Statutory tradition/obligation to list my favorite films of the year. It's in alphabetical order to minimize bias, but I guess I have been very vocal of my appreciation for Allen's Midnight in Paris and Refn's Drive. Also, I still haven't a number of films with buzz for Oscars due to the absence of available copy so this list is limited to those I have watched this 2011.
A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg)
"It's a handsome and stimulating film, noteworthy more for its terrific acting and provocative ideas than for any kind of dark Cronenbergundian genius." - O'Hehir, Salon.com