and Nick Nolte. Tom Hardy was just terrible, I thought he was playing a Zombie. Dumb, dumb script. So I guess what I'm saying is that it would be nowhere near my top ten list, but rather a candidate for my bottom ten.

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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:44 pm

Here's my revised list:

A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois)
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
Poetry (Chang-dong Lee)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Tomas Alfredson)
Hugo (Martin Scorsese)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher)
Shame (Steve McQueen)
50/50 (Jonathan Levine)
Win Win (Tom McCarthy)

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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby ksrymy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:27 pm

This is probably the hardest top ten list I've made in quite some time.

1. The Artist
2. Melancholia
3. A Separation
4. Drive
5. Certified Copy
6. Shame
7. Take Shelter
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Hugo
10. We Need to Talk About Kevin

Honorable mentions to:
- The Descendants
- Beginners
- The Interrupters
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- Midnight in Paris
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Re: Our Top 10 lists of 2011

Postby koook160 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:07 am

ksrymy wrote:SWEET JESUS! I found a rather obscure art theatre outside of KC today showing The Artist AND The Descendants. My day is set.

I can sympathize. I live in south Jersey. I have to drive an hour to get to see the good movies.


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