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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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh