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Monday, January 02, 2012

Top films of 2011 go back in time, and many find success

Top films of 2011 go back in time, and many find success

The very best movies of the past year went back to the earliest years of cinema for their subject matter, but 100 or so years amount to just a few film frames when you consider that some of the other movies in this 10-best list went back to the dawn of time for their stories.

In any event, the end of the year is a natural time to think about the good, the bad and the ugly movies that came our way in 2011. It actually turned out to be a pretty good year in terms of the diversity of subjects and level of craftsmanship. Where the latter is concerned, it was reassuring to see that the trendy 3D process can be worthwhile when a crafty director is behind the camera; as for the more routine movies that tried to grab your attention by being released in 3D, well, not even the added dimension can help some movies.

This isn't the place to dwell on movies you forget even as you're watching them, of course, so let's celebrate the ones worth remembering in the years ahead...,0,5654066.story

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