Silent Films in the 21st Century? One Made Our List for Best Films of 2011

Image Credit: Wikimedia
In my infinite film geekery, I was led to pondering what the best films of last year were. Being mentally steeped in the filmic affairs of our current year (which largely consists of defending/justifying the flaws in The Dark Knight Rises), I was required to reach into the recesses of memory a bit for this one. I was however, able to come up with this quite authoritative list.
Silent Films in the 21st Century? One Made Our List for Best Films of 2011
Image Credit: Wikimedia
In my infinite film geekery, I was led to pondering what the best films of last year were. Being mentally steeped in the filmic affairs of our current year (which largely consists of defending/justifying the flaws in The Dark Knight Rises), I was required to reach into the recesses of memory a bit for this one. I was however, able to come up with this quite authoritative list.
Start Slideshow >
Honorable Mention

Tree Of Life – Director Terrence Malick’s jarring meditation on (what else) life and death, not at all hurt by the brilliance of Sean Penn at its center.


Drive – Director Nicholas Winding Refn’s crime flick is beautifully shot, with an awesome soundtrack. It tends to take its time building character and tension before exploding in bursts of shocking violence, much like Tarantino’s recent work.


Rango – I was glad to see a talking animal CG flick I could actually enjoy, one with some of the best character design and atmosphere I’ve ever seen, and pop culture references that did not annoy the living hell out of me (It borrows liberally from Chinatown!). Not to mention an often-hilarious lead performance from Johnny Depp as the titular chameleon.


Bridesmaids – A very convincing case for the star potential of Kristen Wiig, who is supported by some of the funniest women around in this pitch perfect comedy.


Warrior – Tom Hardy. That is all.


Thus concludes my fair and balanced list of 2011’s best films. You think you know better? Give it a shot.


Error parsing XSLT file: \xslt\ListTags.xslt