Best and Worst Films of 2011

Best Picture

The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick

THE TREE OF LIFE

Rounding out the Ten Best Films of 2011:

  1. The Turin Horse, Bela Tarr
  2. Melancholia, Lars Von Trier
  3. Shame, Steve McQueen
  4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Tomas Alfredson
  5. Margaret, Ken Lonergan
  6. Poetry, Lee Chang-Dong
  7. Rango, Gore Verbinski
  8. Pina, Wim Wenders
  9. Coriolanus, Ralph Fiennes

Honorable mention:

WEEKEND

  1. The Descendants, Alexander Payne
  2. War Horse, Steven Spielberg
  3. A Separation, Asghar Farhadi
  4. Martha Marcy May Marlene, Sean Durkin
  5. Weekend, Andrew Haigh

Best Actor

Michael Fassbinder, Shame

Michael Fassbinder in SHAME

Considered:

  1. George Clooney, The Descendants
  2. Michael Shannon, Take Shelter
  3. Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  4. Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Actress

Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk about Kevin

Tilda Swinton in WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

Considered:

  1. Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
  2. Anna Paquin, Margaret
  3. Yun Jung-Hee, Poetry
  4. Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Supporting Actor

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Chrsitopher Plummer in BEGINNERS

Considered:

  1. Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method
  2. Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
  3. The Entire supporting cast of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Best Supporting Actress

Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus

Vanessa Redgrave in CORIOLANUS

Considered:

  1. Jeannie Berlin, Margaret
  2. Melissa McCarthy, Bridemaids
  3. Smith-Cameron, Margaret
  4. Jessica Chastain, Tree of Life

Director: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Considered:

  1. Bela Tarr, The Turin Horse
  2. Lars Von Trier, Melancholia
  3. Steven McQueen, Shame
  4. Tomas Alfredson, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Most Overrated Films:

HUGO
Scorsese’s HUGO was a mess
  1. Hugo, Martin Scorsese
  2. The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
  3. Drive, Nicholas Winding Refn
  4. The Ides of March, George Clooney
  5. Incendies, Denis Villeneuve
  6. Moneyball, Bennett Miller

 

Biggest Disappointment

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Worst Picture

Red Riding Hood

RED RIDING HOOD

Rounding out the ten worst films of 2011:

  1. Cowboys and Aliens
  2. Green Lantern
  3. Sucker Punch
  4. Battle: Los Angeles
  5. Madea’s Big Happy Family
  6. The Roommate
  7. Arthur
  8. The Immortals
  9. Atlas Shrugged

Worst Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Immortals

Worst Actress: Amanda Seyfried, Red Riding Hood

Worst Supporting Actor: James Woods, Straw Dogs

Worst Supporting Actress: Julie Christie, Red Riding Hood

Worst Director: Catherine Hardwicke, Red Riding Hood

Kevin Costner Award for Distinguished Career in Mediocrity: Tyler Perry

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