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The Movies of 2011: World Premieres
 By Grade // By Title, with Full Reviews

Top Ten List

1. The Tree of Life Dir. Terrence Malick. Hunter McCracken, Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt A
2. Sleeping Beauty Dir. Julia Leigh. Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie A
3. Elena Dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev. Nadezhda Markina, Andrei Smirnov, Elena Lyadova A
4. The Turin Horse Dir. Béla Tarr. János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos A–
5. Margaret Dir. Kenneth Lonergan. Anna Paquin, J. Smith-Cameron, Jeannie Berlin A–
6. The Interrupters Dir. Steve James. Documentary about anti-violence workers A–
7. Pina Dir. Wim Wenders. Performance collage of Pina Bausch's famous dances A–
8. A Separation Dir. Asghar Farhadi. Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sarina Farhadi A–
9. Miss Bala Dir. Gerardo Naranjo. Stephanie Sigman, Noe Hernandez, Miguel Couturier A–
10. Melancholia Dir. Lars von Trier. Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland A–

Remainder of Films Screened

Faust Dir. Aleksandr Sokurov. Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinsky, Isolda Dychauk A–
House of Tolerance Dir. Bertrand Bonello. Alice Barnole, Iliana Zabeth A–
The Snowtown Murders Dir. Justin Kurzel. Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall A–
Weekend Dir. Andrew Haigh. Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Loretto Murray A–

The Artist Dir. Michel Hazanavicius. Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman B+
Corpo Celeste Dir. Alice Rohrwacher. Yle Vianello, Salvatore Cantalupo B+
Damsels in Distress Dir. Whit Stillman. Greta Gerwig, Annaleigh Tipton B+
A Dangerous Method Dir. David Cronenberg. Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley B+
Drive Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn. Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston B+
Goodbye, First Love Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve. Lola Cré;ton, Sebastian Urzendowsky B+
In the Family Dir. Patrick Wang. Patrick Wang, Trevor St. John, Sebastian Banes B+
The Kid with a Bike Dirs. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Thomas Doret B+
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Dir. Brad Bird. Tom Cruise, Paula Patton B+
Rampart Dir. Oren Moverman. Woody Harrelson, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver B+
A Simple Life Dir. Ann Hui. Deannie Yip, Andy Lau, Wang Fuli, Qin Hailu, Paul Chun B+
Tomboy Dir. Céline Sciamma. Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson B+
War Horse Dir. Steven Spielberg. Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson B+

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Dir. Göran Hugo Olsson. Documentary B
Bombay Beach Dir. Alma Har'el. Documentary about eccentric Salton Sea community B
Bridesmaids Dir. Paul Feig. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd B
Circumstance Dir. Maryam Keshavarz. Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai B
The Color Wheel Dir. Alex Ross Perry. Alex Ross Perry, Carlen Altman, Bob Byington B
Contagion Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law B
Coriolanus Dir. Ralph Fiennes. Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave B
Elles Dir. Małgorzata Szumowska. Juliette Binoche, Anaïs Demoustier, Joanna Kulig B
The Future Dir. Miranda July. Miranda July, Hamish Linklater, David Warshofsky B
Girl Walk // All Day Dir. Justin Krapnick. Anne Marsen, Daisuke Omiya, John Doyle B
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Dir. David Fincher. Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara B
Hanezu Dir. Naomi Kawase. Tôta Komizu, Hako Ohshima, Tetsuya Akikawa, Akaji Maro B
Hanna Dir. Joe Wright. Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander B
Higher Ground Dir. Vera Farmiga. Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, Dagmara Dominczyk B
Jane Eyre Dir. Cary Fukunaga. Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell B
Kinyarwanda Dir. Alrick Brown. Hadidja Zaninka, Edouard Bamporiki, Cassandra Freeman B
Like Crazy Dir. Drake Doremus. Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence B
A Little Closer Dir. Matthew Petock. Eric Baskerville, Parker Lutz, Sayra Player B
The Loneliest Planet Dir. Julia Loktev. Hani Furstenberg, Gael García Bernal B
Michael Dir. Markus Schleinzer. Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Gisella Salcher B
Mildred Pierce Dir. Todd Haynes. TV Miniseries. Kate Winslet, Morgan Turner B
Moneyball Dir. Bennett Miller. Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ken Medlock B
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Yilmaz Erdoğan B
Outside Satan Dir. Bruno Dumont. David Dewaele, Alexandra Lemätre, Christophe Bon B
Pariah Dir. Dee Rees. Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Kim Wayans, Charles Parnell B
Play Dir. Ruben Östlund. Sebastian Blyckert, Kevin Vaz, John Ortiz, Sebastian Hegmar B
Polisse Dir. Maïwenn. Joeystarr, Marina Foïs, Karin Viard, Frédéric Pierrot, Arnaud Henriet B
Project Nim Dir. James Marsh. Documentary about humans training a chimpanzee B
Putty Hill Dir. Matt Porterfield. James Siebor, Jr., Sky Ferreira, Zoe Vance, Charles Sauers B
Rango Dir. Gore Verbinski. Animated. Voices of Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Ned Beatty B
Shame Dir. Steve McQueen. Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale B
The Skin I Live In Dir. Pedro Almodóvar. Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes B
This Is Not a Film Dirs. Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb. Jafar Panahi B
The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni Dir. Rania Stephan. Documentary B
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Dir. Tomas Alfredson. Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch B
Warrior Dir. Gavin O'Connor. Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison B
The Wise Kids Dir. Stephen Cone. Molly Kunz, Tyler Ross, Allison Torem, Stephen Cone B

Another Earth Dir. Mike Cahill. Brit Marling, William Mapother, Kumar Pallana B–
Crazy, Stupid, Love Dirs. Glenn Ficarra, John Requa. Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling B–
Fast Five Dir. Justin Lin. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson B–
Footnote Dir. Joseph Cedar. Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Micah Lewensohn B–
Friends with Kids Dir. Jennifer Westfeldt. Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott B–
Fright Night Dir. Craig Gillespie. Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Colin Farrell B–
The Ides of March Dir. George Clooney. Ryan Gosling, George Clooney B–
Killer Joe Dir. William Friedkin. Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple B–
Margin Call Dir. J.C. Chandor. Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Stanley Tucci B–
Martha Marcy May Marlene Dir. Sean Durkin. Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson B–
Oslo, August 31st Dir. Joachim Trier. Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner B–
Return Dir. Liza Johnson. Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, Talia Balsam, John Slattery B–
Silent House Dirs. Chris Kentis, Laura Lau. Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese B–
The Slut Dir. Hagar Ben Asher. Hagar Ben Asher, Ishai Golan, Stav Yanai, Daria Furman B–
Sound of My Voice Dir. Zal Batmanglij. Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling B–
The Sunset Limited Dir. Tommy Lee Jones. TV Movie. Samuel L. Jackson B–
Take Shelter Dir. Jeff Nichols. Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Tova Stewart B–
This Must Be the Place Dir. Paolo Sorrentino. Sean Penn, Frances McDormand B–
Too Big to Fail Dir. Curtis Hanson. TV Movie. William Hurt, Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti B–
Tyrannosaur Dir. Paddy Considine. Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan B–
We Need To Talk About Kevin Dir. Lynne Ramsey. Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller B–
Without Dir. Mark Jackson. Joslyn Jensen, Ron Carrier, Darren Lenz, Brooke Bundy B–
Wuthering Heights Dir. Andrea Arnold. Solomon Glave, James Howson, Shannon Beer B–
You're Next Dir. Adam Wingard. Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen, Nicholas Tucci B–

Alps Dir. Giorgos Lanthimos. Aggeliki Papoulia, Johnny Verkis, Ariane Labed C+
The Beaver Dir. Jodie Foster. Mel Gibson, Anton Yelchin, Jodie Foster C+
A Better Life Dir. Chris Weitz. Demián Bichir, José Julián, Joaquin Cosío C+
Bullhead Dir. Michaël R. Roskam. Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval C+
Carnage Dir. Roman Polanski. Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet C+
The Deep Blue Sea Dir. Terence Davies. Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston C+
The Help Dir. Tate Taylor. Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer C+
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Dir. Marshall Curry C+
Kill List Dir. Ben Wheatley. Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley, MyAnna Buring, Emma Fryer C+
Le Havre Dir. Aki Kaurismäki. Andre Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Kati Outinen C+
Love Is in the Air Dir. Simon Staho. Emma Sehested Høeg, Gustav Hintze, Anton Honik C+
The Muppets Dir. James Bobin. Jason Segel, Amy Adams, voice of Peter Linz C+
Paranormal Activity 3 Dirs. Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost. Chloe Csengery C+
Win Win Dir. Thomas McCarthy. Paul Giamatti, Alex Shaffer, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale C+
Winnie-the-Pooh Dirs. Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall. Animated C+
Your Sister's Sister Dir. Lynn Shelton. Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt C+

Another Happy Day Dir. Sam Levinson. Ellen Barkin, Ezra Miller, Daniel Yelsky C
A Burning Hot Summer Dir. Philippe Garrel. Jérôme Robart, Louis Garrel, Céline Sallette C
The Details Dir. Jacob Aaron Estes. Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney C
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Dir. Stephen Daldry. Thomas Horn, Sandra Bullock C
The Guard Dir. John Michael McDonagh. Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle C
Haywire Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum C
Immortals Dir. Tarsem Singh. Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans C
J. Edgar Dir. Clint Eastwood. Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts C
The Lincoln Lawyer Dir. Brad Furman. Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe C
Making the Boys Dir. Crayton Robey. Documentary about legacy of The Boys in the Band C
Midnight in Paris Dir. Woody Allen. Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard C
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Dir. Rupert Wyatt. Andy Serkis, James Franco C
Take This Waltz Dir. Sarah Polley. Michelle Williams, Luke Riley, Seth Rogen C
Trishna Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Roshan Seth, Meeta Vashisht C
X-Men: First Class Dir. Matthew Vaughn. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender C
Young Adult Dir. Jason Reitman. Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson C

The Adjustment Bureau Dir. George Nolfi. Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie C–
Bernie Dir. Richard Linklater. Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey C–
Hugo Dir. Martin Scorsese. Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley C–
The Hunter Dir. Daniel Nettheim. Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor, Sam Neill C–
The Iron Lady Dir. Phyllida Lloyd. Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head C–
Kryptonite! Dir. Ivan Cotroneo. Luigi Catani, Valeria Golino, Luca Zingaretti C–
My Week with Marilyn Dir. Simon Curtis. Eddie Redmayne, Michelle Williams C–
Source Code Dir. Duncan Jones. Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga C–

Albert Nobbs Dir. Rodrigo García. Glenn Close, Janet McTeer, Mia Wasikowska D+
Friends with Benefits Dir. Will Gluck. Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Woody Harrelson D+
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dir. Lasse Hallström. Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor D+

The Descendants Dir. Alexander Payne. George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller F


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