I can't recall the last time I saw so many good films in one year, especially during the first six months – which, if you know where to look, is not as dead a period as you might think. I present to you now my list of the ten films I feel represent 2011 at its very best. I hope you enjoy it.
This Iranian masterpiece from writer/director Asghar Farhadi is in part an intrigue story but more so an intelligent, uncompromising examination of culture.
See the full review, "A Story of Responsibility and Truth".
Martin Scorsese's first foray into 3D family filmmaking is not only a beautiful story of friendship, but also a loving and engaging tribute to the history of cinema.
See the full review, "The Mystery of the Mechanical Man".
The relentless authenticity of this African children-of-war drama makes it more terrifying than just about any horror movie I can think of.
See the full review, "Children of War in a Story of Failure".
Growing up a shy kid in a quiet suburb of Los Angeles, Chris Pandolfi knows all about the imagination. Pretend games were always the most fun for him, especially on the school playground; he and his … more