The 10 best movies of 2011

From young love to a documentary on capital punishment, here are the 10 movies that wowed Monitor film critic Peter Rainer at the multiplex this year

By , Film critic

1. 'A Separation'

  • close
    Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
    View Caption

Iranian director Asghar Farhadiā€™s powerful drama is a prime example of how a smallscale domestic crisis can stand as a microcosm for a much larger crisis within society. The film inexorably gathers force until the full range of human interaction seems to play itself out before our eyes.

1 of 10

Read Comments

View reader comments | Comment on this story

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...