2011 was a great year for movies! As good a year as I can remember. Of course, you would not know that from the Oscar nominations. It was a big year for death, revenge and mental illness. Sign me up!
I spent most of the year only seeing the movies that people wouldn’t shut up about. And then those movies turned out to be Super 8 and Drive. I’ve spent the past couple months furiously catching up, with a little help from sneaking around and whatever the exact opposite of SOPA is. Thus, I’m only now confident that I have seen all the movies I need to in order to make a proper top 10. Except there’s still lots that I need to see, especially documentaries and foreign films. But who among us can’t say they should see more documentaries and foreign films? Please note that my rankings are practically a formality. I will be giving numbers 9-1 five stars on Netflix (sorry, Pedro).
I’m putting the list behind a break so as not to infuriate people.
"Bannon dramatizes the theme of Palin’s persecution at the hands of her enemies in the media and both political parties, a notion the former governor has long embraced. Images of lions killing a zebra and a dead medieval soldier with an arrow sticking in his back dramatize the ethics complaints filed by obscure Alaskan citizens, which Palin has cited as the primary reason for her sudden resignation in July of 2009."
— The Sarah Palin Disaster Movie - Joshua Green - Politics - The Atlantic
"I don’t like Israel’s Palestinian policies. But I am not Mel Gibson. I am definitely not Mel Gibson. I am the opposite. I have been to all these concentration camps and I think that the Holocaust is the worst crime in humanity. And I was naïve. Coming from Denmark, I thought this was some time ago and we should open up a little. This was wrong. It was stupid of me and I apologize for the pain I have inflicted on some people. If anyone would like to hit me, they are perfectly welcome. I must warn you, though, that I might enjoy it. So maybe it’s not the right kind of punishment."
— Lars Von Trier