I saw a  couple of good films this past year that I would recommend to others:

The Ides of March in which George Clooeny does a first-rate job playing a presidential candidate who begins with high ideals, then begins to unravel until he is down in the trough with all the other cynics.  Strong story line that will keep you rivetted to your seats.

Margin Call is a  strong film about the financial crash on Wall Street.  An investment bank shoots the falls  of the financial crisis.  A  good look at the behind-the-scenes machination of the wily bankers.  Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons lead a great ensemble cast.

A  film that has not arrived yet but for which I am waiting impatiently is The Iron Lady, a biopic of Margaret Thatcher who is played by Meryl Streep in a performance that is garnering raves and could well lead to An Oscar.

A film that I do not plan to see is Spielberg’s War Horse, the saga of a steed being dragged through the mud of the Great War.  Some say it is the best movie ever made about a horse.  Nevertheless, I  have seen my fill of war movies and will give this one a skip.

Did you see any good films in 2011?

Tell us about them.


  1. 1
    John Says:

    I enjoyed both “The Help” and “Money Ball.” Looking forward to seeing the new Holmes film (Sherlock that is, not John ha-ha).

  2. 2
    Neil McKenty Says:

    I forgot about “Moneyball”. Someone recommended it to me. Is it about baseball?

  3. 3

    Yes, it`s about baseball. It`s also about finding new approaches to problems, standing your ground , and what goes into success , at least for athletes. very good movie, I felt.

  4. 4

    I’m poor these days so instead of seeing the customary 2-3 movies a week, I only pay to see that number in a year.

    Nevertheless,I saw two movies this year I will recommend:

    Terrence Malick’s “Tree of LIfe” and George Clooney’s “The Ides of March”.

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