I have had the pleasure to watch over 50 movies this year released mostly in 2011 and 2012. My top five draft picks below.
5. The Adjustment Bureau (2011, Thriller / Sci-Fi/ Romance ) - The affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart
Certificate : 12
Director: George Nolfi
Writers: George Nolfi, Philip K Dick
Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Michael Kelly
4. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011, Drama / Thriller) - A sleazy defense attorney has a crisis of conscience when he represents a wealthy client who has a foolproof plan to beat the system
Certificate : 15
Director: Brad Furman
Writers: John Romano (screenplay), Michael Connelly (novel)
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei and Ryan Phillippe
3. The Whistleblower (2011, Biography / Drama) - A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal.
Director: Larysa Kondracki
Writers: Larysa Kondracki, Eilis Kirwan
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci and Vanessa Redgrave
2. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011, Drama / Thriller) - Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up - my full review here.
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Writers: Lynne Ramsay , Rory Kinnear
Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller
1. The Millionaire Tour (2012, Thriller) - A mysterious cab passenger who is taken hostage must convince the hijackers that he is not the legendary con man they set out to kill. Is it a case of mistaken identity, or a clever act of deception?
Director: Inon Shampanier
Writers: Inon Shampanier, Natalie Shampanier
Stars: Dominic Monaghan, Jordan Belfi and Rick Gomez