When I try to imagine which 2012 release I'd show the 16-year-old version of me, it would be Athina Rachel Tsangari's spunkily touching tale of a young woman coming of age in a Greece that's falling apart.
The most beautiful film of the year.
2. Holy Motors
The most film of the year.
1. The Master
In a year teeming with auteurist takes on historical moments, it was Paul Thomas Anderson who created the most convincing, compelling, and piercingly cinematic map of what it felt like to be alive at an incredibly specific point in time. An unshakable nightmare counterpoint to the postwar American Dream.
This is not a weal list. Clearly, this VV film reviewer who put this list together should, at best, be writing reviews for her high school newspaper, and the comments have even less validity than the film choices. shame! on VV for having a film critic with such a deep seated multiplex sense of film.
Like most, I loved Reservoir Dogs and PF. Nobody (and I mean nobody) like Django. Except this reviewer. Hmm...
@FocusFeatures @villagevoice what a coincidence! #AnnaKarenina and #MoonriseKingdom made the Entertainment Realm Top 12 Film list too!
@nictate "Holy Motors - The most film of the year" (So I guess I should see that one;-) @karinalongworth
Nice inclusion of both Chronicle and Rust and Bone. I would have added Killing Me Softly to that list which is one the best and most underrated films of recent years.
@nictate Nice. I always enjoy reading @KarinaLongworth's writing. A few that haven't come this way yet & I totally forgot abt CHRONICLE too!
@johanwingard Ska du se någon ska du nog se The Master. Den är med på alla årslistor. Luktar Oscarsbomineringar lång väg.
@SharpJesseKnife @KarinaLongworth Ha. I don't understand you #teamshoulderblade members, but God bless.
@SharpJesseKnife @KarinaLongworth ATTENBERG didn't do much for me either, @nictate. Eager to check out L and ALPS, though.
@nictate CHRONICLE is good fun. Well, dark, but nicely pulled togther for an ostensibly rough film. Plus has some originality going for it.
@nictate many critics didn't share my enthusiasm, it should be pointed out, but of the post-2000 horror remakes it's surely the classiest
@insequential ALPS holds a special place in my heart as the first film @SharpJesseKnife and I saw as friends. It's flawed, but fascinating.
@insequential @SharpJesseKnife @nictate oof! L! Only Greek-directed film of the last few years I've "got" is Iliadis' LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT
@nictate (I follow archetypically... and you are the highest quality representative of, um, what you represent. [Too much? lol])
@nictate Meta PS: My sometimes faltering faith in film is kept aloft by your spirited gusts of enthusiasm (even if we Madmenly disagree ;-)
@artistofideas Ha. The film acts as a commentary on cinema and "progress," which I think you'll appreciate.
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