2011

Published on: December 27th, 2014

a taste of Wormwood : INNOCENT SATURDAY

2011 TOP TEN
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..1… Innocent Saturday
(V Subbotu. Russia/Germany/Ukraine 2011)
Aleksandr Mindadze :25/28: (= 9/10)
..2… Elena
(Russia 2011 #>) Andrei Zvyagintsev :25:
..3..  Archipelago 
(UK 2010 #) Joanna Hogg : 25:
..4… small roads
(USA 2011) James Benning :23: (= 8/10)
..5… Sawdust City
(USA 2011) David Nordstrom :23: 
..6…
 Rango 
(USA 2011 #)  Gore Verbinski :23:
..7… 
Margaret
(USA 2008/11 #) Kenneth Lonergan :22: (= 8/10)
..8… 
Wrinkles
(Arrugas. Spain 2011) Ignacio Ferreras :22:
..9… Once Upon a Time In Anatolia
(Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da. Turkey etc 2011 #>) Nuri Bilge Ceylan :22:
..10… The Deep Blue Sea
(UK 2011) Terence Davies :22
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then 
{22/28} (8/10): Dreileben – One Minute of Darkness
{21/28} (8/10): # Animal KingdomThe Future; # Kaboom 
{20/28} (7/10): Adalbert’s DreamBallast, #> Damsels In Distress, Fightville, # Hobo With a Shotgun; #> Le Havre; # Moneyball; #Nader and Simin, A Separation (aka A Separation) ; # Source Code, # 13 Assassins, # Tomboy; Twenty Cigarettes, # Win Win, # Wuthering Heights
{19+??/28} : Vikingland
{19/28}: # The ArtistAttack the Block, Barzakh, # Cold Weather, Correspondance: Jonas Mekas – JL Guerin; Dreileben – Beats Being Dead (TV), Eighty Letters, Familiar Ground, # Hugo; # Kill List, The Last Buffalo Hunt, The Last Dogs of Winter, Mildred Pierce (TV mini); The Night Watchman, # Le Quattro Volte, # MelancholiaPescador, # Red Hill, Rose (Smarzowski), Rose and Jasmine, 7 Sins ForgivenStopped On TrackSwirl, #Viva Riva!Volcano, # Weekend, Without

.Comprising feature-length films which either had their world premiere in 2011, or else were released for the first time in the UK during 2011 (latter are marked with #; films scheduled for UK release in 2012 are marked #>).

Top performances of 2011 : categoris’d lists (UK new-releases only)

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UK releases in 2011 
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9/10
{25/28} Archipelago.
8/10 
{23/28} Rango.
8/10 {22} Animal Kingdom. Margaret.
8/10 {21} The FutureKaboom.
7/10 {20} BallastA Separation (aka Nader and Simin, A Separation). Source Code. 13 Assassins. Hobo With a Shotgun. Win Win. Wuthering Heights. Moneyball. Tomboy.
7/10 {19} The Artist. Attack the Block. Cold Weather. Hugo. Kill List. Le Quattro Volte (aka The Four Times ). Melancholia. Red Hill. Viva Riva!. Weekend.
7/10 {18} Incendies. True Grit. X-Men: First Class. Transformers – Dark of the Moon.
6/10 {17} Las Acacias. Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Fast Five. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. How I “Ended” This SummerLimitless. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Senna. Snowtown. Super 8. Tabloid. Take Shelter.
6?/10 {17?} Black Swan.
6/10 {16} Bridesmaids. The Eagle. The Fighter. Fright Night. Heartbeats. The Inbetweeners Movie. My Week with Marilyn. Page One – Inside the New York Times. The Peddler. Submarine. The Troll Hunter. Tyrannosaur.
6/10 {15} The Guard. Jane Eyre. The Light Thief. Midnight In Paris. Post Mortem. Thor. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Your Highness.
5+/10 {14+} The Deep Blue Sea. Putty Hill.
5/10 {14} AmerFarewell. Lemmy. Sweetgrass. The Tree of Life.
5/10 {13} Black Pond. Countdown to Zero. The Green Hornet. Immortals. The King’s SpeechPoetry. Texas Killing Fields.
5/10 {12} Battle Los Angeles. Paul. The Skin I Live In. Unknown.
4/10 {11} Beginners. Drive. I Am Number Four. The Ides of March. Killer Elite. Meek’s Cutoff. Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The Three Musketeers. Warrior. We Have A Pope (Habemum Papam)
4/10 {10} Conviction. Miss Bala. Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.
4/10 {9} Travellers.
3?/10 {8?} Attenberg.
3/10 {8} Tower Heist.
3/10 
{7} Our Day Will Come. This Our Still Life (aka Louyre)
3/10 {6} The Hangover Part II. We Need To Talk About Kevin.
2/10 {5} Blitz.
1/10 {2} Another Earth.

2011 world premieres 
9/10 {25/28} ElenaInnocent Saturday.
8/10 {23/28} Rango. Sawdust City. small roads.
8/10 {22/28} Dreileben – One Minute of Darkness (TV). Margaret. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. Wrinkles.
8/10 
{21/28} The Future. 
7/10 {20/28} Adalbert’s Dream. Damsels In Distress. Fightville. Hobo With a Shotgun. Moneyball. Nader and Simin, a Separation (aka A Separation). Tomboy. Twenty Cigarettes. Win Win. Wuthering Heights.
7+??/10 {19+??/28} Vikingland.
7/10 {19/28} The Artist. Attack the Block. Barzakh. Correspondence: Jonas Mekas – JL Guerin; Dreileben – Beats Being Dead (TV). Eighty Letters. Familiar Ground. Kill List. The Last Buffalo Hunt. The Last Dogs of Winter. Melancholia. Mildred Pierce (TV mini); The Night Watchman. Pescador. Rose (Smarzowski). Rose and Jasmine. 7 Sins Forgiven. Swirl. Volcano. Weekend. Without.
7/10 {18/28} AvéBattle of the Queens. The Color Wheel. Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel. The Education. House of Tolerance (aka House of Pleasures). Intro. Mama Illegal. A Mysterious World. X-Men: First Class. The Lifeguard. Stories That Only Exist When Remembered. Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
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