December 6, 2012 at 6:46 am #541215
According to winner of Indie Spirit awards…December 6, 2012 at 10:42 am #541217
An even bigger list of future Oscar nominees and one winner.
Precious and The Wrestler were both films that I felt had wonderful performances but I really didn’t care for them as films that I would ever want to see again. Black Swan was a movie I really appreciated more over time, especially for the last hour of the film (though I was not completely impressed with Natalie Portman). The Artist was really a joyful movie for me….I am not sure if I would have given it Best Picture or not, but I do like it and don’t begrudge its win.
I liked Juno more than others, but I definitely agree that the screenplay maybe tried a little too hard to stand out.
Brokeback Mountain was a beautiful film to look at and it contained a strong core of an ensemble but despite its legendary status it pretty much instantly received, I am not a passionate fan.
I think Far From Heaven, Lost in Translation, Sideways, and Little Miss Sunshine were all very strong films and they all contend for my vote, but I will have to think it over.
****EDIT: I ended up voting for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINEDecember 6, 2012 at 11:10 am #541218
Little Miss Sunshine
This film is very important to me. On top of being a well made movie, it really opened me up to being the pseudo-cinephile I’ve become. I’m sure I would have gotten into films without this, but I must give credit where credit is due.
As a film, it’s hilarious, whip-smart and very compelling. At times, it’s a bit too close to home, but irresistable nonetheless.December 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm #541219
Little Miss SunshineDecember 6, 2012 at 6:29 pm #541220
Little Miss sunshine
Far from heavan and Black Swan gets honorable mentions.December 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm #541221
Brokeback Mountain is certainly the most important film on the list.
I also like Little Miss Sunshine, and The Artist, and Black Swan.
Mixed feelings about Far From Heaven, and Sideways.
Not a fan of Lost in Translation, and absolutely loathe Juno.December 7, 2012 at 6:51 pm #541222
GOLD: Brokeback Mountain
SILVER: Black Swan
BRONZE: The ArtistDecember 9, 2012 at 8:02 pm #541223
BBM but Little Miss Sunshine is fantastic!December 11, 2012 at 4:25 am #541224
A tough choice, but I’m going with Little Miss Sunshine. This is one of my favorite films. Every scene captured me.
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