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Forget The Artist Winning Best Picture Last Sunday – Here’s My Top Ten Films Of 2011

I am well aware that everybody else posted their ‘Best Of 2011’ lists at, well, the end of 2011 or back in January, but I wanted to be a little different. Mainly because I still had a fair few films to catch up on and because I wanted to compare my list to what the Academy deemed ‘fit’ and what eventually won.

So, finally, I present to you my Top Ten Films Of 2011. And when I say ‘Top Ten’, I mean what I enjoyed most as opposed to what I think I should say to be congratulated on. No, this is my Top Ten and simply that. And I’m pretty sure a lot of you won’t see my #1 coming – unless you follow me on Twitter (@iamnotwaynegale) in which case you’ve probably known for a while!

So, as usual, please leave comments if you want to argue this thing out – you’ll definitely realise I’m a sucker for big performances as opposed to big films – and check out my Top Ten below, starting with the films that didn’t quite make the cut: Continue reading

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What I’m Watching – March 2012

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry:

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! (Dir: Peter Lord, 2012) ***

Mirror Mirror (Dir: Tarsem, 2012) ****

We Bought A Zoo (Dir: Cameron Crowe, 2011) ***

21 Jump Street (Dir: Phil Lord, Chris Miller, 2012) ****

The Hunger Games (Dir: Gary Ross, 2012) ****

Moneyball (Dir: Bennett Miller, 2011) ****

Battle Royale (Dir: Kinji Fukasaku, 2000) ****

Whip It (Dir: Drew Barrymore, 2009) ****

27 Dresses (Dir: Anne Fletcher, 2008) **

Monster (Dir: Patty Jenkins, 2003) ***

Sleeping Beauty (Dir: Julia Leigh, 2011) **

The Future (Dir: Miranda July, 2011) ****

The Adjustment Bureau (Dir: George Nolfi, 2011) ***

Fargo (Dir: Joel Coen, 1996) *****

The Deep Blue Sea (Dir: Terence Davies, 2011) ****

2011 Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Award Nominations

The AWFJ have obviously had a lot of fun with their Actress Most In Need Of A New Agent and Hall Of Shame categories, but aside from that their choices aren’t particularly exciting (although they have opted for both Rickman and Serkis in the Best Supporting slot). Sacrilege occurs further down when naming Drive as a Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t, but the Most Egregious Age Difference category is rather amusing. Check out these rather unconventional nominations below: Continue reading