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The Ten Best Films I Saw In 2011

There were some great films released in 2011. Lars VonTrier, despite his Hitler comments at Cannes, produced another great work in Melancholia. Woody Allen served up his best film in years with Midnight In Paris. Kevin Smith tried something different and almost succeeded with his off-beat horror film Red State. Margin Call and The Ides Of March proved that decent drama is not yet dead. The much-maligned Apollo 18 breathed new life into the slowly fading mockumentary sub-genre, much like last years’ The Troll Hunter…

Insidious (2011)

Even the most casual film buff would immediately begin seeing similarities to the 80’s classic Poltergeist throughout Insidious. Their plots drift so dangerously close that passing the similarities off as mere homage is drawing a pretty long bow. If this was the only film Insidious resembled though, I may have been able to ignore it…

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

But how did we get to a point where an artificial, electronic life replaced the simple pleasures of existence? Those who can recall a time before the internet will know exactly what I’m talking about. All of those born with a USB port in their skull will be mumbling “huh?” and clicking away from this preamble to the next piece of celebrity gossip…

Hannah & Her Sisters (1986)

Annie Hall is nearly always cited as fidgety New Yorker Woody Allen’s best work. And while I’ll agree that it is a great movie, his best film will, for me, always be Hannah & Her Sisters. There are many reasons for this, and perhaps not the most insignificant being the amount of screen time that Allen has in this film (let’s face it, the guy can get annoying)…

Moon (2009)

Comparisons to science-fiction classics such as Silent Running and 2001: A Space Odyssey are obvious – but even though the film borrows from not only those films’ concepts but their sensibilities as well, Moon exists in its’ own atmosphere. Key to the films’ success is Sam Rockwell, an actor that has consistently chosen interesting roles throughout his career…

The 50 Best Movies of the Decade

But even with the influx of tedious CGI-based films, it must be said that the decade advanced the art of special effects with leaps and bounds, building steadily on the work first displayed in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park way back in 1993. These advancements alone allowed films such as The Lord Of The Rings trilogy to finally be put on screen the way it should be seen…

I See Films – Best Of The Decade

Guest writer for GritFX T-Shirts Adam Fay has recently posted his Top 100 Films of the last decade on his blog I See Films (so you don’t have to…)…Stay tuned to GritFX T-Shirts for Wadrick’s Top 50…

Slap Shot (1977)

The Charlestown Chiefs are a two-bit minor league hockey team on the verge of collapse. When the team enlists three sadistic, bespectacled brothers, their violent antics on the ice (they like to play with toys in their spare time) earn the Chiefs a new legion of fans. However, the increasing infamy is no guarantee of the teams’ salvation, and is less than admired by their star player…

Scorsese’s Shutter Island

Watch the trailer for Martin Scorsese’s new film Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley and Max Von Sydow…

James Cameron’s Avatar

Check out the freakin’ amazing trailer for legendary filmmaker James Cameron’s new sci-fi epic Avatar, scheduled for worldwide release on December 18th…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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