USMagazine, Friday, December 23, 2011, 4:08pm (PST)
2011 introduced audiences to new movie stars (Felicity Jones, Rooney Mara) and helped established actors (George Clooney, Brad Pitt) reclaim their box office moo. Us Weekly's Mara Reinstein recaps the year's 10 best films:
1. The DescendantsGeorge Clooney dials down the charisma to play a family man in kris in a compassionate drama. No cool effects? No tidy end? No problem.