By robbiefreeling | REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog January 3, 2011 at 6:08AM
Now’s the time of year when we piss people off. And trust us, though our annual 11 Offenses column (oh, how we could go higher than 11…) incites the angriest mail and message board postings we get, we do not do this for attention (completely). We genuinely hated sitting through these movies. When they receive nothing but accolades, it only makes our ire grow stronger. Though some claim these articles are oppositional, even opportunistic, we prefer to think of them as vital correctives. Our picks have stood the test of time thus far: looking back at past 11 Offenses columns, we must say we have no regrets (anyone who still thinks Slumdog Millionaire is a good movie simply cannot be your friend; Juno continues to annoy the living hell out of us; no, Southland Tales was not a misunderstood masterpiece, sorry fellow cinephiles; the memory of watching The Lovely Bones still gives us the skeezies; does anyone even remember Babel?). Which of this year’s releases are most likely to end up in the trash bins of cinematic history? Read on!