Best and Worst of the 2011 Toronto Film Festival: 'Shame,' 'Your Sister's Sister,' 'Wuthering Heights'
Where do ''Ides of March,' 'The Raid,' 'Twixt' fit in?
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan
Why: I can't get it out of my head. Images from it just keep coming back to me, scenes, the mood of the piece, the descent into darkness that Fassbender takes, that scene at the start with the married woman on the train, the look on his face at the height of the three-way, and of course, Mulligan's sad broken doll rendition of "New York, New York." I get buzzed just thinking about it, and that seems to be what McQueen did best… communicate that sick dreadful thrill of addiction. It feels dangerous in the best possible way.
- Drew McWeeny