Awards Watch Archive for December, 2011

Critics Top Ten List 2011: Dennis Hartley

Dennis Hartley Digby’s Hullabaloo (alphabetical) Another Earth Certified Copy The Descendants 3 (Drei) Drive The First Grader Midnight in Paris Summer Wars Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy The Trip

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Critics Top Ten List 2011: Reverse Shot

Reverse Shot “We know this stuff is beyond silly—list-making, ranking, turning art into a form of competition—but if we’re going to do it, we have to set some sort of stable parameters, as these endeavors do create an idea of the state of the art, however superficially.” 1. The Tree of Life 2. Uncle Boonmee…

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Critics Top Ten List 2011: Robert Horton

Robert Horton Everett Herald “2011: Year of mystery? Sometimes it felt like it at the movies.” 1. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2. Certified Copy 3. Melancholia 4. A Dangerous Method 5. Meek’s Cutoff 6. Drive 7. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. 8. Poetry 9. Into Eternity 10. The Descendants /Le Havre

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Critics Top Ten List 2011: Don R. Lewis

Don R. Lewis Film Threat “I suuuuck at year end “Best Of” lists. Why? Because I take them so seriously. I could sit here and debate with myself for hours and trust me, I do.” Take Shelter We Need to Talk About Kevin Moneyball Drive Warrior I Saw the Devil Young Adult Martha Marcy May…

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Critics Top Ten List 2011: Andy Klein

Andy Klein Glendale News Press “There are numerous inherent flaws and absurdities in the process of compiling Top 10s and Best ofs; nonetheless, here are my favorite films released in Los Angeles in the calendar year 2011.” 1. Melancholia 2. The Artist 3. The Tree of Life 4. The Trip 5. Hugo 6. The Girl…

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Critics Top Ten List 2011: John M. Urbancich

John M. Urbancich Sun News The Artist The Descendants Take Shelter The Tree of Life Drive Moneyball Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Midnight in Paris Win Win

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It’s Cieply’s Turn To Surmise How The Academy’s Going To Push Paper This Year

It’s Cieply‘s Turn To Surmise How The Academy’s Going To Push Paper This Year

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Holden Eyeballs A Separation

Holden Eyeballs A Separation

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Thatcher’s Style Legacy

Thatcher’s Style Legacy

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Critics Top Ten List 2011: Eric Eisenberg

Eric Eisenberg Cinema Blend 1. Drive 2. 50/50 3. The Descendants 4. Shame 5. The Muppets 6. Moneyball 7. Take Shelter 8. The Guard 9. Rango 10. Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

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Critics Top Ten List 2011: Patty Jones

Patty Jones Georgia Straight The Tree Of Life Melancholia Midnight In Paris Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Bridesmaids Drive Le Havre Young Adult Hanna The Artist

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Critics Top Ten List 2011: Janet Smith

Janet Smith Georgia Straight Melancholia Martha Marcy May Marlene The Tree Of Life The Artist Circumstance Bridesmaids Hanna The Butcher, The Chef, and The Swordsman Hell and Back Again Beginners

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Critics Top Ten List 2011: Mark Harris

Mark Harris Georgia Straight Certified Copy Melancholia In a Better World Incendies Armadillo Another Year Shame Le Havre Winter in Wartime The Bang Bang Club

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Critics Top Ten List 2011: Steve Prokopy

Steve Prokopy Gapers Block 1. Drive 2. Martha Marcy May Marlene 3. Melancholia 4. 13 Assassins 5. Warrior 6. The Tree of Life 7. Moneyball 8. Midnight In Paris 9. The Artist 10. Young Adult

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Critics Top Ten List 2011: Jeremy Kirk

“The absolute best 2011 has to offer. It’s indicative of how well this year in movies has been that it was so difficult to get this list down to 10. There was a noticeable pain that came from having to cut some of those movies down to an honorable mentions list, but they are all works of cinema that are absolutely worth your time and effort.”

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Critics Top Ten List 2011: Matt Goldberg

” The movies on my Top Ten list became better on repeat viewings and I look forward to watching them again and again over the years.”

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Critics Top Ten List 2011: Josh Tyler

“To me it never matters what kind of movie it is, I’ll love it if it’s good. This list has the soul of a hero.”

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Dante Ferretti On Hugo

“The only thing I didn’t build was my pencil.” Dante Ferretti On Hugo

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Critics Top Ten List 2011: Kevin Jagernauth

Kevin Jagernauth The Playlist 1. Le Havre 2. The Artist 3. Take Shelter 4. Jane Eyre 5. The Interrupters 6. Drive 7. The Kid With A Bike 8. Shame 9. Beginners 10. The Tree Of Life

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Alan Rickman Looks Back On A Harry Potter Decade

Alan Rickman Looks Back On A Harry Potter Decade

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.

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One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump