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The Best of 2011?

Every year, the KFS likes to offer you a compendium of opinions as to the best films distributed the previous year.
As the movie industry and movie-viewing habits continue to evolve, the KFS is proud to have been able to provide you
with another year of unique film titles which showed nowhere else in town.
Once again, your dedicated attendance and passionate support of our efforts have made it all possible.
For that, the board of the KFS would like to express their deepest appreciation.  We remain steadfast in our quest to provide you with your only local opportunity to see Big Apple titles at Little Theatre prices and we look forward to seeing you and your friends throughout 2012.

Thank you for helping provide your community with GREAT films !!

In 2011 our lineup of titles included:

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
My Dog Tulip
Somewhere
Another Year
The Illusionist
Poetry
Of Gods and Men
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Beginners
Tabloid
The Whistleblower
I Am Secretly An Important Man
The Guard

If you'd like to submit your Top Ten titles to this page (with or without your name) we'd be delighted to add them. We're sure the world would be equally delighted to see your selections as well.

Thanks for helping us keep the fine art of filmmaking up on the big screen at The Little Theatre in Kalamazoo.

Katherine Lamphier / Kalamazoo
 1. Melancholia
 2. Beautiful Boy
 3. Le Havre
 4. A Separation
 5. Martha Marcy May Marlene
 6. Of Gods and Men
 7. Take Shelter
 8. Midnight in Paris
 9. The Artist
10. Tabloid

Stephanie Zacharek / Movieline
 1. The Artist
 2. Melancholia
 3. Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy
 4. Midnight in Paris
 5. Jane Eyre
 6. Le Havre
 7. Bill Cunningham New York
 8. Pina
 9. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
10. Drive

Stephen Holden / The New York Times
 1. The Descendants
 2. Of Gods and Men
 3. The Tree of Life
 4. Margin Call
 5. Melancholia
 6. We Were Here
 7. Incendies
 8. A Dangerous Method
 9. Certified Copy
10. Moneyball

Joe Morgenstern / The Wall Street Journal
 1. A Separation
 2. The Artist
 3. Bridesmaids
 4. Buck
 5. The Descendants
 6. Midnight in Paris
 7. Moneyball
 8. Of Gods and Men
 9. The Tree of Life
10. Young Adult


A.O. Scott / The New York Times
 1. Bridesmaids
 2. A Brighter Summer Day
 3. Cedar Rapids
 4. A Dangerous Method
 5. The Descendants
 6. The Future
 7. The Help
 8. Incendies
 9. Into the Abyss
10. Margin Call
11. Meek's Cutoff
12. Mysteries of Lisbon
13. Le Quattro Volte
14. The Tree of Life
15. Tuesday, After Christmas
16. War Horse
17. Warrior
18. Weekend
19. Weekend
20. Wiinie the Pooh
21. Young Adult

Roger Ebert / Chicago Sun-Times
 1. A Separation
 2. Shame
 3. The Tree of Life
 4. Hugo
 5. Take Shelter
 6. Kinyarwanda
 7. Drive
 8. Midnight in Paris
 9. Le Havre
10. The Artist

Michael Phillips / The Chicago Tribune
 1. Poetry
 2. Moneyball
 3. Certified Copy
 4. The Descendants
 5. The Interrupters
 6. Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
 7. A Separation
 8. The Tree of Life
 9. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
10. Weekend

Kenneth Turan / Los Angeles Times
 1. The Clock
 2. The Artist
 3. City of Life and Death
 4. Like Crazy
 5. Midnight in Paris
 6. Of Gods and Men
 7. Poetry
 8. A Separation
 9. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
10. Win Win

Ty Burr / The Boston Globe
 1. Hugo
 2. Drive
 3. The Clock
 4. The Artist
 5. Le Quattro Volte
 6. A Separation
 7. Bill Cunningham New York
 8. Moneyball
 9. Win Win
10. Limitless

Mike Giuliano / Baltimore Sun
 1. Hugo
 2. The Artist
 3. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
 4. The Descendants
 5. Midnight in Paris
 6. The Tree of LIfe
 7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
 8. Moneyball
 9. Nostalgia for the Light
10. Rise of the Planet of the Apes


The American Film Institute

 1. The Descendants
 2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
 3. The Help
 4. J. Edgar
 5. Hugo
 6. Midnight in Paris
 7. Moneyball
 8. The Tree of Life
 9. War Horse
10. Bridesmaids

J. Hoberman / The Village Voice
 1. A Dangerous Method
 2. Melancholia
 3. Mysteries of Lisbon
 4. Aurora
 5. Seekign the Monkey King
 6. To Die Like a Man
 7. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
 8. Hugo
 9. J. Edgar
10. United Red Army

J. R. Jones / Chicago Reader
 1. Of Gods and Men
 2. Bridesmaids
 3. The Tree of Life
 4. Terri
 5. Tabloid
 6. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
 7. The Elephant in the Living Room
 8. The Wise Kids
 9. Beautiful Boy
10. Margin Call

Lisa Kennedy / The Denver Post
 1. Moneyball
 2. The Tree of LIfe
 3. Martha Marcy May Marlene
 4. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
 5. The Descendants
 6. Bridesmaids
 7. Beginners
 8. A Separation
 9. Hugo
10. Nostalgia for the Light

Amy Biancolli / The Houston Chronicle
 1. The Artist
 2. Midnight in Paris
 3. The Descendants
 4. Bill Cunningham New York
 5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Psrt 2
 6. The Illusionist
 7. Nostalgia for the Light
 8. Of Gods and Men
 9. The Adventures of Tintin
10. Take Shelter

Shawn Levy / The Oregonian
 1. Hugo
 2. The Interrupters
 3. The Guard
 4. Mildred Pierce
 5. How to Die in Oregon
 6. On the Bowery
 7. Rango
 8. The Skin I Live In
 9. We Need to Talk About Kevin
10. Beginners

Andrew O'Hehir / Salon
 1. Poetry
 2. Melancholia
 3. Take Shelter
 4. Coriolanus
 5. Mysteries of Lisbon
 6. A Separation
 7. Drive
 8. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
 9. Meek's Cutoff
10. Putty Hill

 

David Edelstein / New York Magazine
 1. The Adventures of Tintin
 2. Beginners
 3. Coriolanus
 4. The Descendants
 5. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
 6. Hell and Back Again
 7. Into the Abyss
 8. Margin Call
 9. Mysteries of Lisbon
10. War Horse

David Denby / The New Yorker
 1. Hugo
 2. The Tree of Life
 3. Margin Call
 4. Certified Copy
 5. A Separation
 6. Contagion
 7. The Descendants
 8. J. Edgar
 9. Source Code
10. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Wesley Morris / Boston Globe
 1. Margaret
 2. Le Quattro Volte
 3. Drive
 4. The Interrupters
 5. City of Life and Death
 6. Poetry
 7. 3
 8. Weekend
 9. Contagion
10. The Future

Mick LaSalle / San Francisco Chronicle
 1. The Artist
 2. My Week With Marilyn
 3. One Day
 4. Bridesmaids
 5. Like Crazy
 6. We Were Here
 7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
 8. Midnight in Paris
 9. Moneyball
10. Love Crime

Steven Rea / The Philadelphia Inquirer
 1. The Artist
 2. Beginners
 3. The Descendants
 4. Jane Eyre
 5. Melancholia
 6. Moneyball
 7. Of Gods and Men
 8. Take Shelter
 9. The Tree of LIfe
10. The Trip

Peter Rainer / The Christian Science Monitor
 1. A Separation
 2. Of Gods and Men
 3. Like Crazy
 4. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
 5. The Descendants
 6. Into the Abyss
 7. Win Win
 8. Certified Copy
 9. Rejoice and Shout
10. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Scott Tobias / The Onion
 1. Meek's Cutoff
 2. Certified Copy
 3. A Separation
 4. The Tree of Life
 5. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
 6. Martha Marcy May Marlene
 7. Drive
 8. Weekend
 9. Margaret
10. The Arbor


Owen Glieberman / Entertainment Weekly
 1. The Tree of Life
 2. The Descendants
 3. Bridesmaids
 4. A Separation
 5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
 6. Beginners
 7. Rampart
 8. Crazy, Stupid, Love
 9. The Trip
10. Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol

Peter Travers / Rolling Stone
 1. Drive
 2. The Artist
 3. The Descendants
 4. Moneyball
 5. Midnight in Paris
 6. Hugo
 7. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
 8. Margin Call
 9. The Tree of Life
10. War Horse / The Help / Harry Potter and
      the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Richard Corliss / Time
 1. The Artist
 2. Hugo
 3. Detective Dee and the Mystery
     of the Phantom Flame
 4. The Tree of Life
 5. War Horse
 6. Super 8
 7. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
 8. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
 9. Rango
10. Fast Five

Lisa Schwarzbaum / Entertainment Weekly

 1. Melancholia
 2. Bridesmaids
 3. The Artist
 4. Hugo
 5. A Separation
 6. The Descendants
 7. Pina
 8. Moneyball
 9. The Interrupters
10. Beginners

Ann Hornaday / The Washington Post
 1. Meek's Cutoff
 2. The Descendants
 3. Moneyball
 4. Buck
 5. Beginners
 6. Take Shelter
 7. Nostalgia for the Light
 8. The Trip
 9. Drive
10. Win Win

Christy Lemire / The Associated Press
 1. Martha Marcy May Marlene
 2. 50/50
 3. The Myth of the American Sleepover
 4. The Tree of Life
 5. Bellflower
 6. Melancholia
 7. Take Shelter
 8. Hell and Back Again
 9. Beginners
10. Bridesmaids

Owen Glieberman / Entertainment Weekly
 1. The Tree of LIfe
 2. The Descendants
 3. Bridesmaids
 4. A Separation
 5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
 6. Beginners
 7. Rampart
 8. Crazy, Stupid. Love
 9. The Trip
10. Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol

Manohla Dargis / The New York Times
 1. Abracadabra
 2. Aurora
 3. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu
 4. Bridesmaids
 5. Contagion
 6. A Dangerous Method
 7. J. Edgar
 8. Le Havre
 9. Hugo
10. Melancholia
11. Moneyball
12. My Joy
13. Mysteries of Lisbon
14. Of Gods and Men
15. Poetry
16. Le Quattro Volte
17. The Return
18. Seekign the Monkey King
19. The Skin I Live In
20. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
21. Voluptuous Sleep
22. Warrior

 

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