March 25th, 2017

Top 20 films of 2011, part two

I began writing for this little blog on the second day of the Melbourne International Film Festival and, surprisingly for me, have managed to keep it going for more than a week. Now if that doesn’t deserve a celebration I don’t know what does, so to bring my first six months of Cinema Quest to […]

Top 20 films of 2011, part one

I began writing for this little blog on the second day of the Melbourne International Film Festival and, surprisingly for me, have managed to keep it going for more than a week. Now if that doesn’t deserve a celebration I don’t know what does, so to bring my first six months of Cinema Quest to […]

Quentin Tarantino’s best films of 2011

Some pretty big surprises in his top 12.

Tom Clift’s best films of 2011

Spoiler: Tree of Life didn’t make the list: 2011, like all years, has been an enormous blend of films ranging from the good to the bad, the excellent to the atrocious, and of course, the atrociously overrated. For my money, no film has received more absurdly hyperbolic attention than the one sure to top many […]

Rich Haridy’s best films of 2011

Saving the best for last, Rich Haridy has shown up every other film blogger in Australia by producing a magnificently-edited video compilation to accompany his top ten.

Luke Buckmaster’s year-end wrap up

No prizes for guessing that these wouldn’t be enumerated, but Crikey‘s Luke Buckmaster has his year-end lists up: films, male performances and female performances. I haven’t begun to compile mine yet, but I think if I were to list my favourite performances of the year my picks would be very similar to his.

Glenn Dunks’ best films of 2011

A couple of interesting choices.

Matthew Toomey’s best and worst films of 2011

Brisbane-based film critic Matthew Toomey joins the party with his list of the best and worst of the year.

Lee Zachariah’s best films of 2011

As if compiling a list of ten films isn’t difficult enough, Lee Zachariah of the Bazura Project and Hell is for Hyphenates has begun to list his top fifty films of 2011, plus a bonus list of the ten best documentaries of the year. I love his rationalisation for having such a large list, too: […]

Roger Ebert’s best documentaries of 2011

Noted documentary-phile Roger Ebert has listed his 20 favourite documentaries of the year to go with his list of favourite feature films. Those who know Ebert’s favourite film of the 1990s will not be surprised by #1.