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12 for Twenty12

by T. J. Mesen
2012 The year of Bigelow’s extravaganza of American parochialism, Michael Caine’s infinite despair, the censored remake of Battle Royale, Peter Jackson’s angering of the masses with his 48fps, that lesser limousine flick by David Cronenberg, and most significantly… the year of Affleck (the horror). Nonetheless there was quite a fair amount of films worth watching. We witnessed the return of Leos Carax, Johnnie To’s new masterpiece, the last by Raul Ruiz, amongst others. Honourable mentions that almost made it into my list: The Colour Wheel dir. Alex Ross Perry Lincoln dir. Steven Spielberg Also a special mention to the middle hour of The… Read more

2012

The year of Bigelow’s extravaganza of American parochialism, Michael Caine’s infinite despair, the censored remake of Battle Royale, Peter Jackson’s angering of the masses with his 48fps, that lesser limousine flick by David Cronenberg, and most significantly… the year of Affleck (the horror).
Nonetheless there was quite a fair amount of films worth watching. We witnessed the return of Leos Carax, Johnnie To’s new masterpiece, the last by Raul Ruiz, amongst others.

Honourable mentions that almost made it into my list:
The Colour Wheel dir. Alex Ross Perry
Lincoln dir. Steven Spielberg

Also a special mention to the middle hour of The Avengers that (along with The Cabin in the Woods) finally establishes Joss Whedon on the mainstream as one of the best contemporary writers and filmmakers (here’s a Browncoat that doesn’t lose hope). Also I have yet to see his version of Much Ado About Nothing.

Raul Ruiz’s La noche de enfrente^^

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