2011 is over 25% gone, and so far there have been eight winners. Which, if any, will figure on ten-best lists nine months from now? Win Win, I’m thinking. What have I omitted?
HE’s best so far, in this order: Win Win, Hanna, Source Code, Cedar Rapids, In A Better World, Super, Applause and The Lincoln Lawyer.
Good, Okay, Approved: Rango, The Housemaid, Meet Monica Valour, Making The Boys (doc about Mart Crowley and The Boys in the Band), Insidious, The Last Lions.
Respectable But Doesn’t Get There: The Way Back, The Adjustment Bureau, Jane Eyre, The Dilemma, The Company Men, White Irish Drinkers.
Underbaked, Less is Less, Insufficient: Meek’s Cutoff, Certified Copy, Rubber, Ceremony, Hall Pass.
Worst (lowest-rated listed first): Your Highness, Sucker Punch, Paul, The Green Hornet, Battle: Los Angeles, Arthur, Miral, Cat Run.
Haven’t Seen ‘Em: Soul Surfer, Henry’s Crime, Blank City, Cold Weather.