Daniel Green Features

Special Feature: The Most Anticipated Films of 2011

Happy New Year one and all and welcome officially to 2011! The last twelve months have arguably been a great cumulative year for cinema, but with new films scheduled for release from British Oscar winner Danny Boyle, dynamic duo the Coen brothers, Darren Aronofsky and the seldom-seen Terrence Malick, 2011 is shaping up to be another vintage year. To celebrate the start of 2011, CineVue contributors have provided a rundown of their own personal Top 5 releases of 2011. We’ll also be running a poll on the right-hand sidebar that will allow you to vote for the film that you’re most looking forward to seeing this year. Enjoy, and do also let us know which cinema outings you’re particularly looking forward to come the New Year.

Daniel Green, Editor

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (dir. Tomas Alfredson, UK) – 16 September
True Grit (dir. Ethan & Joel Coen, US) – 11 February
A Dangerous Method (dir. David Cronenberg, Multinational) TBC
Melancholia (dir. Lars von Trier, Multinational) – 1 July
Black Swan (dir. Darren Aronofsky, US) – 21 January

Naomi Barnwell
Black Swan (dir. Darren Aronofsky, US) – 21 January
Paul (dir. Greg Mottola, US) – 18 February
The King’s Speech (dir. Tom Hooper, UK) – 7 January
Never Let Me Go (dir. Mark Romanek, UK) – 11 February
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (dir. Steven Spielberg, US) – 26 October

Stephen Glass

The Tree of Life (dir. Terrence Malick, US) – 27 May

Winnie the Pooh (dir. Stephen J. Anderson & Don Hall, US) – 15 April
Black Swan (dir. Darren Aronofsky, US) – 21 January
Arthur (dir. Jason Winer, US) – 8 April
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (dir. David Fincher, US) – 26 December

Daniel Gumble

The Beaver (dir. Jodie Foster, US) – 11 February

Black Swan (dir. Darren Aronofsky, US) – 21 January
Melancholia (dir. Lars von Trier, Multinational) – 1 July
A Dangerous Method (dir. David Cronenberg, Multinational) – TBC
Living in the Material World: George Harrison (dir. Martin Scorsese, US) – TBC

Stephen Leach

Black Swan (dir. Darren Aronofsky, US) – 21 January

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (dir. Tomas Alfredson, UK) – 16 September
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (dir. Steven Spielberg, US) – 26 October
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (dir. David Fincher, US) – 26 December
Straw Dogs (dir. Rod Lurie, US) – 28 October

Margherita Pellegrino

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (dir. David Yates, UK/US) – 15 July

Super 8 (dir. J.J. Abrams, US) – 19 August
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (dir. Bill Condon, US) – 18 November
The King’s Speech (dir. Tom Hooper, UK) – 7 January
Red Riding Hood (dir. Catherine Hardwicke, US) – 15 April

Jack Porter

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (dir. Werner Herzog, Multinational) – 25 March

The Tree of Life (dir. Terrence Malick, US) – 27 May
The Fighter (dir. David O. Russell, US) – 4 February
True Grit (dir. Ethan & Joel Coen, US) – 11 February
Two in the Wave (dir. Emmanuel Laurent, France) – 11 February

Robert Savage

The Tree of Life (dir. Terrence Malick, US) – 27 May

Melancholia (dir. Lars von Trier, Multinational) – 1 July
The Turin Horse (dir. Béla Tarr, Hungary) – TBC
Simon Killer (dir. Antonio Campos, US) – TBC
Winnie the Pooh (dir. Stephen J. Anderson & Don Hall, US) – 15 April

David Sugarman

True Grit (dir. Ethan & Joel Coen, US) – 11 February

Black Swan (dir. Darren Aronofsky, US) – 21 January
Never Let Me Go (dir. Mark Romanek, UK) – 11 February
Hanna (dir. Joe Wright, UK) – 8 April
Sucker Punch (dir. Zack Snyder, US) – 1 April

What is your most anticipated film of 2011? Vote in our poll to the right or leave your comments below.

Daniel Green