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2011: A Year in Review

CinĂŠmoi looks back at this year in film and selects the best of 2011...


2011 has seen another fantstic year in the world of film and cinema. We’ve seen the return of a legendary American filmmaker in Terrence Malick, who gave us his masterpiece The Tree of Lfe, as well as the return of silent films with Michel Hazanavicius’ Oscar tipped The Artist, as well as a whole host of great films from filmmakers such as Lynne Ramsay, Nicolas Winding Refn, Tomas Alfredson and Nanni Moretti. All of these fantastic films have taken us to some of the most prestigious film festivals such as Cannes, Venice and London and we have seen how they have been received around the world. 2011 really was a fantastic year for film and we can’t wait to see what 2012 has install for us...

As part of our review of 2011, we have picked a selection of out ‘Top 5’ films of the year. As a sign of how strong this year was, a remarkable number of brilliant films didn’t make it into our picks for 2011. Asif Kapadia’s enthralling Senna and the life affirming music film Benda Bilili! were two of this year’s best documentaries, while another silent film Le Quattro Volte also caught our eye. Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and Lars von Trier’s Melancholia were also mightily impressive but didn’t quite make theri way into our Top 5’s. So read on to see what we thought was the best of 2011...


Cinémoi Staff Picks of 2011 Julien’s Top 5 1. THE TREE OF LIFE 2. DRIVE 3. TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY 4. THE ARTIST 5. LOVE LIKE POISON

Oliver’s Top 5 1. MARGARET 2. WEEKEND 3. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN 4. THE TREE OF LIFE 5. THE ARTIST

Avalon’s Top 5 1. WEEKEND 2. THE ARTIST 3. THE SKIN I LIVE IN 4. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN 5. SUBMARINE


Axel’s Top 5 1. THE TREE OF LIFE 2. THE ARTIST 3. DRIVE 4. PATER 5. WE HAVE A POPE

Thomas’ Top 5 1. BLACK SWAN 2. THE KING’S SPEECH 3. THE TOWN 4. THE FIGHTER 5. INSIDE JOB

Jack’s Top 5 1. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN 2. TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY 3. THE ARTIST 4. WEEKEND 5. TOMBOY


Cinémoi's Review of 2011