Monday, January 7, 2013

Out 1 Film Journal's Top 13 Films of 2012

Just like everyone else in the film critic community, I've been slowly putting together my list of the best films I saw in 2012. This year, rather than publish a simple list, I took the liberty to create this video compilation including clips/images from the films. (Fair use!) Quality probably isn't great (and it's probably obvious which clips have been cobbled together from all-too-brief-shots-in-trailers) but I hope you enjoy it. I should note that I still haven't seen Almayer's Folly, Amour, or Tabu, all of which I look forward to seeing. I also should say a second look may have greatly benefited two particular films (David Gatten's The Extravagant Shadows and Dardenne's Kid With A Bike) that I like very much, but which slid off this list nonetheless. I may eventually write capsules and include a list in this post, but, for now, just the video. [Edit: a list is now included after the break.] Thanks to everyone for your continued readership and support of the site. Here's to more movies (and more publishing!) in 2013. Cheers. 

Top 13 Films of 2012 (capsules forthcoming) 
 1. Luther Price [Whitney Biennial, Wexner Center, Views from the Avant-Garde, Dirty Looks, Etc]
2. Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg) 
3. Circle in the Sand (Michael Robinson) 
4. Holy Motors (Leos Carax) 
5. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow) 
6. The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies) 
7. The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr) 
8. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson) 
9. Killer Joe (William Friedkin) 
10. The Day of Two Noons (Mike Gibisser) 
11. The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev) 
12. Dredd (Pete Travis) 
13. The Room Called Heaven (Laida Lertxundi)

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