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My favourite films of 2012

by Clint Trofa
2012 was a busy year of viewing for me. I saw a total of 302 films (as well as a shit load of TV series’), 102 of which were 2012 releases, 37 of which I saw in a cinema. Overall it was a fairly strong year, but definitely ‘Year of the Good to Very Good Movie’ i.e. – not many masterpieces. My disappointment of the year is 100% The Master. I liked it, but expected to be blown away, and I simply wasn’t. Perhaps my opinion will change with subsequent viewings, we’ll have to see. I’ve tried to make this list as honest as possible and gone for the films that I immediately loved, couldn’t wait to see again and will hopefully hold up over time and… Read more

2012 was a busy year of viewing for me. I saw a total of 302 films (as well as a shit load of TV series’), 102 of which were 2012 releases, 37 of which I saw in a cinema.

Overall it was a fairly strong year, but definitely ‘Year of the Good to Very Good Movie’ i.e. – not many masterpieces. My disappointment of the year is 100% The Master. I liked it, but expected to be blown away, and I simply wasn’t. Perhaps my opinion will change with subsequent viewings, we’ll have to see.

I’ve tried to make this list as honest as possible and gone for the films that I immediately loved, couldn’t wait to see again and will hopefully hold up over time and find their way into my DVD collection. Who’d have ever thought there would ever be THREE Matthew McConaughey films in my Top 20?! Here goes – and feel free to discuss/disagree . . .

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