We’ve put all the personal torment of 2011’s top ten lists behind us now, which leaves only the mathematical precision of the overall DN top ten. I think this year has seen the least amount of crossover between our picks, which means the films below are as diverse as we could get and a nice cross section of our tastes as a whole.
10 & 9. Shame – Steve McQueen
10 & 9. Bad Fever – Dustin Guy Defa
Listen to the DN interview with director Dustin Guy Defa.
8. Essential Killing – Jerzy Skolimowski
7. Hesher – Spencer Susser
6. Without – Mark Jackson
Listen to the DN interview with director Mark Jackson.
4. Another Earth – Mike Cahill
2. Drive – Nicolas Winding Refn
1. Martha Marcy May Marlene – Sean Durkin