Oliver's Top 10 Films of 2011

by Oliver Skinner
December 20, 2011 1:00 PM
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This is the first in a series of film-related lists here on The Lost Boys this week... Check back for more, and enjoy Oliver's 10 best films of 2011 below:

10. PINA (dir: Wim Wenders)
Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost.  Pina Bausch

PINA


9. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (dir: Woody Allen)
If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.  Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Midnight in Paris


8. SAMSARA (dir: Ron Fricke)
Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Samsara


7. OSLO, AUGUST 31ST (dir: Joachim Trier)
I don't care if it's a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place I like to know I'm leaving it. If you don't, you feel even worse.  J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Oslo, August 31st


6. CAFÉ DE FLORE (dir: Jean-Marc Vallée)
Long you live and high you fly
smiles you give and tears you'll cry
all you touch and all you see
is all your life will ever be.

Pink Floyd, Speak To Me/Breathe

Cafe de Flore


5. FAUST (dir: Aleksandr Sokurov)
The devil went down to Georgia, he was looking for a soul to steal...  Charlie Daniels

Faust


4. HUGO (dir: Martin Scorsese)
For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.  Alfred Hitchcock

Hugo


3. MELANCHOLIA (dir: Lars von Trier)
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.  Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Melancholia


2. THE TURIN HORSE (dir: Béla Tarr)
Gott ist tot. ("God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.")  Friedrich Nietzsche

The Turin Horse


1. THE TREE OF LIFE (dir: Terrence Malick)
The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.  Jesus

The Tree of Life

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2 Comments

  • the internet | December 31, 2011 5:47 PMReply

    Because random quotes from sources completely unrelated to the films definitely give me a sense of why these are your top movies. look how fucking artsy you are.

  • Ernie | December 28, 2011 1:25 AMReply

    Very arresting visual choices as well as perfect quotes.

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