As 2011 is about to go not so silently into the night, it’s once again time to look back and try to recognize the 10 best films of last year. Well, again, the 10 best films I actually saw. It is almost a problem that I see so many older pictures and usually it’s frowned upon to include oldies in these type of lists. And I have yet to see films like The Artist, Nadir and Simin, Melancholia or Pina 3D. I’m sure at least one of those would justify a place in the top 10, but hey, it’s a new list in 2012! So, without much more of the ado, here is the list! And just to mix things up a bit, the films are presented in the order they were seen.
Another Year Mike Leigh would quite possibly have topped this list if I started with number 1. As always with his films, the main selling poitn are the performances. What is the film about you might ask, well it’a actually just another year. Thats all. But the last scene of the film is what’s really doing it for me. It captures the films essence in a way that I have never seen before. If you havn’t seen it, come on! Just see it already.