Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

29 January 2013

2012 In Review


LOVED
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1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
2. Bullhead
3. Oslo, August 31st
4. Amour
5. Anna Karenina
6. Lincoln
7. The Grey
8. The Kid with a Bike
9. Neighboring Sounds
10. Barbara
11. I Wish

REALLY LIKED
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12. Moonrise Kingdom
13. Once upon a Time in Anatolia
14. Rust and Bone
15. The Master
16. Easy Money
17. Argo
18. Silver Linings Playbook
19. The Impossible
20. North Sea, Texas
21. In Another Country 
22. Zero Dark Thirty
23. Django Unchained
24. ParaNorman
25. Skyfall
The Deep Blue Sea
Rise of the Guardians
Looper
Arbitrage
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Premium Rush
Frankenweenie

LIKED
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A Royal Affair
A Simple Life
Goodbye First Love
Middle of Nowhere
The Dark Knight Rises
Elena
Life of Pi
End of Watch
Chronicle
Flight
Brave
Seven Psychopaths
Savages
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Footnote
Snow White and the Huntsman
Dangerous Liaisons
(危險關係)
The Paperboy
Hitchcock
Magic Mike
Gayby

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly & Beautiful
Monsieur Lazhar
The Lucky One


LIKED MORE THAN I DISLIKED
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Prometheus
Wuthering Heights

Total Recall
Killing Them Softly

BARELY LIKED MORE THAN I DISLIKED
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 Holy Motors
Any Day Now
Haywire
The Snowtown Murders
John Carter
To Rome with Love
The Sessions
The Hunger Games
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter


DISLIKED
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This Is 40
Joyful Noise
Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey

Wreck-it Ralph
Ted
Les Misérables
The Avengers

Hyde Park on Hudson
The Turin Horse
The Raid: Redemption
Mirror Mirror
Compliance


HATED
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Hit & Run
Cosmopolis
The Cabin in the Woods
Killer Joe
Hermano

COMPLETE AND TOTAL WASTE OF TIME
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The Man with the Iron Fists

5 comments:

  1. You included Zero Dark Thirty in the same section as a Nicholas Sparks film. I have no words.

    Also, I don't know why you don't love The Sessions. So. Good.

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    1. Haha. I did not. I really liked ZDT. Nicholas Sparks is much lower on the list, silly.

      And as for The Sessions, no thanks. I appreciated its sex-positivity, but I did not really understand the journeys of the characters. The whole thing felt contrived and odd to me. I loved the part where Helen Hunt converted, and I loved her performance, but the movie's tone irritated me - the clowning, I mean. I thought it clashed with the movie's more serious moments in a really strange way.

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    2. omg, I'm obviously sleep-deprived. I swear they were in the same category!!

      Hmm. Interesting about The Sessions. I liked the humor because I appreciated that was his way of staying positive in his situation. I don't know, I just thought everything about it was lovely. I laughed, I cried... It was the best surprise of the year for me -- I really wasn't expecting to like it at all.

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    3. And I just saw that SLP is above ZDT. I'm back to being angry at you.

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    4. HAHAHA. I really liked SLP and really liked ZDT. I know you loved it, but I was less excited about it than you were. To be fair, my sister, with whom I saw both films, also told me I was out of my mind.

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