So here it is, the last of my end of year lists, this has been a slightly disappointing year in film for me but within the disappointment there were still some excellent films which came out. Now keep in mind, I'm going on UK release schedule so you won't see films like Lincoln, Les Miserables, Cloud Atlas and Django Unchained in this list, plus I haven't seen like Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Master and Paranorman. And so, without further ado, my top 10 films of 2012.
27 December 2012
Next up in these lists is my favourite performances of the year. 2012 had some brilliant acting jobs and there are a lot of performances that I really wanted to put in this list. That said, there were 10 performances that bested all of them:
So now we are up to the best scenes of the year and the start of my reflection on the films of 2012. Now there were a lot of great film moments from 2012 and it was hard to pick just 10, and so I've put in 11. Now this is the only time that I'll extend one of my lists but there are so many great scenes from last year that I couldn't just limit it to 10. With that said, let's start off with these scenes:
It's the time of year again for the traditional end of year film lists and it's time for me to throw my thoughts of the year out into the world. However, I think it's best to look forward to the films that are coming out next year and then reflect on the films of this year. So without further ado, let's dive in:
22 December 2012
Since the first trailer was released, I was really looking forward to the first instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit films. Then the warning signs began, first the footage unveiled at Cinema-Con was badly received and then came the news that there would be 3 films of The Hobbit. I started to get nervous but today, I went to see the film and all my fears were unfounded. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a brilliant film.
13 December 2012
It's that time of year again. The major awards contenders are being announced and it's time for me to give my thoughts on each category. Now this will be going in my traditional Will Win, Should Win, Missing criteria and I will be including the TV ones as well. With that said, let's dive in.
11 December 2012
Seeing as the awards season is now firmly under-way, I think it is now time for my annual feature in this blog, my Oscar predictions. Now all of these predictions are based on the current awards season releases going on and I will of course be commenting on the actual nominations when they are announced. So, let's get started:
1 December 2012
Oh boy, this is a hard one to review. On the one hand I really want to tell you all just how brilliant a film Sightseers is but in order to do so I will need to spoil some details of the plot. If you don't want Sightseers to be spoilt then my quick verdict is that Sightseers is the best black comedy to come along since Four Lions and it is a black comedy in every way. It is both laugh out loud hilarious and really darkly dramatic at points. If you are a fan of black comedy in any way then you should go out and see Sightseers. So now onto my full review of the film, again don't read on if you don't want the film spoilt for you.