Top 10 Favorite Films Of 2011
This made the list purely for the visuals and the action sequences, because you really won't see anything nearly as awesome in any other movie last year. On the other hand, it gets kind of dull and dry when it's not being all action-y, which is why it ends up at the #10 spot.
9) Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
On the other hand, we have what is easily one of the most entertaining action films of last year all around. The action, the comedy, the chemistry between characters. I actually watched this movie twice within weeks of each other not that long ago, something that I rarely do these days.
8) The Skin I Live In
This film totally caught me by surprise... and in more ways than one. To go too much into it would be to ruin the experience. Let's just say it's one messed up movie, and I love it for that.
7) Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Even if the rest of the movie was terrible, this would have made the list for the backyard scene alone. But the rest of the movie isn't terrible. In fact, it's rather good.
6) Midnight in Paris
Woody Allen tends to be hit or miss with me. But this is very much a hit, playing up to my English teacher sensibilities. And although I'm actually not a big fan of reading Hemingway, his portrayal in this film is fantastic and hilarious.
5) Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil
Probably one of the biggest shocks, if you know me, is to see this bumped down to the #5 spot from the #2 it had been at around the end of last year. It's still good. I still love it. But other loves got in the way.
4) Attack the Block
On the other hand, this one got bumped up. The language of the film is what really gets me. The interactions with the other characters and the chemistry between them is great. And it's just a funny, fun little movie.
And I'm pretty sure this stayed in the exact same spot. I thought about moving it up one, but decided it stays here. I've been an advocate for this movie and still think it's pretty damn smart... a lot smarter than people might give it credit for. You know... if they ever saw it.
2) The Artist
Biggest shock even for me. I adored this film in theater and bought it the second it hit the shelves. It even inspired me to make my own silent short film (well, this and some Chaplin films I've watched recently). It's just... really hard not to like this movie.
1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Duh. You thought this was going to change? Yeah, didn't think so.
(*Note: Although some consider We Need To Talk About Kevin a 2011 film, I am following the listing of it as a 2012 film, since it basically hit theaters early January. Otherwise, it would have made this list.)