December 31, 2011

2011 Year in Review - Mike's Top 10 of 2011

My Top 10 of 2011:

1. Drive
2. Margaret
3. The Kid with a Bike
4. The Guard
5. Le Havre
6. Tree of Life
7. Another Happy Day
8. Midnight in Paris
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Hugo 

Honorable Mention: A movie nobody liked except me, whose many flaws I recognize but still for some reason I really enjoyed: Cowboys & Aliens

Beyond the top 10:

11. The Way
12. A Separation
13. I Saw the Devil
14. Take Shelter
15. The Muppets
16. Poetry (Shi)
17. The Trip
18. Shame
19. Beginners
20. Win Win

I also really dug:
-The hilariously absurd guilty pleasure New Kids Turbo
-Bad Teacher, one of the funniest films of the year
-The Skin I Live In, another outstanding effort from Pedro Almodovar
-Melancholia
-Margin Call
-Everything Must Go
-The Artist
-The Mill and the Cross
-The Descendents
-We Need to Talk About Kevin
-Moneyball
-Project Nim
-Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

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