Best Films of 2012
As I mentioned in one of my previous blogs, the average film viewer sees only 6 films a year. And, one of the reasons for my blog is to let film viewers, whether frequent or infrequent, know where to spend their money.
Here, therefore, are my picks for the 6 Absolutely-Must-See films of 2012.
Note, however, in my estimation, 2012 was a very good year for films. Many more than 6 were and/or are worth seeing.
I had, originally, intended to list 5 films as Absolutely-Must-See and, also, list several “categories” from which you could pick a 6th based on your particular taste. But, then, I saw The Impossible and could not just limit myself to the original 5 I had slated as Absolutely-Must-See.
So, here are the 6 Absolutely-Must-See films and 10 additional categories in hopes you will be inspired to become more than an average viewer and go to the movies more often. The listed films are all worth your while.
Also included are my award picks for actors and key crew.
The 6 Absolutely-Must-See Films of 2012
Zero Dark Thirty
It’s interesting to note that five of these films are based on true stories and three deal with historical American events of great import.
Most Poignant Film
Most Charming Film
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Most Interesting Film Story
Most Courageous Film Production
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Acting Ensemble
Silver Lining Playbook
Best Action Film
Best Animated Film
Most Underrated Film
2 Days in New York
Now for the Bottom of the Heap
Most Overrated Film
Paranormal Activity 4
Here Are My Award Picks for Actors & Crew
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Lining Playbook
Best Supporting Actor
Omar Sy – The Intouchables
Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Ben Affleck – Argo
Chris Terrio - Argo
Janusz Kaminski – Lincoln
Elena Ruiz & Bernat Vilaplana – The Impossible
Best Production Design
Rick Carter - Lincoln
Best Costume Design
Best Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran - Anna Karenina
Ludovico Einaudi – The Intouchables
Let’s hope for more great viewing in 2013.
First advisory from 2013 trailers I’ve seen:
In Iron Man 3, why would genius Tony Stark not have a state-of-the-art radar system to warn of incoming threats to his coastal home? Or, perhaps even anti-aircraft guns?