TAKE SHELTER (2011)

Take Shelter is a slow-burned gripping drama thriller delivered remarkably by Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain with their captivating acting combined with Jeff Nichols’ profound direction. Emotionally impelling with intricate twist.

ANOTHER EARTH (2011)

Though the technical work might look amateur-ish, the screenplay is out of this world. Endearing. “The only way to save his sanity is to fall in love with this sound. So he closes his eyes and he goes into his imagination, and then he opens them. He doesn’t hear ticking anymore. He hears music. And…

SHAME (2011)

If you want to know how dedicated Fassbender is as an actor, watch the fascinating Fassy huge surprises in the first 7 mins of Shame *ahem*. Joke aside, despite of its obscene, full frontal x-rated display, Shame is a captivating emotional journey of afflictive dependency. Fassy really puts his finest attempt out there to convey…

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011)

“Paris in the morning is beautiful. Paris in the afternoon is charming. Paris in the evening is enchanting. But Paris after midnight is magic.” Woody Allen knows exactly how to sell the melancholy side of Paris. I guarantee you’ll be loving Paris more just by seeing the very first minute of it. Midnight in Paris…

THE DESCENDANTS (2011)

‎”Paradise can go fuck itself.” The Descendants surprised me by its often comedic manner. The adapted screenplay is pretty much solid and well-written (loving the voice-over narration and the hysterical remarks!). However, The Descendants is a little bit overrated with all the awards hype. I do enjoy Clooney’s performance in this side of drama, but…

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2011)

Rooney Mara is the soul of this film. Her mind-blowing and committed performance is probably the only thing that stands out (alongside the uber cool opening title sequence) in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.