THE CRITICS/HOLLYWOOD LIST THEIR CHOICES FOR BEST FILMS OF 2011…

The Descendants is up for all these award and critic honors? Seriously? Really?
I thought it was “ok” but will anyone care about it in 25 years?!?!? I don’t think so.

Michael Fassbender and Carrey Mulligan ignored for SHAME?
Steve McQueen ignored for SHAME? …I suppose it is because that film dared to show a brutally real depiction of sex addiction and loneliness and received an NC-17 rating.

I don’t know. It doesn’t matter. I just roll my eyes.

Makes me think of when I was about to start college in 1986 and BLUE VELVET failed to secure a nomination for Best Film while CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD and HANNAH AND HER SISTERS did. …I mean give me a break.

whatever.

I’ll stick with my Top 5:

SHAME
HESHER
BEGINNERS
THE FUTURE
BELLFLOWER

…I think these were the most artistically original, interesting, challenging and human films of the year.

WARRIOR and DRIVE also came really close for me.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS – Woody Allen is unable to write for characters under the age of 50. However, the fantasy sequences were fun. …but just fun. Unlike an artist of Claude Chabrol’s skill — Woody Allen has not been able to stay “current” — in fact, the last movie he made I really enjoyed was well over a decade ago — DECONSTRUCTING HARRY.

And, don’t even get me started on THE ARTIST and HUGO. ugh.

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t care because I hate it when valid art is considered less worthy than things that “sell” best at mall cineplex.

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