posted Thursday, December 22nd, 2011by yam magazine | Comments (27)
Tie.-Â MelancholiaÂ (dir. Lars Von Trier),Â ShameÂ (dir. Steve McQueen),Â Super 8Â (dir. J. J. Abrams),Â The Tree of LifeÂ (dir. Terrence Malick)
DriveÂ (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)
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A very interesting mix of films. I still need to see We Need to Talk About, Shame, 50/50, and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Though it looks like I will need to track down both Sunny and Caterpillar as well.
Julyssa Reply:December 23rd, 2011 at 5:03 am
@CS, I really recommend those two movies. According to me, those are the among the best Asian releases of this year.
aww midnight in paris! that film makes me so happy. while i didn’t like super 8 or tree of life, there were some good ones on this list. Thanks for sharing!
Rodrigo Reply:December 23rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm
@Candice Frederick, I can understand not liking Tree of Life, but what’s wrong with Super 8 for you? I thought it was pretty entertaining and surprisingly great.
amy Reply:December 24th, 2011 at 1:18 am
@Rodrigo, I bet it was the overdone explosions haha xD
I am a little surprised that Midnight made it to number one, but at the same time I am not.
amy Reply:December 23rd, 2011 at 9:22 pm
@Julyssa, I think it was the movie with most distribution within our picks. For example, more people would have voted for Drive (I think) if they had seen it.
I haven’t seen most of these movies! D: I have some catching up to do!
Hey check out (and like) an awesome video interview with the talented Tilda Swinton, who currently stars in the movie “We Need to Talk about Kevin” at: http://culturecatch.com/vidcast/tilda-swinton
Yes! Sunny -barely- made it! The power of the vote. The power of the vote. I guess Hugo wasn’t seen by enough people yet.
Rodrigo Reply:December 23rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm
@ghost, I bet that if the rest of the YAM team voted, Sunny wouldn’t have made it there. But at least I’m glad that Harry Potter didn’t got to be part of the list. :)
amy Reply:December 24th, 2011 at 1:17 am
@Rodrigo, but that’s because not enough people are watching Sunny ;D LOL
Rodrigo Reply:April 16th, 2012 at 9:32 am
@amy, Re-visiting my point about Sunny… I think I would have voted for it if I’ve seen it and if it stands better against the “supposed to be great” films that I haven’t seen yet (Shame, Help, Shelter, etc.). But then we could have had cases like Juan who liked it, but not so much.
It could be a 50/50 thing. Film versus voters.
Julyssa Reply:December 26th, 2011 at 11:02 am
@Rodrigo, Don’t diss my Korean entertainment or we will have issues.
Rodrigo Reply:December 26th, 2011 at 6:13 pm
@Julyssa, I’m willing to give Sunny a shot if you want me to. But if we all had access to every single film worldwide, would Sunny crack in or not? It all comes down to voters, availability, taste and memory for rankings.
Julyssa Reply:December 26th, 2011 at 11:03 am
@ghost, *high-fives* I’ve seen the movei five times and each time I just love it more!
amy Reply:December 26th, 2011 at 6:22 pm
@Julyssa, woahhhhh – five times already? I’ve seen it six times hahaha but you just watched it, so you’re totally winning xD
Drive v Tinker Tailor v Captain America
I need to watch Sunny asap
Giacomo Lee Reply:December 25th, 2011 at 5:43 am
actually, Submarine v Drive as number one favourite. Submarine was made in 2010 but came out in UK this year.
Source Code was also good
amy Reply:December 26th, 2011 at 6:23 pm
@Giacomo Lee, you should have voted! LOL Drive and Midnight in Paris would have had a vote-off.
Interesting list … still so many supposed “good” films I need to see.
I forgot to vote for Bridesmaids!
amy Reply:December 29th, 2011 at 4:17 pm
@Julyssa, I had no space for Bridesmaids xD
I’m so shame faced. As of 25 December, I’ve only seen two films this year…I think, because I don’t even remember the first one I saw. Wow!
Seriously, I think I need to see La Piel que Habito. One of my favourite singers does (or is featured on) the soundtrack — Buika! Anyway, let’s hope next year’s a better year for film for me :(
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Totally agree that Drive was one of the best films of 2011. Good to see it take such a high spot. I actually preferred the film to Midnight In Paris but both were excellent.
I was glad to see Gary Oldman nominated for his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy which was another favourite from the year.
amy Reply:January 25th, 2012 at 3:06 pm
@Dan, I gotta admit – the second time I saw Drive… it wasn’t as good as the first time, so it’s actually dropped from my ranking a bit haha. Haven’t had the time to re-watch Midnight in Paris, so I have no idea how it compares to my first time though.
And… I gotta admit, I was bored with Tinker Tailor, but I’m glad Oldman is nominated all the same.
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