Award race this year is gaining its momentum and one of its first ten best films of 2011 called the National Board of Review USA (The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures). The favorites of the critics were not only one of the leaders of hire, but also unrecognized masterpieces of this year, which will appear in Russia only in the next year. Judging by the reviews of those who have watched these films, we can say for sure - they're the best. No "green lights" and painfully boring "Pirates of the Caribbean" (no offense to Johnny Depp, but it really is time to fasten with this "soap opera"), and they are not suitable to hold a candle. Still, after some filmmakers made films of the top ten according to the National Board of Review USA! Well, okay, now, you do know their names.
«Tree of Life» (The Tree of Life), dir. Terrence Malick (Terrence Malick, USA)
We see the development of 11-year-old Jack, one of three brothers. At first all seems marvelous child. Through the eyes of his soul, he is watching the actions of the mother. It is love and mercy, while the father tries to teach his son that in the real world in the first place you should always put yourself. Every parent tries to lure Jack to his side, and he must come to terms with their claims. Reality becomes darker when the main character for the first time have to face the pain, suffering and death. Once completely clear the world is transformed into a maze.
"Artist» (The Artist), dir. Michel Hazanavicius (Michel Hazanavicius, France)
Hollywood, 1927. The silent film star George Valentin is at the zenith of a career. However, the advent of sound movies make viewers quickly forget about it. For the young of Statistics Peppy Miller, on the other hand, the road to stardom is just beginning ...
"War Horse» (War Horse), dir. Steven Spielberg (Steven Spielberg, USA)
The history of the incredible friendship boy Albert and his horse Joey.
When the First World, and Joey is sent along with the cavalry regiment on the battlefields of France, Albert, in spite of the very young age for military service, still goes to the front to find and save his friend.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2» (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2), dir. David Yates (David Yates, United Kingdom)
In the last chapter of the grand battle between good and evil forces of the wizarding world develops into all-out war. Bids have never been so high, and the search for asylum - is so complex. And perhaps it is Harry Potter will have to sacrifice everything in the final battle with Voldemort. Capable of our hero to save the world? And everything ends here.
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo» (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), dir. David Fincher (David Fincher, USA)
Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared without a trace on the island owned by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, but her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit and dysfunctional family. He hires a disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed hakershu Lisbeth Salander to investigate.
"George. Edgar »(J. Edgar), dir. Clint Eastwood (Clint Eastwood, USA)
Biopic dedicated to the legendary head of the FBI Edgar Hoover. Odious director of bureau chief for half a century and managed to win a very controversial reputation. By declaring war on the gangsters and the Ku Klux Klan, Hoover also pursued Martin Luther King and collected an extensive dossier on the "unreliable" citizens, among them prominent politicians and Hollywood stars.
"Drive» (Drive), dir. Nicolas Winding Rёfn (Nicolas Winding Refn, Denmark)
Great driver - in the light of the day, he performs stunts on set in Hollywood, and at night is a risky game. But one dangerous contract - and his life is a reward. Now, to stay alive and save his charming neighbor, he must do what it does best - masterly move away from the chase ...
"The Ides of March» (The Ides of March), dir. George Clooney (George Clooney, USA)
The film tells about the campaign of Howard Dean, held during the primary election of the candidate for the US presidency of the Democratic Party in 2004.
"Descendants» (The Descendants), dir. Alexander Payne (Alexander Payne, United States)
The protagonist - a rich landowner Hawaiian. He, along with his two daughters tries to find her lover's wife, believing that the way to save the family home.
And finally, the winner is ...
"Hugo 3D» (Hugo), dir. Martin Scorsese (Martin Scorsese, USA)
The action takes place in France, early 30's. The protagonist, an orphan boy Hugo lives in the walls of a Parisian train station with his uncle alcoholic accidentally finds a mysterious mechanism, created by the famous filmmaker Georges Melies. This discovery sets off a chain reaction of amazing events that will eventually help Hugo to unravel the mystery of his late father.
Many of the films hit the big screens Russia only in 2012 (winning film, by the way, will be released January 5, 2012), so I advise you to take these films to a pencil and when will the Prime Minister is required to go to the cinema.