December 15, 2011

The Lair's Films of 2011

When it comes to end of year lists I always find it becomes a little tricky, as I am sure we all do. I prefer to call it a list of my personal favorites of the year, as opposed to a “Best of”, because I haven’t seen every film released during the year and I also think that calling it a best of is very much down to the individual. You can’t argue with what my favorite movies are. You may not like them but it doesn’t change the fact. “Best of” lists are a different matter, they are just ripe for argument.

There were films that could possibly have made the list, but a quick glance at what I have to review over the next couple of weeks means I will not be fitting in any movies outside of those.

Another point I will make about this list is whether or not they should qualify for a 2011 list. Submarine, for example, was a 2010 release in the UK but it didn’t hit the US until 2011, hence its inclusion. There are other films that could technically fall into this release date purgatory, but at the end of the day all had either a theatrical or DVD/Blu-ray release in 2011, unless of course they are yet to receive any official release, outside of Festivals and Screeners.

Anyway, enough jibber jabber and onto the lists. If I reviewed the movie this year, and in most cases I have, I have included the link to the review.

20. The Stool Pigeon (DVD) - Review

19. Atrocious (Theatrical Screener) - Review

18. Hobo with a Shotgun (On Demand) - Review

17. The Woman (Theatrical Screener) - Review

16. My Sucky Teen Romance (Screener) - Review

15. Kidnapped (Screener) - Review

14. Insidious (Theatrical and DVD) - Review

13.  Ip Man 2 (DVD) - Review

12. The Super (Screener) - Review

11. Beautiful Boy (DVD) - Review

10. The Collapsed (Screener) - Review

9. The Man From Nowhere (DVD) - Review

8. Absentia (Screener) - Review

7. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (DVD) - Review

6. YellowBrickRoad (DVD) - Review

5. Bereavement (DVD) - Review

4. Submarine (DVD) - Review

3.Bellflower (Theatrical Screener) - Review

2. Drive (Theatrical) 

1. A Horrible Way To Die (DVD) - Review




1 comment:

Sarah E. Jahier said...

Sigh...I've been seriously slacking on movie watching this year. I have a lot to catch up on!

I did love Insidious, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil and thought Kidnapped was pretty good. I thought Bereavement was ok (I like Malevolence better) but hated Hobo With a Shotgun...just couldn't get into it.

Great list...I can't wait to check out some of your picks I missed seeing this year!