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Tarantino & Me (2011)

I realized after 2011 that i didnt make my  top 2011 film list. out of all the years, ive been obsessed with film, i think 2011 was by far the worst year in film. well according to the golden globes and critic's choice awards, the films i liked werent even considered to be good enough for their top 10. although i still havent seen shame, war horse, the adventures of tin tin, and so on..., im going to   my list is going to be just fine without those films. i just came across quentin tarantino's top eleven films of 2011 and after looking at his list and the golden globe picks, i can say that my top 10 leans more to tarantinos side.

tarantino's top eleven of 2011:
1. midnight in paris
2. rise of the planet of the apes
3. moneyball
4. the skin i live in
5. x-men: first class
6. young adult
7. attack the block
8. red state
9. warrior
10. the artist / our idiot brother
11. the three musketeers

my top ten of 2011: (not in any order)
1. the tree of life
2. harry potter and the deathly hallows - part ii
3. rise of the planet of the apes
4. the help
5. midnight in paris
6. moneyball
7. 50/50
8. the skin i live in
9. martha marcy may marlene
10. beginners

after compiling my list, i honestly cant believe this list is IT. as a whole this list should be a goliath of film lists but it just seems so scattered. these are films that i truly thought were cinematically magnificent and worth raving over. close runner ups were---my week with marilyn, contagion, fast five, and maybe hanna. i know hugo shouldve been on this list and although it was the most beautiful 3d film ive ever seen, possibly even better than avatar, i wasnt so crazy about the story. and gasp! not even the girl with the dragon tattoo, the artist, the descendants made the cut! i must be going insane. blah blah blah. they were all great movies but not ground-breaking.  maybe my list wouldve been exactly like tarantino if i had watched the other movies he picked. i mean the three musketeers? did i miss something?

2011 was a very lazy year for film, except for terrance malick whos on a roll and making another film for 2012! and because of that, i know 2012 will be EPIC. and dont just hear it from me, look at this list for the most anticipated films of 2012. IT. IS. INSANE.

edit: after much thought, i think hugo deserves to be in the top ten list instead of midnight in paris. nuff said. booom!

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