While I didn't comment as much as I should on my fellow-film bloggers posts throughout 2011 I continued to be extremely inspired by many of them, and wanted to highlight some of my favorite posts from the past year. These are all really tremendous writers, and film-historians, and all of these posts are absolute must-reads as far as I am concerned. Bravo to my friends and fellow-bloggers for another year of really fine work!
In no particular order...
All of Sheila O'Malley's amazing output on Elvis Presley at The Sheila Variations, with special note going to this important post with Kent Adamson.
J.D. LaFrance on Cop, one of James Woods' most underrated features, and Roman Polanski's incredible Frantic at Radiator Heaven.
Richard Harland Smith, at Movie Morlocks, with a Beginner's Guide to the End of Everything.
Derek Hill at Detours with this wonderfully original take on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Mondo Heather discusses Radley Metzger's incredible Camille 2000.
Hans from Quiet Cool on Borowczyk's stunning Docteur Jekyll and His Women.
Ed Howard on Todd Hayne's impressive Mildred Pierce at Only the Cinema.
This informative series on Jess Franco's 80s actors at Robert Monell's I'm in a Jess Franco State of Mind.
Stacie Ponder on the Lucio Fulci documentary Paura at her eternally cool Final Girl.
Tony Dayoub on Lars Von Trier's masterpiece Melancholia at Cinema Viewfinder.
Ben on Jean Rollin's mesmerizing The Iron Rose at Breakfast in the Ruins.
A reappraisal of Garbo's final film Two Faced Woman at Classic Movie Ramblings.
Erich Kuersten at Acidemic on I'll Take Sweden and They Call Her One Eye>.
Dead Treadway's terrific series on Forgotten Movie Songs at Fimicability.
Cinezilla's moving post about visiting Jean Rollin's final resting place, which includes a link to a killer mix-cd.
David Zuzelo at Tomb in May Concern on Hammer's Frankenstein Films.
Kate at Love Train for the Tenebrous Empire on Seven Deaths in Cat's Eye.
Bob Turnbull at Eternal Sunshine of the Logical Mind on Kuroneko.
Mr. Peel's Sardine Liqueur on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Also his look at the Kill Bill films.
Amanda remembers Freddie Prinze with these posts at Made for TV Mayhem.
Kim Morgan at Sunset Gun on Roman Polanski.
The much-missed Arbogast on Film discusses The Nightcomers and In a Dark Place.
Distribpix explores creating the box-art of their new release of Naked Came a Stranger>.
The Gore Gore Girl on The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann.
James Hansen at Out 1 on Drive.
By Kubrick's Beard on Fat City.
Kimberly at Cinebeats on Saturday Night Sunday Morning.
Joe Valdez at This Distracted Globe on Big Trouble in Little China.
Daniel Bird takes us inside Walerian Borowczyk's archive.
Steve Langton shares some of his amazing gig memories at The Last Picture Show.
I realize I am leaving out a lot of favorites and I apologize to those that I missed or forgot to mention. There is so much good writing on film happening right now that it is hard to keep up. I'm proud to be a part of a community that includes all of the above writers!