Just wondering what everyone's favorite film of the past year is?
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Rust & Bone by Jacques Audiard. Hard to beat it (for me).
Samsara. Released in 2011 but I saw it in 2012.
"This Must Be The Place" with Sean Penn
I'd have to say either Argo of LIfe of Pi.
Haven't seen Life of Pi or Anna Karenina yet, but so far, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World was surprisingly good.
Lincoln, I'm a junkie for that classic filmmaking style and SS nailed it IMHO..... followed by Argo and Zero Dark Thirty
LIFE OF PI
Skyfall. (Will Skyfall get James Bond a 1st ever Best Picture Oscar Nomination, probably not, and it's a shame because as a fan who loves all the Bond films, I think it was the best yet. And Javier Bardem was the best Bond villain ever. (He was also in No Country for Old Men, and won Best Supporting Actor in that one.) Life of Pi was brilliant also.
That's a tough one...hmm can I pick the one I produced? I guess not, so I will say, Legacy starring Idris Elba www.imdb.com/title/tt1436034/
no major films released this year have made my list it's been a very lean year for the film industry, though there have been a few very good and interesting indie projects.
OK I'll be the first: 'The Dark Knight Rises'! I know that opinion on this film is greatly divided on this one, but I am naming this film simply because of the way I felt after I had watched it - completely blown away! I haven't felt like that since watching 'The Empire Strikes Back' for the first time, and that was a long time ago!
It'll have to be between The Dark Knight Rises and Moonrise Kingdom for me. I'm looking forward to Django: Unchained finally coming out over here next Friday though.
i dont think much has come out in 2012 that has really got me attentention
Didn't see many films this year, but the standouts for me were Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall. The production design was amazing in both. I thought Iron Sky was amazing too, not because it was a great movie, but because of how it received funding and the social interaction and engagement through Facebook. 2013 will see the release of at least two features I worked on; Theatre of the Dead and Galore. That'll be fun!
Argo, hands down, of the ones I saw. That film fired on all cylinders. Written, directed and acted brilliantly. A popcorn movie with intelligence. Affleck getting snubbed was an error (and also not seeing Bigelow or Tarantino on the list makes me feel like the Oscar selections were arbitrary). Notable mention to Beasts of the Southern Wild. Loved Amour, but best film or director? SLP was okay but not worthy of those noms. I was disappointed by DKR.
Moonrise Kingdom loved the camera work
I'm gonna have to go with the AVENGERS!!!
So many good films! And so many I haven't seen (yet!) One that I really enjoyed was The Odd Life of Timothy Green. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1462769/
"The Robbery" written by me https://vimeo.com/56231293
I still have a lot of films to watch but from the films I saw "Django Unchained" was by far the most entertaining movie of the year. "The Master" fell short and it's no wonder why, reading some of it's screenplay it looked like it was the rough draft when it was produced and was sloppy to say the least. I hear there's a lot of talking heads in "Lincoln" and I believe the Acadamy purposely left Ben Affleck and Katheryn Bigalow out of the running on purpose so "Lincoln" would win all the big awards including SS for Best Director. I honestly wasn't much of a fan of "Argo" for a variety of reasons which includes the fact that the movie had no charecter development whatsoever and the script was bland. So from what I watched so far-- I still have a lot to watch "Django Unchained" was the best of the year.
The Hunger Games. It was just the right length, had a story, and seemed to adapt the book well.
Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Interesting, with all the shouting out to indie love elsewhere here, that most people's favorites were studio pictures.
I didn't get to see a lot of indies last year unfortunately. 3D means that the big studio films take twice as many screens (one for the 2D, one for the 3D version.) I'm looking forward to watching the French film "Amour" and others on DVD. (Hopefully they'll release them in the cinema around here sometime.)