Favorite & Least Favorite Films of 2012


I don’t usually post my list of favorite and least favorite films until long after awards season has passed. This year, I waited even longer than usual. This is because I was having a hard time coming up with the motivation and enthusiasm to write breakdowns of why I liked or didn’t like a film, how it effected me, etc. Recently I came to accept that I simply have too little desire to commit that much time to such an endeavor, but I would still like to post my list so that it is available for anyone who may be interested.

I will, however, link titles to any posts I wrote about specific films in the past.

As with all lists, this simply reflects what were or were not my favorite films, what films had an impact on me one way or another, whether great or small. There are also titles from 2012 that I have yet to catch up with and, as I do, I will add them to this list where appropriate.

So here ’tis. All lists are alphabetical.

FAVORITE FILMS OF 2012:

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AMOUR (2012) 9/10

ANNA KARENINA (2012) 8/10

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (2012) 8/10

DEEP BLUE SEA (2011-2012 U.S. release) 8/10

HAYWIRE (2012) 9/10

HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE (2012) 8/10

KID WITH A BIKE, THE (2011 – 2012 U.S. release) 8.5/10

MAGIC MIKE (2012) 8/10

MARGARET (2011 – 3 HR CUT released to DVD-only in 2012) 10/10

MASTER, THE (2012) 8.5/10

PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, THE (2012) 8.5/10

SAMSARA (2012) 9/10

SPRING BREAKERS (2012) 8/10

TURIN HORSE, THE (2011 – 2012 U.S. release) 8.5/10

 

2012 FILMS ALSO WORTH SEEING:

ARGO (2012) 7.5/10

BERNIE (2012) 7/10

BRAVE (2012) 7.5/10

CHRONICLE (2012) 7/10

DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE (2012) 7.5/10

END OF WATCH (2012) 7/10

FRANKENWEENIE (2012) 7/10

GREY, THE (2012) 7.5/10

HATFIELDS & MCCOYS (2012 – TV Miniseries) 7/10

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (2012) 7/10

IMPOSSIBLE, THE (2012) 7.5/10

INTOUCHABLES, THE (2012) 7.5/10

KILLING THEM SOFTLY (2012) 7/10

LIFE OF PI – in 3D (2012) 7.5/10

LINCOLN (2012) 7.5/10

LOOPER (2012) 7/10

MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012) 7/10

NOT FADE AWAY (2012) 7/10

PARANORMAN (2012) 7.5/10

PROMISED LAND (2012) 7/10

QUARTET (2012) 7/10

ROYAL AFFAIR, A (2012) 7.5/10

RUST AND BONE (2012) 7/10

SESSIONS, THE (2012) 7/10

SKYFALL (2012) 7.5/10

TALL MAN, THE (2012) 7/10

TO ROME, WITH LOVE (2012) 7.5/10

ZERO DARK THIRTY (2012) 7.5/10

 

FAVORITE TV OF 2012:

DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 2 (2011 BBC Mini-series – 2012 U.S release) 9/10

SHADOW LINE, THE (2011 BBC Mini-series – 2012 U.S release) 10/10

SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE (2012– Starz Series) 8/10

 

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENTS OF 2012:

DJANGO UNCHAINED 4.5/10

HITCHCOCK (2012) 6.5/10

 

LEAST FAVORITE FILMS OF 2012:

CLOUD ATLAS (2012) 3.5/10 before I gave up 1 hr in.

JOHN CARTER (2012) 3/10

PROMETHEUS (2012) 2 /10

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (2012) 2.5/10 before I gave up 1 hr in.

 

BEST OLDER FILMS SEEN FOR FIRST TIME:

ENTER THE VOID (2009) 9/10

GRAND PRIX – in 70mm (1966) 8/10

SUMMER INTERLUDE (1951) 8.5/10

SUMMER WITH MONICA (1953) 9/10

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Favorite & Least Favorite Films of 2012

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