Amy’s 2012 Movies Revisited
We’re nearly 3 months away from the end of the year, and though 2013 still seems to be a rather lackluster year (again), I had some time to look back at last year reminding myself that I HATE to make up my “best of” lists right when the year ends. I blame, most of all, distribution — OF COURSE! — Distribution, be it traditional via local distributors or online, has always been a nightmare of mine.
Your list of bests and mine probably should differ a lot. Some look for innovative techniques, others innovative storytelling… some go for the art and others for the entertainment. My list has no specific theme, but I generally go for feelings.
Surprisingly — or unsurprisingly — Girlfriend & Boyfriend remains my favorite movie of last year.
|Rank||Favorite 2012 Movies as Seen in 2012||Status||Favorite 2012 Movies Seen by 2013||Status|
|1||GF*BF (女朋友*男朋友) (2012, Taiwan)||=||GF*BF (女朋友*男朋友) (2012, Taiwan)||=|
|2||Le Tableau (2011, France)||/||Barfi! (2012, India)||*|
|3||Argo (2012, USA)||—||The Hunt (Jagten) (2012, Denmark)||*|
|4||Shokuzai (贖罪) (2012, Japan — TV Series)||/||Cloud Atlas (2012, Germany, USA, HK, Singapore)||+|
|5||Cloud Atlas (2012, Germany, USA, HK, Singapore)||+||The Master (2012, USA)||*|
|6||The Avengers (2012, USA)||/||Argo (2012, USA)||—|
|7||Call Me Kuchu (2012, USA, Uganda)||/||Drug War (毒戰) (2012, China, Hong Kong)||*|
|8||Looper (2012, USA, China)||/||Wolf Children (おおかみこどもの雨と雪 ) (2012, Japan)||*|
|9||Brave (2012, USA)||/||Blancanieves (2012, Spain)||*|
|10||Love in the Buff (春嬌與志明) (2012, Hong Kong)||/||The Concubine (후궁: 제왕의 첩) (2012, Korea)||*|
Of course, this whole list may have changed by next year. ;P