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    The Year In Review, Part One -- The Notable Highlights & Lowlights Of January-June 2011

    Well, with twelve months basically in the can, it’s time to put the year to bed, and hopefully, into a little perspective. 2011 was, well, just another year in movies, and that's not to say it was an uninteresting year, it's just that while things are evolving, and not always for the better, Hollywo...

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    Drew Taylor's Favorite Films Of 2011

    2011 was undoubtedly the year of Terrence Malick's "Tree of Life." It just wasn't for me. After winning the Palme d'Or on the same day that I saw the movie, I was left feeling baffled. Like I had missed something.

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    Gabe Toro's Best Films Of 2011

    Great art challenges. Bad art flatters. But those of us who don’t dedicate our lives to film don’t always seek to be challenged. Sometimes we want to experience art at our leisure. One doesn’t schedule, or plan the impact of art (making a film review deceptive, as it can never be a critics’ final th...

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    Critical Consensus: EW's Owen Gleiberman and Elle's Karen Durbin On "Dragon Tattoo" and 10 Best Lists

    Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleibmerman and Elle magazine's Karen Durbin take on David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and year-end top 10 lists.

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    The Playlist's Woman Of The Year 2011: Jessica Chastain

    To start things off, there was really only one choice for The Playlist's inaugural Woman of the Year 2011, an actress who was virtually unknown twelve months ago, but has appeared in no fewer than seven films that premiered at film festivals or went into wide release over the course of the year, wit...

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    'The Tree of Life' Tops Toronto Critics Awards

    Terrance Malick's "The Tree of Life" led the winners of the Toronto Film Critics Association's annual awards, taking both best picture and best director prizes.

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    From Bloody Murders To Bridesmaid Speeches: The 25 Best Movie Moments Of 2011

    The great Howard Hawks once famously said that what makes a good film is "three great scenes, and no bad ones." While we'd argue that that's not an absolute hard-and-fast rule, he wasn't far off. With 2011 providing a number of above-average films, there've been plenty of m...

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    The Alternate 2011: Who Nearly Directed Or Starred In The Most Notable Movies Of The Year?

    2011 hasn't been too shabby for the movies. But even in a year such as this, there's that niggling feeling of what could have been. With the process of picking a director and casting a film seemingly more public than ever, thanks to rumors leaking and trades running short-list stories, it...

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    Awards Mania As 'The Artist,' 'The Tree Of Life' & 'The Descendants' Earn Top Critic Organization Honors

    Sunday was a major day for Oscar prognosticators, as a number of critics organizations went live with their end-of-2011 honors. Some films gained support, and some lost quite a bit of steam, but for those of you who look at the whole thing like a horse race, there was a lot of movement amongst a thi...

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