The Artist (****)
A silent film in the time of 3D invasion! What more can we ask to revisit the glorious time of Hollywood as it experimented different genres. The Artist is a splendid entertainer.
The Descendants (****)
George Clooney is at it again. This time, he’s playing the not-so-cool dad who tries to repair broken relationships with his comatose wife and rebellious daughters. Apart from Clooney, Shailene Woodley as the troubled teenager comes next in terms of fine performances.
Midnight in Paris (****)
Woody Allen’s love letter to the literary greats of 1920s, Midnight in Paris is astonishingly a rework of the Allen magic last witnessed in Annie Hall and, Hannah and Her Sisters.
Male tearjerkers are slowly building up thanks to the efforts of indie filmmakers. In 50/50, Joseph Gordon-Levitt proves why he’s the new face of comedy-dramas. Based on the actual experiences of screenwriter Will Reiser, 50/50 is a sensational film.
Margin Call (***)
J.C. Chandor’s impressive film has a fine grip on its viewers. Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Zachary Quinto perform well in this cast ensemble that also includes the likes of Paul Bettany, Demi Moore and Stanley Tucci. Margin Call is not a mystery film. But, it has the likes of a thriller.
The following films are included in the “Ten Best Films of 2011” list:
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows