Another year, another Dorkfest. Mr. Grierson and I wrapped up our yearly ritual around 11:31 p.m. Eastern time this evening. This was our quickest discussion in years, probably because we worked together all year and pretty much had each other’s lists figured out.

We had far more crossover than we usually do, which Tim attributed to the aforementioned 2011 working together, but I think it’s just because I’m objectively correct and Grierson’s mostly misguided viewpoints happened to accidentally coincide with my empirical correctness more often this year.

We’ll be announcing our next project soon at @griersonleitch on Twitter very soon. Until then, here’s 2008’s Dorkfest, and here’s 2009’s, and here’s 2010’s. Now, Grierson’s and Leitch’s top 10 films of 2011.


1. Midnight In Paris
2. Martha Marcy May Marlene
3. We Need To Talk About Kevin
4. Into the Abyss
5. The Tree of Life
6. Shame
7. Drive
8. The Descendants
9. City of Life and Death
10. A Separation


1. City of Life and Death
2. Shame
3. Project Nim
4. Take Shelter
5. Martha Marcy May Marlene
6. Drive
7. Into the Abyss
8. We Need To Talk About Kevin
9. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
10. Pina

See you next year.

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