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Top 10 Best Movies of 2011

by Eric Melin on January 3, 2012

in Top 10s

Before I started tallying up the movies that made the biggest impression this year, I thought it may have been a weak year for film. It turns out I was dead wrong. Although only one film this year made my hair stand up on end, there were plenty of moving, adventurous, and original films in 2011.

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Sick of reading and watching videos? Need something to argue about with yourself while driving? In podcast #39, Eric and Trevan catch up with the big holiday releases Melancholia, The Descendants, Hugo and The Muppets!

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Another precursor to the Oscars, the National Board of Review has named HUGO the 2011 Best Film of the Year. Will it affect the 2012 Academy Awards?

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The holidays have sunk their teeth into the meaty flesh of middle-America’s soft underbelly, gripping their prey like some kind of lock-jawed Komodo dragon that only releases its victim when it can feel the pulse beat out its last faint thump. This, of course, is entirely fair, what with the brain-dead consumer-base infecting all elements [...]

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Martin Scorsese isn’t really the kind of director you would expect to mount a big-budget family film, but once its clear that the beautifully shot ‘Hugo’ is both an adventure movie and a love letter to restoring classic cinema, it all makes sense.

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