Brent’s Questionable Best Films Of 2011

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Ryan Gosling in Drive (2011) Movie Image

Drive

Big surprise, I know. No one else (especially no one else on this website) has called Nicholas Winding Refn’s “Drive” the best movie of the year or anything. I like to take risks. A friend described “Drive” the classiest B-movie ever made, and he’s absolutely right. Equal parts 70s tough guy flick, modern pseudo-western, and chase movie, “Drive” is moody, tense, and brooding just to the point where you’re about to lose it, then, out of nowhere, it comes at you with shocking bursts of graphic violence. Ryan Gosling had a big year, and “Drive” is the highpoint.

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Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight
  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    I still need to see Wonder Boy The last Circus and Troll Hunter. But I’m with you on the rest!!!

    • http://twitter.com/BrentMMcKnight Brent McKnight

      Knowing what I know about you, my friend, I imagine you’ll bet into these three as well.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Thanks man. I’ll be trying to see them ASAP!

        Sent on the go!

  • Vineland

    Great list except I haven’t seen any Final Destination movies other than the first one. I’m saving all the Final Destination movies for a marathon later on. It’s the only way to watch those films imo.

    • Vineland

      …the Muppets, I can’t watch it cos it’s too close to home…

    • http://twitter.com/BrentMMcKnight Brent McKnight

      A FINAL DESTINATION marathon sounds freakin’ epic.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

        Ironically, it’s probably the only horror franchise I know of that you can actually argue gets better with each sequel. After a while, they just stopped caring about “explanations” and just spent all their time plotting crazy character deaths.

        • http://twitter.com/BrentMMcKnight Brent McKnight

          They totally recognized what people wanted out of their movies, and god dammit, they went for it.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Actually, it really does!

        Sent on the go!

  • Zombiecory

    Best list of 2011.