CinemaDeck Critic Edward E. Chapman Releases His List of 10 Best Films of 2011

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Reviewer Edward E. Chapman responds to the Oscars with his own choices for the best films of the year, and addresses some of the differences between his picks and those of the Academy.

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"When I made the decision about which films to include, I tried to look where they came from, what their storytelling aims were, and how likely we are to be talking about them 20 years from now." - Edward E. Chapman

Movie news site CinemaDeck.com recently announced its list of the Ten Best Films of 2011, as selected by their staff’s Head Film Critic Edward E. Chapman. Among the choices are Academy favorites such as “The Artist” and “The Tree of Life” as well as unconventional choices such as “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.”

Chapman explains, “When I made the decision about which films to include, I tried to look at all aspects of the movies – not just the broader critical reaction to them, but where they came from, what their storytelling aims were, and how likely we are to be talking about them 20 years from now,” adding, “I tried to view the year’s films a bit more broadly than the Academy or the Hollywood Foreign Press Association might have, and I ended up including some films that they overlooked for their major nominations.”

CinemaDeck’s choices include Moneyball, The Tree of Life, Drive, Shame, The Artist, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Midnight in Paris, Hugo, The Descendants, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Read Chapman’s full article on the ten best films of the year at CinemaDeck.com.

About Edward E. Chapman

Edward E. Chapman is CinemaDeck's Head Film Critic. He writes reviews for most wide and limited film releases and grades recent DVD and Blu-Ray releases. He also manages CinemaDeck’s guest reviews and contributes to their movie news sections. Edward graduated from USC's film school and has been active as a film blogger since 2005.

About CinemaDeck

CinemaDeck brings together film industry news from online journalism and film bloggers around the web. They are committed to providing up to date movie news and reviews. Visit the site at CinemaDeck.com.

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