Saturday, March 3, 2012

My Definitive Cut, 2011

My Definitive Cut is an annual list recognizing the Top 10 Films and 5 Best Directors of each cinematic year. This year (01-Jan-2011 to 04-Mar-2012), I have reviewed 77 theatrically-released films and have narrowed them down to 16 nominees. 

The following are the selected nominees to compete for the Top 10 Films of 2011 (in alphanumeric order): 

50/50 (Jonathan Levine)
ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, THE (Steven Spielberg)
ARTIST, THE (Michel Hazanavicius)
BIUTIFUL (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
DESCENDANTS, THE (Alexander Payne)
DRIVE (Nicolas Winding Refn)
HUGO (Martin Scorsese)
ILLUSIONIST, THE (Sylvain Chomet)
MICMACS (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
POETRY (Lee Chan-dong)
SOURCE CODE (Duncan Jones)
THOR (Kenneth Branagh)
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (Tomas Alfredson)
TREE OF LIFE, THE (Terrence Malick)
WAR HORSE (Steven Spielberg)
WARRIOR (Gavin O'Connor)

My TOP 10 Films of 2011
1. HUGO
6. 50/50
8. POETRY
9. DRIVE
10. MICMACS

Honorable Mention

My Director's Cut, 2011
1. Martin Scorsese (HUGO)
2. Steven Spielberg (WAR HORSE)
3. Terrence Malick (THE TREE OF LIFE)
4. Sylvain Chomet (THE ILLUSIONIST)
5. Michel Hazanavicius (THE ARTIST)

Honorable Mention
6. Nicholas Winding Refn (DRIVE)

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