Originally Posted by darthrsg
My top five movies of 2012 are as follows and in no order of importance:Dead Man's Shoes
. This movie grabbed me at the opening credits. It brought back tons of childhood memories regarding my own brother and has haunted me long after with the soundtrack.Lobos de Arga
. What a fun well done movie. In a sea of CGI blur this harkens back to old school effects. The cheap way out is to describe it as Shaun of the Dead
with werewolves and that isn't far off but it easily stands by itself.The Dark Knight Rises
. Possibly the most polarizing movie in recent memory next to Prometheus but I like it and it's ok if you don't. The final entry in Nolan's Batman trilogy brings many things full circle. In my mind these three films are one of the best trilogies ever.I Saw the Devil
. I really liked this movie. I'm a sucker for revenge movies and this hits all the right notes.Take Shelter
. Slow burn and the questions it asks are important and mind blowing like the ones it leaves you with. If I had to pair it with another movie I'd go with Frailty
for the tone.
Please feel free to list your top five. I'd like to see just lists instead of detailed tirades on how I could possibly like TDKR
. I'm also well aware that most of these movies are not from 2012 and that, to me, is a testament to the discovery process of the hobby we share.
Apparently, The Dark Knight Rises was the only film on your list that wasn't released before 2012. In any event, I haven't seen any of those four films. I agree, though, that The Dark Knight Rises was marvelous and it is near the top of my 2102 list, too. Here are some more 2012 films I loved:
Argo. Ben Affleck strikes again! This is a film that is funny and suspenseful, although it is based on a true story. Affleck as a director seems to be getting better and better.
Django Unchained. Quentin Tarantino has hit another home run. This time, he tells a story about antebellum slavery set in the framework of a spaghetti western, Great fun and highly recommended.
Les Misérables. This great film was directed by Tom Hooper, who made last year's wonderful The King's Speech. I am a long time Les Mis fan so I may be biased but I loved every one of its 157 minutes. The singing was often imprecise and kind of raw but, Jesus, it was gut wrenching. I saw Les Mis today and am still trying to get my emotions back under control.
Lincoln. This is Spielberg's latest and to my mind another great historical drama. Daniel Day Lewis's performance as Lincoln was epic and Sally Field was Mary Lincoln to the life. A cast of first class character actors too numerous to mention also turned in great performances. Once again, be warned, I am a like long Civil War buff, so the intramural strains in Lincoln's cabinet fascinate me. Lincoln is a brilliantly told story of a pivotal time in American history.