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Bored Over Christmas? Here's Every Feature The Playlist Ran In 2011

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist December 24, 2011 at 10:00AM

The bulk of our time might be spent dealing with news on what's coming up, or reviews on what's just about to arrive, but we're not all about the future here at The Playlist. Once a week or so, we try to take an in-depth look at films gone by. Sometimes it's the work of an actor or a director, living or dead, retired or in the peak of their powers. Sometimes it's a particular genre. Sometimes it's whatever takes our fancy.
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Year In Features

The bulk of our time might be spent dealing with news on what's coming up, or reviews on what's just about to arrive, but we're not all about the future here at The Playlist. Once a week or so, we try to take an in-depth look at films gone by. Sometimes it's the work of an actor or a director, living or dead, retired or in the peak of their powers. Sometimes it's a particular genre. Sometimes it's whatever takes our fancy.

Barring Alfred Hitchcock rising from his grave and announcing he'll direct "Green Lantern 2," things are going to be fairly quiet round here for the next few days, it being Christmas and all. But while you're off celebrating the crucifixion of Santa, or whatever this whole holiday is about, we're not abandoning you; as our gift to you, you'll find below a collection of every feature we ran in 2011 (excepting preview pieces, which are sort of irrelevant). So whether you're fleeing quarreling relatives on Christmas Day, recovering from a food coma on the 26th, or trying not to work on the 27th, there should be something here for everyone. It is the length of a god damn novel, after all. Merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa, and see you in a few days. 

Retrospectives
Woody Allen Pt. 1 (1966-1990)
Woody Allen Pt. 2 (1992-2011)
Pedro Almódovar
Hal Ashby
Michael Bay
Claude Chabrol
George Clooney
David Cronenberg
Matt Damon

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Harrison Ford
Tom Hanks
Werner Herzog
Abbas Kiarostami
Sidney Lumet
Louis Malle
Ewan McGregor
Marilyn Monroe
Gary Oldman
Roman Polanski
Otto Preminger
Nicolas Roeg
Kevin Spacey
Steven Spielberg Pt. 1: The Spectacle
Steven Spielberg Pt. 2: The Serious Fare
Tilda Swinton
Andrei Tarkovsky
Lars Von Trier
Peter Weir

Nicolas Winding Refn

The Films Of Terrence Malick
Badlands
Days Of Heaven
The Thin Red Line
The New World
The Tree Of Life
The Lost Projects

Genre Primers
Offbeat/Cult Animations

Alien Invasion Movies
Time Travel Movies
Hitman/Assassin Movies
Horror Sequels
Whistleblower Movies
Movies About Politics
Foreign-Language Horror

Miscellaneous
When Great Directors Lose The Plot
10 Great Lost Projects
10 More Great Lost Projects
Is 2011 The Year Grown-Ups Started Buying Movie Tickets Again?
Will The Zombie Film Devour The Vampire Film?
The Jobs Henry Cavill Lost Before Landing Superman
Ten TV Shows Worth Skipping The Multiplex For
5 Music Video Directors Who Could Be The Next Big Thing
Who Were The Winners & Losers Of The Summer Of 2011?
Five Actors Who Could Star In The 'Doctor Who' Movie

2011: Best & Worst (still in progress...)
25 Best Movie Moments
Best Scores & Soundtracks
Breakthrough Performances
Underrated & Overrated
Top 10: Christopher Bell
Top 10: Drew Taylor
Top 10: Gabe Toro
Woman Of The Year: Jessica Chastain
Man Of The Year: Michael Fassbender

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