December 22, 2012 at 11:07 am #80073
Figured it makes sense to have one catch-all thread rather than individual members opening a new one for each of theirs.
I have a tentative one, but still need to catch up with a tiny number of possible entries, led by Tabu, Looper and Not Fade Away before it is locked.
As of now though –
1-7 are all about equal – I’ve only seen 2 twice, and really would prefer to see all again before really being sure.
These are, in no order, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Holy Motors, Zero Dark 30, Amour, Flight, The Kid With a Bike, The Master
Then rounding out – Barbara, The Deep Blue Sea, Killer Joe
Moonrise Kingdom, The Gatekeepers, This Is Not a Film, Skyfall, End of Watch would have easily made the list in a lesser year. (2012 was actually better than average for recent years).December 22, 2012 at 11:32 am #80075
I agree that 2012 was a extremely strong year.
And “Tabu” is fantastic.December 22, 2012 at 11:53 am #80076
Seeing Amour, les Miserables and django in the next 3 days..
As for now…these are some of my years best…Ill formulate
a list at weeks end..
ZERO DARK THIRTY
THE DEEP BLUE SEA
PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
THE INTOUCHABLESDecember 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm #80077
I haven’t found 2012 as strong as some previous years. There’s not a lot I’m passionate about thus far. I’ve seen 42 releases from 2012 so far — and would like to see quite a few more before trying to make a list, but so far I can count on one hand the films I’m especially passionate about:
“Amour,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Deep Blue Sea,” “The Secret World of Arrietty,” and “Anna Karenina,” probably in that order.
After that, some excellent films that would probably fall just outside my top ten in a stronger year: “Bernie,” “End of Watch,” “The Gatekeepers,” “Mea Maxima Culpa.”December 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm #80078
Well I’ve still yet to see Motors, Zero Dark, Django, and Les Miss, but as of 12/22/2012.
1. The Master
2. Silver Linings Playbook
3. Magic Mike
4. Cabin in the Woods
5. The Dark Knight Rises
6. 21 Jump Street
7. Your sister’s Sister
10. The Comedy
December 23, 2012 at 1:53 am #80079
7. Your sister’s Sister
Saw this a couple of nights ago! There was absolutely nothing wrong with it and it had a funny middle, but I told my girlfriend that I really could not see this being placed on anyone’s best-of list or anything like that.December 23, 2012 at 6:31 am #80080
Great idea SF! Would be cool if these are consolidated to reflect an aggregate ranking. Reserving my spot here and hope to post my list sometime by June 2013. Considering the progress, I may actually get done before June, but I always like to consider movies once the awards season hubbub had died.
Seen so far (75): Amazing Spiderman, Amour, Anna Karenina, Arbitrage, Argo, Avengers, Bachelorette, Barbara, Best exotic Marigold hotel, Beasts of the Southern wild, Bernie, Bourne Legacy, Brave, Chronicle, Cloud Atlas, Cocktail, Compliance, Coriolanus, Cosmopolis, Damsels in distress, Dark knight rises, Deep blue sea, Django unchained, Elena, English vinglish, Flight, Footnote, Frankenweenie, Friends with kids, Hobbit, Holy motors, Hunger games, Impossible, Intouchables, Kid with a bike, Killer Joe, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Looper, Loved ones, Magic Mike, Master, Moonrise Kingdom, Monsieur Lazhar, Mirror mirror, Once upon a time in Anatolia, Paperboy, ParaNorman, Perks of being a wallflower, Pieta, Pitch perfect, Prometheus, Royal affair, Ruby sparks, Rust and bone, Safe house, Safety not guaranteed, Seeking a friend for the end of the world, Seven psychopaths, Silver linings playbook, Sinister, Sister, Sleepwalk with me, Snow White and the huntsman, Sound of my voice, Tabu, Take this Waltz, Talaash, Ted, 21 Jump Street, Vow, Wreck-it- Ralph, Your sister’s sister, Zero dark thirty
Intend to see (11 provided I can get my hands on them): Breaking Dawn Part II, Chico & Rita, Grey, Hyde park on Hudson, Kon-tiki, Loneliest planet, No, Secret World of Arietty, Sessions, Smashed, War witch.December 23, 2012 at 7:23 am #80081
No, Kon Tiki and War Witch will be 2013 releases in the USDecember 23, 2012 at 8:57 am #80082
Still yet to see: Amour, Django, Les Mis, The Impossible, Rust & Bone, Hitchcock, Arbitrage, Compliance, Holy Motors, Killer Joe, Sister’s Sister…
3. Life of Pi
4. The Master
5. Cabin in the Woods
6. The Dark Knight Rises
8. Moonrise Kingdom
10. Zero Dark Thirty
Honorable Mentions: Celeste & Jesse Forever, Chronicle, Flight, The Sessions, Silver Linings PlaybookDecember 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm #80083
Still to see a few movies… but from what i have seen so far…
1. Moonrise Kingdom
3. Silver Linings Playbook
5. The Hunger Games
6. The Dark Knight Rises
My list will be changed/updated i’m sure.December 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm #80084
[quote=”tyjagi”]7. Your sister’s Sister
Saw this a couple of nights ago! There was absolutely nothing wrong with it and it had a funny middle, but I told my girlfriend that I really could not see this being placed on anyone’s best-of list or anything like that.[/quote]
Is that a good or bad thing lol? It had a nice charm that I just fell for. Like I said I still got a few more to watch, and it could easily fall off, but I think DeWitt, Duplass, and Blunt simply elevate it.
December 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm #80085
Great idea SF! Would be cool if these are consolidated to reflect an aggregate ranking. Reserving my spot here and hope to post my list sometime by June 2013.
Seen so far (52): The amazing Spiderman, Amour, Anna Karenina, Arbitrage, Argo, The avengers, Barbara, The best exotic Marigold hotel, Beasts of the Southern wild, Bernie, Brave, Chronicle, Cloud Atlas, Cocktail, Compliance, Coriolanus, Cosmopolis, Damsels in distress, The dark knight rises, The deep blue sea, Footnote, Friends with kids, Holy motors, The hunger games, The intouchables, Kid with a bike, Killer Joe, Looper, Magic Mike, The master, Moonrise Kingdom, Monsieur Lazhar, Mirror mirror, Once upon a time in Anatolia, The perks of being a wallflower, Pieta, Pitch perfect, Prometheus, A royal affair, Ruby sparks, Rust and bone, Safe house, Safety not guaranteed, Seeking a friend for the end of the world, Silver linings playbook, Sister, Snow White and the huntsman, Sound of my voice, Talaash, Ted, 21 Jump Street, The vow, You sister’s sister
Intend to see (30 provided I can get my hands on them): The Bourne Legacy, Breaking Dawn Part II, Chico & Rita, Django Unchained, Elena, Flight, Frankenweenie, The Grey, The Hobbit, Hope springs, Hyde park on Hudson, Kon-tiki, Les Miserbales, Lincoln, Life of Pi, The loneliest planet, No, The paperboy, ParaNorman, Secret World of Arietty, The sessions, Seven psychopaths, Sinister, Sleepwalk with me, Smashed, Tabu, Take this Waltz, War witch, Wreck-it- Ralph, Zero dark thirty [/quote}
“Would be cool if these are consolidated to reflect an aggregate ranking. Reserving my spot here and hope to post my list sometime by June 2013.”
Pacinofan does this every year and for several consecutive years. It’s a very popular feature of his, and he simply presents the stats and trends minus the bean-counting analysis.
As far as I know, Pf is planning on doing this this year. (I hope).December 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm #80086
Ranking of the films I’ve seen
Silver Linings Playbook
The Dark Knight Rises
Beasts of Southern Wild
Secret World of Arriety
Cabin in the Woods
Take This Waltz
The Hunger Games
The Amazing Spiderman
Snow White and the Huntsman
Project XDecember 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm #80087
Many films haven’t opened here in Brazil yet (like “Lincoln” and “Amour” for example), so it’s a bit weird for me, but here’s my contribuition from what I think were films that opened or shown in festivals originally this year that I have seen and loved.
1. “Holy Motors” (and my favorite film in years, many years)
3. “This Is Not a Film”
5. “Killer Joe”
6. “Dredd” (and nope, not ashamed of this one at all. Best comic book film of the year by far. Pitch black satire that’s reminiscent of Verhoeven)
7. “Neighbouring Sounds” (Kleber Mendonça Filho is a big brazilian revelation and one I have high hopes for)
8. “The Secret Life Of Arrietty”
9. “Magic Mike”
10. “It’s Such a Beautiful Day”
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