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1. A Separation A Separation will become one of those enduring masterpieces watched decades from now.
2. Shame Michael Fassbenders brave, uncompromising performance is at the center of Steve McQueens merciless film about sex addiction.
3. The Tree of Life A film of vast ambition and deep humility, attempting no less than to encompass all of existence and view it through the prism of a few infinitesimal lives.
4. Hugo Could anyone but Scorsese have made this subject so magical and enchanting?
5. Take Shelter Director Jeff Nichols builds his suspense carefully.
6. Kinyarwanda [A]n independent film of great emotional impact.
7. Drive Drive looks like one kind of thriller in the ads, and it is that kind of thriller, but also another and a rebuke to most of the movies it looks like.
8. Midnight in Paris A fabulous daydream for American lit majors.
9. Le Havre Aki Kaurismaki is a Finnish director who makes dour, deadpan comedies about people who shrug their way through misfortune. They have a hypnotic fascination for me.
10. The Artist What audacity to make a silent film in black and white in 2011, and what a film Michel Hazanavicius has made!
11. Melancholia The details matter less than the grand overarching mood.
12. Terri He may be a kid who is fat and weird, but hes much more than fat and weird.
13. The Descendants George Clooney in one of his best performances.
14. Margaret [W]hats important is the conflict between the young womans perfectionism and things as they are.
15. Martha Marcy May Marlene [B]uilds on the strong Elizabeth Olsen to show how easily groups can control their members.
16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 [A] solid and satisfying conclusion.
17. Trust The bravest thing about David Schwimmers Trust is that it doesnt try to simplify.
18. Life, Above All The seriousness and solemnity with which she performs this task is heart-rending and heart-warming.
19. The Mill and the Cross Any description would be an injustice It is a film before which words fall silent.
20. Another Earth This one doesnt presage the end of the world, but represents perhaps our very same Earth, in another universe that has now become visible.
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