Top Ten 2012
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End of year awards

FILM
first, some thoughts:

  • nothing really stood out as the best film of the year for me. there were some solid films and some films that said plenty about society (queen of versailles, dark knight rises, arbitrage) or human nature (flight, broke), but nothing that stood out as exemplary and worthy of the number one spot.
  • as usual, twilight brings up the rear. i'm glad the overwrought and silly series is finally done taking money from little girls and their parents. it's a blight on society in every way and to see it end ranks as one of the highlights of society in 2012.
  • last year was a good year for women, this year wasn't.
  • didn't watch as many movies as usual, but tv filled the void. fitting because it's pretty obvious at this point that popular tv is better than popular film

  • Best:
    10. Weight Of The Nation
    10. Argo
    10. Breaking Bad Season Five
    9. Broke
    8. End Of Watch
    7. Dark Knight Rises
    6. Queen Of Versailles
    2. Arbitrage
    2. Jack Reacher
    2. Grey
    2. Flight

    Honorable Mentions:
    Samsara
    Raid: Redemption

    Meryl's Picks in GREEN
    10. End Of Watch
    9. Campaign
    8. Imposter
    7. Flight
    6. 21 Jump Street
    5. Arbitrage
    4. Argo
    3. Queen Of Versailles
    2. Dark Knight Rises
    1. Grey

    Dad's Picks in BLUE
    1-Lincoln
    2-Promethus
    3-The Master
    4-Argo
    5-Chronicle
    6-Cabin in the Woods
    7-Zero Dark Thirty
    8-Flight
    9-Killer Joe
    10-Compliance
    11-The Gray

    Just off was Bourne and The Avengers

    Worst:
    5. Branded
    4. Master
    3. 2016: Obama's America
    2. One For The Money
    1.  Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part II
     

    Meryl:
    5. Red Dawn
    4. Branded
    3. Chronicle
    2. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
    1. Master
     

    AWARDS
    Best Actor
    Denzel Washington - Flight
    Richard Gere - Arbitrage
    Liam Neeson - Grey

    Best Actress
    Emily Blunt - Looper
    Dreama Walker - Compliance

    Best Supporting Actor
    Michael Fassbender - Prometheus
    Joseph Gordon Leavitt - Dark Knight Rises

    Best Supporting Actress
    Susan Sarandon - Arbitrage
    Susan Sarandon - Arbitrage

    Best Screenplay
    Adapted:
    Argo
    21 Jump Street

    Original:
    Arbitrage
    Flight

    Best Director
    Robert Zemeckis - Flight
    Rober Zemeckis - Flight

    Best Cinematography
    Dark Knight Rises
    Chasing Ice

    Best Ensemble Cast
    Breaking Bad Season Five Part One
    21 Jump Street

    of the following: (* indicates that meryl didn't see it)
    Grey
    Man On A Ledge
    One For The Money
    Chronicle
    Safe House
    This Means War
    Good Deeds
    Wanderlust
    Gone
    Lorax
    Project X
    Game Change
    21 Jump Street
    Hunger Games
    Mirror Mirror
    Three Stooges
    Safe
    Five-Year Engagement
    American Reunion
    Avengers
    Dictator
    Mansome
    What To Expect When You're Expecting
    Battleship
    Snow White And The Huntsman
    Men In Black 3
    Prometheus
    That's My Boy
    Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap
    Weight Of The Nation
    Ted
    Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World
    Magic Mike
    Savages
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Dark Knight Rises
    Queen Of Versailles
    Campaign
    Get The Gringo *
    Imposter
    Step Up Revolution
    2016: Obama's America
    Premium Rush
    Compliance
    Breaking Bad Season Five Part One
    Branded
    Arbitrage
    End Of Watch
    Looper
    Broke
    Master
    Detropia
    Chasing Mavericks
    Argo
    9.79*
    Pitch Perfect
    Flight
    Wreck-It Ralph
    Lincoln
    Ghosts Of Ole Miss
    Skyfall
    Red Dawn
    There's No Place Like Home
    Benji
    Dexter Season Seven
    Chasing Ice
    Jack Reacher
    This Is 40
    Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II

    Meryl saw, but i didn't:
    none
     

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