George Clooney manages to turn in a career-best performance as a father of two daughters in the Hawaiian-set The Descendants. Alexander Payne adapts Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel for the screen in true cinematic fashion. Because of the whole cheating aspect, this probably isn’t a film that could have been released during the Production Code era. Regardless, it’s one of my favorite films from 2011. In a perfect world, George Clooney would have won an Oscar…"The Descendants: George Clooney’s Career-Best"