Year in Review: The Best of 2011

I know that I haven’t been writing lately. But I’ve been busy watching movies and reading and smoking cigarettes. I also have been working harder than Mitt Romney, which is pathetic in its own right. Anyway, if there’s anyone out there, here’s what I considered the Best of 2011, in order.

Best Films

“The Tree of Life”





“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

“A Dangerous Method”


“The Descendants”

“The Iron Lady”


“Captain America”


“Midnight in Paris”


“The Artist”

“My Week with Marylin”

“The Last Rites of Joe May”

“The Ides of March”

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

“Passion Play”

“Sucker Punch”


“X-Men First Class”



Best Director

Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”

Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”

Nicolas Winding Refn, “Drive”

Lars von Trier, “Melancholia”

David Cronenberg, “A Dangerous Method”

Best Actor

Michael Fassbender, “Shame”

Gary Oldman, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Hunter McCracken, “The Tree of Life”

Ryan Gosling, “Drive”

Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

Best Actress

Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”

Kiera Knightley, “A Dangerous Method”

Kristen Dunst, “Melancholia”

Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Melancholia”

Jodie Foster, “Carnage”

Best Supporting Actor

Albert Brooks, “Drive”

Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

Brad Pitt, “The Tree of Life”

Robert Forster, “The Descendants”

Kenneth Branagh, “My Week with Marylin”

Best Supporting Actress

Jessica Chastain, “The Tree of Life”

Carey Mulligan, “Shame”

Melanie Laurent, “Beginners”

Carey Mulligan, “Drive”

Kate Winslet, “Carnage”

Best Ensemble


“Tree of Life”

“A Dangerous Method”



Original Screenplay

“The Tree of Life”

“Midnight in Paris”




Adapted Screenplay


“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

“A Dangerous Method”



Best Television Programming


“George Harrison: Living in a Material World”

“Breaking Bad”


“Too Big to Fail”


Author: Frank Mengarelli

Everybody relax, Frank's here. After going to film school at Columbia College Chicago, Frank decided to underachieve with his vast knowledge of film into a career in civil service. Frank had a brief stint as a film blogger, and then he met the heterosexual love of his life, Nick Clement. The two instantly bonded over their love from everything to Terence Malick to THE EXPENDABLES films. Some of Frank's favorite filmmakers are Terence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvester Stallone, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. Some of his favorite films are THE TREE OF LIFE, STAR WARS (all of them), BAD LIEUTENANT, THE THING and ALL THAT JAZZ. Frank spends his free time with his dog Roger, collecting any Star Wars collectible he can find and trying to finish his pretentious, first person narrative novel(la), LARGE MEN IN SMALL CARS..

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