2011 is at an end as everyone is posting their year-end list of the best films of 2011. Well, these lists for me are never-ending as there's a lot of films that haven't been seen and all of that. There's still a bunch of films I'm trying to see as some haven't arrived in Atlanta just yet. Here are the films I'm trying to see that are playing in theaters right now or are set to arrive in theaters in the coming weeks: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Artist, A Dangerous Method, Carnage, and A Separation.
Then there's foreign film titles like The Kid with a Bike, Once Upon a Time in Antola, and Turn Me On, Dammit! plus whatever possible foreign film Oscar nominees that I want to see. There's also Le Havre that I want to see and some other 2011 films that I've missed out.
Among the films of 2011 that I'm eager to see are: Win, Win, The Future, Senna, Attack the Block, Bellflower, Into the Abyss, Martha Marcy May Marlene, The Interrupters, Rampart, Beats, Rhymes, and Life, Rango, Terri, Project Nim, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
I've thought about putting Like Crazy, Another Earth, and Restless in there but considering the lukewarm reviews it has received. I'd rather wait till they arrive on TV. Beginners and Meek's Cutoff I know have been in some 2011 lists but since they've played festivals in 2010, I consider them to be 2010 films. There's a downside for me when it comes to these lists as I consider myself to be a perfectionist when I do these things. So the list you're going to see is an unofficial list. Until I catch up with all of the good films of 2011, I will create an official and "final" list. Here is the Unofficial 25 Films of 2011... so far:
9. Take Shelter
12. Young Adult
15. Pearl Jam Twenty
18. The Muppets
24. Source Code
There isn't going to be a worst films list as I don't consider Sucker Punch nor Cars 2 to be among the worst films of that year. I will say that of the 2011 films that I was able to see on TV. Films like The Roommate, Just Go with It, Hall Pass, and Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son are pretty much far worse than the mediocre films I went to see in 2011. Yet, I don't think any of those films will be as a bad as something like Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, Transformers 3, Green Lantern, or anything else that is from Adam Sandler or Michael Bay. Next time, if a film I want to see is playing nearby that is getting pretty lukewarm reviews. I better make sure I see something else with it that is very good.
Well, that's pretty much all I have to say for now. I'll have another 2011 list once I am able to catch up on everything else that was out worldwide and make a definitive list as well as do one for 2010 that I didn't get a chance to do.