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2011 New York Film Fesival

Le gamin au vélo / The Kid with a Bike (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
Since I don't attend Cannes or Toronto (yet), I usually have to wait for many of the year's best films to come to New York, and each year, I try to see as much as possible of the festival's main slate - which is, at the end of the day, the pick of many preceding festivals.

What made this year different is that my coverage appeared on sites other than my own - namely Slant Magazine, The House Next Door (which is Slant's official blog), and Keyframe (the official blog of Fandor).

Just how the festival impacted 2011's year in film, according to unexamined/essentials, will be revealed when the 2011 page goes up - on target for 1/1/2012. Until then, here's a list of the films I reviewed, with links:

4:44 Last Day on Earth (Abel Ferrara)
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
Corpo Celeste (Alice Rohrwacher)
A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg)
The Descendants (Alexander Payne)
The Kid with a Bike (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin)
Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo)
Music According to Tom Jobim (Nelson Pereira dos Santos)
My Week with Marilyn (Simon Curtis)
Pina (Wim Wenders)
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
Shame (Steve McQueen)

Jodaeiye Nader az Simin / A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)