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BEST OF THE BEST OFS: Canadian Films and Critics 2011
December 27, 2011
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The year's almost up, and lots of Canadian critics have weighed in on the best films - and even some of the best film companies - of the year, both in this country and around the world. Here's a look at some of their lists, and a glimpse at what made the experts take notice.

cronenbergfeature.jpgPlayback Magazine's Best of 2011

Best Director: David Cronenberg
Best Distributor: Entertainment One
Best Production Company: micro_scope's Top 11 Films of 2011

1. 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'
2. 'Attack the Block'
3. 'Submarine'
4. 'Melancholia'
5. 'Warrior'
6. 'Drive'
7. 'Detention'/'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol'
8. 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
9. 'Win Win'
10. 'Midnight in Paris'
11. 'Hanna'

treeoflifefeature.jpgNOW Toronto's Top 10 Movies of 2011

1. The Tree of Life
2. Meek's Cutoff
3. Another Year
4. Take Shelter
5. The Trip
6. Project Nim
7. The Illusionist
8. Café de flore
9. Beginners
10. Young Adult

monsieurlazharfeature.jpgVoir's Cinéma québécois 2011 Top 5

1. 'Monsieur Lazhar'
2. 'Le vendeur'
3. 'En terrains connus'
4. 'Nuit #1'
5. 'Jaloux'

bodyguardfeature.jpgThe Vancouver Observer's Best Bollywood Movies of 2011
1. 'Bodyguard'
2. 'Ra.One'
3. 'Rockstar'
4. 'Yamla Pagla Deewana'

treeoflife2feature.jpgToronto Film Critic's Association's Best of 2011

Best Picture - 'The Tree of Life'
Best Actor - Michael Shannon, 'Take Shelter'
Best Actress - Michelle Williams, 'My Week With Marilyn'
Best Supporting Actor - Christopher Plummer, 'Beginners'
Best Supporting Actress - Jessica Chastain, 'Take Shelter'
Best Screenplay - 'Moneyball'
Best First Feature - 'Attack the Block'
Best Animated Feature - 'The Adventures of Tintin'
Best Foreign-Language Film - 'Mysteries of Lisbon'
Allan King Documentary Award - 'Nostalgia for the Light'
Rogers Canadian Film Award Finalists - 'Café de flore', 'A Dangerous Method', and 'Monsieur Lazhar'

attacktheblockfeature.jpgAskMen Canada's Best Movies of 2011

Best "Foreign Language" Film - Attack the Block
Best R-Rated Comedy - Horrible Bosses
Best 3D Movie - Hugo
Best Summer Movie - Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Best Nostalgia Trip - The Artist
Best Doomsday Movie - Take Shelter
Best Sports Movie - Moneyball
Best Oscar Bait - The Descendants
Best Bromance - 50/50
Best Guy Movie - Drive

cafedeflore1feature.jpgTIFF's Top Ten Canadian Canadian Movies of 2011, in alphabetical order

'Café de flore'
'A Dangerous Method'
'Edwin Boyd'
'Hobo With a Shotgun'
'Monsieur Lazhar'
'Take This Waltz'
'Le vendeur'

5050moviefeature.jpgThe Canadian Press's Top Ten Movies of 2011, in alphabetical order

'Crazy, Stupid, Love'
'Ides of March'
'Midnight in Paris'
'The Muppets'
'Take Shelter'
'War Horse'

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