Roger Ebert’s Top 20 Films of 2011

Roger Ebert is a legend in the world of film critics.  I don’t know of anyone in the field (myself included) who doesn’t consider him some sort of an influence.  I personally look forward to his end of the year list as much as anyone, especially in these later years where he’s started to have a different outlook than he used to.  Instead of 10 films, he’s cited 20 as the year’s best.  These are his choices…

1. A Separation
2. Shame
3. The Tree of Life
4. Hugo
5. Take Shelter
6. Kinyarwanda
7. Drive
8. Midnight in Paris
9. Le Havre
10. The Artist
11. Melancholia
12. Terri
13. The Descendants
14. Margaret
15. Martha Marcy May Marlene
16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
17. Trust
18. Life, Above All
19. The Mill and the Cross
20. Another Earth

Honorable mentions: 13 Assassins, Beginners, Boy Wonder, Certified Copy, The Future, The Guard, Higher Ground, I Will Follow, J Edgar, The Last Rites of Joe May, Le Quattro Volte, Margin Call Meek’s Cutoff, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Moneyball, Mysteries of Lisbon, My Week with Marilyn, The Princess of Montpensier, Rango, A Screaming Man, Silent Souls, Tyrannosaur, Queen to Play, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and The Whistleblower.

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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.


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