Of those I’ve seen, my personel Top 5:
Cabin in the Woods
Intriguing Honorable Mention: Sound of My Voice
Rampart, The Grey, The Turin Horse, 21 Jump Street, Damsels in Distress, The Innkeepers, This is Not a Film, The Kid with a Bike
1. Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
2. After Fall, Winter
1. Damsels in Distress
2. The Cabin in the Woods
3. The Kid with a Bike
HM: The Avengers, Perfect Sense, Haywire
EDIT: Yeah… I ditched the first quarter concept and just went 2012 so far. Sorry.
I’d also add Haywire & Damsels in Distress as my other HM’s.
LOL I just realized that Damsels was in April…Not in the first quarter, obviously. Hell, I’ll keep it.
First Quarter = Jan-April (4 months). Still good I think :)
Correction: I getchya now—-FIrst Third I meant :P I.e So Far…
If we’re counting Q1 2012 as the American availability date, then Once Upon A Time in Anatolia and Turin Horse stand out above the rest.
Then Cabin In The Woods, Hunger Games, Chico & Rita, anything after those would be stretching. I haven’t seen much I like this year that wasn’t internationally released last year.
Worst: The Hunger Games
It’s funny, because Steven Soderbergh directed Haywire and shot some action scenes in Hunger Games as a second unit director.
Top Films of 2012
1. Goodbye, First Love
2. The Turin Horse
3. This is Not a Film
4. In the Family
5. 4:44 Last Day on Earth
6. Miss Bala
7. Kill List
8. The Hunter
Worst: The Sound of My Voice
‘Headhunters’ is also up there for me—a very accomplished Norweigen Thriller.
Well, from my 2012 – Want to Watch list.
The Grey – 4/5
Chronicle – 3/5
21 Jump Street – 3.5/5
The Raid: Redemption – 3/5
The Cabin in the Woods 3.5-4/5
The Avengers – 4/5
That’s all I’ve seen in theaters this year. The Grey is still my favorite of the year thus far. The Avengers may be tied with it though.
Since I don’t actually live in the city, I don’t make it out to independent/art-house theaters all that often. Like, hardly ever. It’s a shame.