Finally done! Here’s a quick wrap up of the films that tickled my fancy last year :].
1. the tree of life
3. winnie the pooh
7. take shelter
8. attack the block
9. mission: impossible - ghost protocol
There are a few films that I haven’t seen so that top ten is subject to change. The following films also got my mind grapes flowing in 2011: melancholia, we need to talk about kevin, martha marcy may marlene, the descendants, 50/50, midnight in paris, bridesmaids, beginners, x-men: first class, harry potter and the deathly hallows: part 2, and rise of the planet of the apes.
Now… bring me 2012.
12:10 am • 7 January 2012 • 2 notes
3. Winnie the Pooh
It may seem odd to have Winnie the Pooh so high on my list, but this is honestly one of the most purely delightful films I saw in 2011. This romp is so charming because of the care and attention the filmmakers give these beloved characters, allowing each of them a chance to shine. The story is patently slight, like most of Pooh bear’s outings, but it’s smartly plotted, leaving neither a single frame nor bit of clever dialogue to waste. The film is also genuinely hilarious. It has a modern sense of humor right down to absurdity and comic timing, and it remains self-referential without ever being cynical. The musical sunshine of Zooey Deschanel’s voice is a welcomed addition to the Hundred Acre Woods, and Henry Jackman’s score is pitch perfect and gorgeously orchestrated. I should also mention that the hand drawn animation is downright pristine. Winnie the Pooh is a compact and infectiously joyous return to a huggable and honey-sweet land and reminds us why we’ve adored these characters since our childhood.
6:01 pm • 6 January 2012 • 6 notes