Saturday, December 31, 2011

A film within a film.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

10 moments to cherish...cinema 2011

  1. The above poster for Weekend. Beautiful.
  2. Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole. The best performance from one of the most interesting actors of this generation.
  3. Daft Punk's score for TRON: Legacy.
  4. Mother knows best. Donna Murphy may have voiced the greatest Disney villain yet.
  5. The passive aggressive relationship between Kirsten Wiig and Rose Byrne in Bridesmaids. Perfectly displayed through their competitive speech giving.
  6. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone go on a date in Crazy Stupid Love. I wish the rest of the film was as charming and enjoyable as this sequence.
  7. Howl was definitely not one of my favourite films of the year but it did contain one incredible moment, one that summed (and sums) how I feel right now.
  8. Miranda July establishing herself as one of the most exciting young (as this is just her second feature) filmmakers with The Future. I cannot wait to see what she does next.
  9. Melancholia.
  10. Maggie Smith dueling Alan Rickman. Then she commands the defense on Hogwarts. I'm no fan of the Harry Potter series but it was impossible not to celebrate this. Here's hoping for a spin-off.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Top of the class. Films 2011.

1. Melancholia
2. Rabbit Hole 
3. A Separation
4. Hugo 
5. Drive
6. Tangled
7. Blue Valentine
8. The Help
9. Tyrannosaur  
10. We Need To Talk About Kevin 

Notable mentions: Bridesmaids, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Senna, Source Code

Friday, December 30, 2011

My favourite shot of...The Boy Friend

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pocket full of sunshine x4

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top of the class. Performances 2011.

1. Olivia Colman in Tryannosaur
2. Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole
3. Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom
4. Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia
5. Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine
6. Ryan Gosling in Blue Valentine
7. Aaron Eckhart in Rabbit Hole
8. Tilda Swinton in We Need To Talk About Kevin
9. Tom Cullen in Weekend
10. Amy Adams in The Fighter 

Notable mentions: Charlotte Gainsbourg in Melancholia, Ryan Gosling in Drive, Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas in movies. 2011.

 
 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Top of the class. Direction 2011.

1. Lars von Trier for Melancholia 
2. Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive
3. Martin Scorsese for Hugo
4. John Cameron Mitchell for Rabbit Hole
5. Xavier Dolan for Heartbeats
6. Asghar Farhadi for A Separation
7. Derek Cianfrance for Blue Valentine
8. Lynne Ramsay for We Need To Talk About Kevin
9. Miranda July for The Future
10. Sean Durkin for Martha Marcy May Marlene

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How do you describe a feeling?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A film within a film.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Subtitled wisdom.

Monday, December 26, 2011

My year in films. 2011