Saturday, August 04, 2012

my Alex IMovieland awards, 4th edition: Episode 3/4: Best Picture & Director

These were the 2011 films that impressed me the most: 2 or 3 classics and some good ones, but overall not a fabulous year, with plenty of disappointments. 

List of eligible/seen films (62):

50/50, The Adventures of Tintin, Albert Nobbs, Anonymous, The Artist, Beginners, A Better Life, Bridesmaids, Carnage, A Cat in Paris, Certified Copy, Chico & Rita, Contagion, Coriolanus, A Dangerous Method, The Descendants, Drive, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Hanna, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Help, Hugo, The Ides of March, The Iron Lady, J. Edgar, Jane Eyre, Like Crazy, Margaret, Margin Call, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Meek’s Cutoff, Melancholia, Midnight in Paris, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Moneyball, The Muppets, My Week with Marilyn, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Potiche, Puss in Boots, Rampart, Rango, Real Steel, Rio, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Scream 4, A Separation, Shame, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Skin I Live In, Super 8, Take Shelter, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Tree of Life, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, W.E., War Horse, Warrior, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Weekend, Young Adult

And my choices:


My number one is a masterpiece and the best film I've seen in YEARS. A film for the soul, like no other done before. The Tree of Life is an experience.

1. The Tree of Life

2. Drive

3. Melancholia

4. A Separation

5. Shame

and then also:

6. Young Adult

7. War Horse 

8. Take Shelter

9. Weekend

10. Hanna


11. Moneyball
12. Margin Call
13. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
14. Contagion
15. Like Crazy


16. Bridesmaids
17. The Adventures of Tintin
18. The Help
19. Meek's Cutoff
20. Jane Eyre


This category was very interesting this year, with a lot of auteurs bringing their best; this Top 5 is very competitive, with lots of different directing styles. That being said, my number one was obvious, as I consider it the highest achievement of the year, in any category.

Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life

2.Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive

3. Lars von Trier - Melancholia

4. Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

5. Steve McQueen - Shame

6. Kelly Reichardt - Meek's Cutoff
7. Steven Spielberg - War Horse
8. Jeff Nichols - Take Shelter
9. Tomas Alfredson - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
10. Bennet Miller - Moneyball


11. Stephen Daldry - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
12. Steven Spielberg - The Adventures of Tintin
13. Martin Scorsese - Hugo
14. Asghar Farhadi - A Separation
15. Joe Wright - Hanna


dinasztie said...

Surprise!!! :D

It's pathetic that TTOL is only 6,9 on imdb now. Brilliant film. I can't wait for the acting awards!

Runs Like A Gay said...

Nice choice, and although I was more baffled than amazed I completely support your passion for such a work of art.

Alex in Movieland said...


Tree of Life's imdb rating is beyond ridiculous... ugh.


yes, I had some really arrogant choices this year. :)