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Here at Filmjuice a storm has been brewing like a well-timed cup of tea. That storm is the raging debate as to what films were the best and the worst of 2011.

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Here at Filmjuice a storm has been brewing like a well-timed
cup of tea. That storm is the raging debate as to what films were the
best and the worst of 2011.

Strong words were spoken, harsher words were whispered,
Smurfs were thrown and, in one case, a Drive/ Kill List hammer was
raised. A truce was called, hugs were shared and a weeping rendition of
A Real Hero was sung, and a solution found; each Filmjuice
Editor would have their own Best & Worst of 2011 List. So, without
further delay, Ladies and Gentlemenm behold Events Editor Beth Webb
who gives us the third of the FilmJuice team’s Best & Worst
Films Of 2011.

Bridesmaids
For girls who like poo jokes and Chris O’Dowd’s doughy face

Patagonia
Stunning cinematography, strong performances and Duffy’s big screen debut make this Welsh/Argentinean pic one of the prettier punches of the year

Submarine
Another one from Wales, this time a miserably funny and accurate reflection of the turmoil of youth. Not bad from a man that once ran through a park screaming “I’ve got a ruddy gun!”

Troll Hunter
A screaming insight into old fashioned folk law; thoughtful, chucklesome but still very very scary.

Drive
A lulling illustration of revenge with an arguably over attractive cast compensated for with deliberate style and a dusky synthesized score.

The Adventures of TinTin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Advanced animation captures traditional story telling for a winning adaptation.

Griff the Invisible
Charming Australian civilian superhero romance made special from sweet central roles and the sort of innocence that makes Pixar look like the produce of Rob Zombie.

We Need to Talk About Kevin
Haunting interpretation of the tragic bestseller, with Swinton bringing with it one of the best performances of the year.

Rango
Gore Verbinski’s bizarre and beautiful animation about a rogue lizard with a lot to prove.

Attack the Block
One of the British success stories of this year, this isn’t quite ET from the estate but a great sidestep for the science fiction genre and fantastic direction from one the country’s best funnymen.

The Worst of 2011:

Abduction
Abominable. Lautner is a one-face pony and highlights serious risk that Jason Isaacs could follow the pay cheque route of a once dear Liam Neeson.

Sucker Punch
Zack Snyder reveals he is actually a sexually depraved fourteen year old with no idea of how to throw a storyline together.

Pirates of the Caribbean 4
Cap’n Jack’s death rattle as he fails to save a bloated plot and weak supporting cast

Super
A messy plot and indecipherable intentions lays waste to some promising material

Beth Webb - Events Editor

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