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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.


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!


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?


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 [...]


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.