My Favorite Movies of 2012

In Movies on January 1, 2013 at 6:14 am

A lot of people do year-end lists at this time of year. I didn’t pay enough attention to books published or music produced this year. I did see a lot of movies, though.

Here’s my top five movies of 2012:


I’ve said enough about Skyfall in another blog so I’ll just link you to that here.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild is a post-apocalyptic fairy-tale of survival and coming of age. Best film I’ve seen set from the point-of-view of a child that didn’t doubt a child’s wisdom but was realistic about the limits of her understanding.

The Master

The Master: An alcoholic befriends a charismatic self-help cult leader in the 50s. The main reasons to see this are the compelling performances from Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix.

The Avengers

The Avengers expertly pulled off an impossible task by creating a light but intense superhero movie with five leading men and one leading lady who wasn’t simply the love interest. Bravo.

Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in the Woods was just fun. There’s one “Oh Shit!” moment that is worth the price of admission. It helps if you’re a fan of horror movies, but fans of Joss Whedon should enjoy it as well.


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