I love movies. I love lists. And 2012 was a damn good year for movies. I haven’t even seen a lot of the ones that I wanted to see yet and this list was still incredibly hard to make.
I have not yet seen, and this list may be retroactively altered by, the following: “Amour,” “Anna Karenina,” “Arbitrage,” “Flight,” “Holy Motors,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Not Fade Away,” “Promised Land,” “The Sessions,” “Zero Dark Thirty.”
I make my decisions based on the following:
1.) My personal tastes and biases.
2.) Overall quality.
3.) How will it hold up in 10 years?
This list is presented alphabetically, aside from the film I label as ‘the best,’ which is presented last.
I got a theater to show The Master in 70mm! Pride abounds.