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Daily Briefing. 2011 Lists from Slant, Frieze, Ebert, MSN and More

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Slant's is, of course, the big list to appear since the last Briefing. From Nick Schager's introduction to the countdown of their collective top 25: "The auteurs had it in 2011, which delivered such a feast of fantastic domestic and international cinema that it's difficult to remember a year in which it was harder to compile a consensus Top 25. Nonetheless, best-of-year rankings wait for no critic, and our list is practically overflowing with films by young and old masters at the apex of their games, be it Terrence Malick's sumptuous spiritual odyssey The Tree of Life, Edward Yang's long-unreleased 1991 classic A Brighter Summer Day, or Abbas Kiarostami's formalist masterwork Certified Copy." Which lands at #1. At the House Next Door, you can scan the titles that came in between #26 and #50 as well as the individual ballots by Schager, Ed Gonzalez, Andrew Schenker, Jaime N Christley, Bill Weber, Jesse Cataldo,
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Actress Gordon Dies At 62

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Actress Gordon Dies At 62
Former child star Susan Gordon has died at the age of 62.

The actress, also known as Susan L. Aviner, passed away on Sunday in New Jersey after a long battle with cancer, according to Variety.

Gordon made her acting debut as a child in 1958 movie Attack of the Puppet People, which was directed by her father Bert I. Gordon.

She went on to land roles in 1959 film The Five Pennies and hit TV show The Twilight Zone, as well as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Gunsmoke and a TV version of Miracle on 34th Street.

In her later career she worked as a copywriter at an advertising agency in Japan before returning to acting to star in a 2002 Off-Broadway production of A Magic Place in a New Time.

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