2011 in Review

January 5, 2012


Number of films seen, excluding shorts: 241
Number of films seen for the first time, excluding shorts: 167

Pre-1920s: 0
1920s: 1 (0 first time viewings)
1930s: 8 (6)
1940s: 11 (7)
1950s: 16 (10)
1960s: 18 (11)
1970s: 19 (11)
1980s: 23 (11)
1990s: 24 (6)
2000s: 34 (21)
2010s: 87 (82)

40 best first time viewings of 2011, in alphabetical order

Adjuster,-TheThe Adjuster (Atom Egoyan, 1991, Canada)

Adventures-of-Tintin,-TheThe Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (Steven Spielberg, 2011, USA/New Zealand)

Attack-the-BlockAttack the Block (Joe Cornish, 2011, UK/France)

Bad-and-the-Beautiful,-TheThe Bad and the Beautiful (Vincente Minnelli, 1952, USA)

Bicycle-ThievesBicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948, Italy)

Blue-ValentineBlue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance, 2010, USA)

Catch-22Catch-22 (Mike Nichols, 1970, USA)

Cries-and-WhispersCries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972, Sweden)

Day-for-NightDay for Night (François Truffaut, 1973, France/Italy)

Deep-Blue-Sea,-TheThe Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies, 2011, UK/USA)

Deep-EndDeep End (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970, UK/West Germany)

Devil-and-Miss-Jones,-TheThe Devil and Miss Jones (Sam Wood, 1941, USA)

DriveDrive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011, USA)

Driver,-TheThe Driver (Walter Hill, 1978, USA/UK)

Get-CarterGet Carter (Mike Hodges, 1971, UK)

HannaHanna (Joe Wright, 2011, USA/UK/Germany)

Let-Me-InLet Me In (Matt Reeves, 2010, USA/UK)

Letter-from-an-Unknown-WomaLetter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls, 1948, USA)

Make-Way-for-TomorrowMake Way for Tomorrow (Leo McCarey, 1937, USA)

Man-Who-Fell-to-Earth,-TheThe Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976, UK)

MatineeMatinee (Joe Dante, 1993, USA)

New-World,-TheThe New World (Terrence Malick, 2005, USA/UK)

Oslo,-August-31stOslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier, 2011, Norway)

Quattro-Volte,-LeLe quattro volte (Michelangelo Frammartino, 2010, Italy/Germany/Switzerland)

RebeccaRebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940, USA)

Rosemary's-BabyRosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968, USA)

SennaSenna (Asif Kapadia, 2010, UK/France)

The-Skin-I-Live-InThe Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodóvar, 2011, Spain)

Stage-DoorStage Door (Gregory La Cava, 1937, USA)

Still-WalkingStill Walking (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2008, Japan)

TangledTangled (Nathan Greno/Byron Howard, 2010, USA)

Through-a-Glass-DarklyThrough a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman, 1961, Sweden)

To-Live-and-Die-in-L.A.To Live and Die in L.A. (William Friedkin, 1985, USA)

Tree-of-Life,-TheThe Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011, USA)

We-Need-to-Talk-About-KevinWe Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, 2011, UK/USA)

Whistle-Down-the-WindWhistle Down the Wind (Bryan Forbes, 1961, UK)

White-MaterialWhite Material (Claire Denis, 2009, France/Cameroon)

Witchfinder-GeneralWitchfinder General (Michael Reeves, 1968, UK)

Wuthering-HeightsWuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, 2011, UK)

Young-One,-TheThe Young One (Luis Buñuel, 1960, Mexico/USA)


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