Cole Roulain 2011

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Cole is an insomniac cinephile residing deep in the heart of Texas, from where he posts dispatches from time to time on his blog vitagraph, american. When not at the movies, he presides over the film and LP sections of the finest Half Price Books location you’ll ever set foot in. He also curates the Starlite Cinema Series, a monthly endeavor in which Austin backyards are turned into outdoor theaters and great fun is had by all. He invites you to visit and sample the numerous wonderful theaters in Austin and great festivals that take place there virtually year-round. Just don’t move there.

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Best Feature-Length Film 
1. take shelter
2. the interrupters
3. certified copy
4. a separation 
5. shame
6. nostalgia for the light
7. we need to talk about kevin
8. martha marcy may marlene
9. cave of forgotten dreams
10. uncle boonmee who can recall his past lives

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. michael shannon - take shelter
2. john hawkes - martha marcy may marlene
3. tom cullen - weekend
4. michael fassbender - shame
5. youssouf djaoro – a screaming man

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. juliette binoche - certified copy
2. yun jeong-hie - poetry 
3. elizabeth olsen - martha marcy may marlene
4. leila hatami – a separation
5. tilda swinton – we need to talk about kevin

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. christopher plummer - beginners
2. kevin spacey – margin call
3. don cheadle – the guard
4. benedict cumberbatch – tinker, tailor, soldier, spy 
5. bruce greenwood – meek’s cutoff

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. sareh bayat – a separation 
2. yoon yeo-jeong – the housemaid
3. charlotte gainsbourg - melancholia
4. carey mulligan - shame
5. melissa mccarthy - bridesmaids

Best Direction
1. abbas kiarostami – certified copy
2. lars von trier - melancholia
3. jeff nichols – take shelter
4. asghar farhadi – a separation
5. steve mcqueen - shame

Best Screenplay 
1. a separation
2. poetry
3. margin call
4. beginners
5. i saw the devil

Best Cinematography 
1. emmanuel lubezki – the tree of life
2. manuel alberto claro - melancholia
3. cao yu – city of life and death
4. sean bobbitt - shame
5. robert richardson - hugo

Best Editing
1. beginners
2. i saw the devil
3. take shelter
4. submarine
5. the artist

Best Music 
1. the last circus
2. beats, rhymes & life: the travels of a tribe called quest
3. take shelter 
4. submarine
5. hanna

Best Cinematic Moment
1. “if you don’t take money they can’t tell you what to do”, bill cunningham discussing his guiding principle and how to maintain artistic integrity – bill cunningham new york
2. david carr handing the dilettantes from vice magazine their hats – page one: inside the new york times
3. “if this thing comes true there ain’t gonna be any more” – take shelter
4. donnie yen bustin’ german skulls – legend of the fist: the return of chen zhen
5. “she’s just a picture that lives on my wall”, john hawkes serenades his followers in manson-like fashion – martha marcy may marlene
6. the motorcycle chase – the adventures of tintin
7. juliette binoche waves, seemingly, to the camera after the big blow-up – certified copy
8. planets collide –  melancholia
9. now donnie yen has a cleaver too – ip man 2
10. steve’s eulogy for rob – the trip

Best Cinematic Breakthrough 
1. michael fassbender
2. cary joji fukunaga
3. david schwimmer
4. richard ayoade
5. j.c. chandor

Best Body of Work 
1. michael fassbender
2. werner herzog
3. michelle williams
4. john c. reilly
5. jessica chastain

Best Ensemble Performance
1. a separation
2. tinker, tailor, soldier, spy
3. the myth of the american sleepover
4. 13 assassins
5. melancholia

Best Web-Based Criticism 
3. arbogast on film (r.i.p.)

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 2001
1. spirited away
2. the man who wasn’t there
3. mulholland dr.
4. la cienaga
5. happiness of the katakuris

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1986
1. blue velvet
2. down by law
3. a better tomorrow
4. henry, portrait of a serial killer
5. hannah and her sisters

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1961
1. yojimbo
2. underworld u.s.a.
3. victim
4. mother joan of the angels
5. the innocents

Special Award: Best Film of the 1990s
1. barton fink
2. naked
3. breaking the waves
4. rosencrantz and guildenstern are dead
5. l.a. confidential
6. little dieter needs to fly
7. goodfellas
8. chungking express
9. magnolia
10. hoop dreams

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