Sunday, February 24, 2013

Best of 2012

1. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)

2. Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)

3. Holy Motors (Leo Carax)

4. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)

5. The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies)

6. Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

7. Skyfall (Sam Mendes)

8. Looper (Rian Johnson)

9. Bernie (Richard Linklater)

10. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow)

11. The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan)

12. The Grey (Joe Carnahan)

Honorable Mentions: Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman), Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard), The Avengers (Joss Whedon), The Raid (Gareth Edwards), Blue Like Jazz (Steve Taylor), Life of Pi (Ang Lee), Les Miserables (Tom Hooper)

Big Imposing Art Movies Which I'm Too Chicken to Try Ranking Against These Others, But They're Certainly Something Else, Lemme Tell You:  The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr), Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

Most Underrated/Underseen:  Arbitrage (Nicholas Jarecki)

Most Overrated:  Argo (Ben Affleck)

Favorite Guilty Pleasure:  Lockout (James Mather, Stephen Saint Leger)

Worst Movie I Saw This Year:  On the Road (Walter Salles)

(actually posted Feb 2015)