Staring the end of 2011 movie glut square in the face

This qualifies as a nice problem to have: Too many movies to see in the next few weeks. I don’t do this professionally so it takes time and funds, but oh, what a joy to schedule screenings through my holiday plans. It’s like a film festival of Oscar bait and big-budget entertainments, plus I need to catch up with the quality films I missed through the year. I recently saw the amazing Attack the Block and the documentary Project Nim, both of which will appear in some capacity in my end of year list of the best movies I’ve seen in the past 12 months.

Now in cinemas and in my cross-hairs: My Week With Marilyn, Hugo, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Young Adult. Opening Tuesday: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Wednesday, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Friday is We Bought A Zoo. Sunday, December 25, it’ll be War Horse. And when I’m in Ontario for the holidays, I hope to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, A Dangerous Method and maybe Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Wish me luck out there in the dark. I will be offering periodic progress reports.

About the author


Carsten Knox is a massive, cheese-eating nerd. In the day he works as a journalist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At night he stares out at the rain-slick streets, watches movies, and writes about what he's seeing.