2011 Movie Roundup: 109-129

Last chunk of the movies I saw in 2011 for the first time. See also: 1-21, 22-42, 43-64, 65-86, 87-108.

109. Paris is Burning (1990)-- Another one of my favorite films I saw in 2011. Fascinating look at drag culture in New York in the late 80s. I adore every personality in this film. Just delightful.

110. Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)-- This documentary actually gave me some respect for the mythical Madonna. As much as the voiceover narration sounds contrived or as needy for attention (theater kid-level neediness) as Madonna acted, I could appreciate that what she was doing on this tour was hard work. It also gave me a glimpse of Madonna before the pretentiousness/fake British accent.

111. The Thin Blue Line (1988)-- Another haunting documentary from Errol Morris, this time involving a murder.

112. Girl, Interrupted (1999)-- Remember when Angelina Jolie was super weird and Winona Ryder was relevant? I enjoyed this look at 1960s mental hospitals quite a bit.

113. Breaking Dawn: Part 1 (2011)-- Wedding porn and terrible relationships. Billy Burke's Charlie continues to be the best character in these films.

114. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)-- It was fine. I've lost steam with this franchise. Good thing it's over.

115. Hugo (2011)-- Absolutely delightful. Even Sacha Baron Cohen captured my heart.

116. Larry Crowne (2011)-- Meh.

117. Network (1976)-- A satire that works just as well today as it did in 1976.

118. Babes in Toyland (1961)-- Very 1960s Disney.

119. Boys Don’t Cry (1999)-- Impressed by the performances in this film.

120. The Bounty Hunter (2010)-- I can't really say I disliked this movie. It was amusing enough for a Saturday afternoon.

121. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)-- Enchanting. Great visuals, fun horror story.

122. Come Early Morning (2006)-- I adore Ashley Judd, and I enjoyed watching her in a sweet, small scale film.

123. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1990)-- Delightful, funny, great small humorous moments. Gary Oldman and Tim Roth play off each other well.

124. The Piano Teacher (2001)-- Sexual repression and piano playing. Really depressing.

125. Weekend (2011)-- LOVE. An indie romance that felt honest.

126. Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (2011)-- Fun, more coherent than the first Guy Ritchie take on Sherlock Holmes. Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law are a pleasure to watch.

127. Tangled (2010)-- Decent animated musical, although it's still harping on the "revised humor fairytale" genre that's been ubiquitous for the last decade. However, I am obsessed with the sidekick chameleon and his cute little chameleon hands/feet.

128. Algiers (1938)-- Love this film and the doomed romance between a hidden criminal and an engaged French woman. Apparently this film was inspiration for both Casablanca and Pepé Le Pew.

129. Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)-- Surprisingly fun gnome version of Romeo and Juliet. Using James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as voice talents doesn't hurt.


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