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VILLAGE VOICE NATIONAL FILM CRITICS POLL 2011

Here is the Top 25 Best Films of the year as determined by 95 critics from across the country. This is, by far, the most comprehensive, democratic distillation of critical opinion that exists. You may not agree with some of the rankings, you may not have heard of some of the films, but this poll is a bellwether for where cinema is going and what it’s capable of.

1 The Tree of Life – on DVD
2 A Separation – not scheduled for release
3 Melancholia – on DVD
4 Certified Copy – release date May 22, 2012
5 Mysteries of Lisbon – on DVD
6 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives – on DVD
7 Margaret – not scheduled for release
8 Meek’s Cutoff – on DVD
9 Drive – on DVD
10 Take Shelter – on DVD
11 Hugo – on DVD
12 A Dangerous Method – on DVD
13 Martha Marcy May Marlene – on DVD
14 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – on DVD
15 The Descendants – on DVD
16 Weekend – not scheduled for release
17 The Artist – not scheduled for release
18 Poetry – on DVD
19 Shame – release date April 17, 2012
20 Film Socialisme – on DVD
21 The Interrupters – on DVD
22 Tuesday, After Christmas – on DVD
23 A Brighter Summer Day – not scheduled for release
24 The Arbor – on DVD
25 The Autobiography Of Nicolae Ceausescu – not scheduled for release

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