Monthly links from the blogosphere: December



The links below are mostly year-end lists. My monthly recap of December watching is a bit late, and will be posted at the weekend.



Bonjour Tristesse reveals his top 10 foreign films of 2012

Josh lists his Top 10 Older Films seen in 2012

Mette looks back at her best and worst films of 2012

David lists 10 Best American Movies – 2012 Roundup. He also listed his 10 Best European Movies and 10 Best Asian Movies.

Alex Ramon shares his 15 Favourite Films of 2012

Nostra and Jaina list their top 10 films of 2012

Steven at Surrender to the Void releases his "Unofficial" Best Films of 2012

Pete lists Most anticipated 2013 Movies (Jan-March), and shares his top 20 films of 2012

Slant Magazine list The 25 Best Films of 2012. Probably my favorite year-end list so far, because it features so much variation: small independent films, documentaries, foreign language, mainstream.

SJ Honeywell provides us with his annual 10 Films That Should've Been in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Dan shares Top 5 Blog Discoveries of 2012

Jake from Not Just Movies lists The Best Films of 2012

SDG reveals choices for 2013 Blind Spot Series

Sati wrote a wonderful review of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Andina, Niels85 and Jessica loved Life of Pi (2012). A film I intend to watch this week.

Eric loved Lawrence of Arabia [1962], a perfect score of 10/10. I have it on my watchlist for 2013.

Amiresque reviewed Holy Motors, and agrees with me the film is praiseworthy, but lacks emotional impact.

30 comments:

  1. Cheers for the link love, Chris! Will be looking forward to seeing your run down of 2012 films :)

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    1. @Jaina: You're welcome! I will post best of 2012 in a few months. Still many 2012 releases I want to check out.

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  2. Many thanks, Chris. And Happy New Year!

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    1. @Alex Ramon: Good job with that list. Happy New Year!

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  3. Thank you so much for the link! Glad you liked the review!

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    1. @Sati: You're welcome! Enjoyed reading your review.

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  4. Thanks for the linkage, Chris! Will look forward on your thoughts on Life of Pi

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    1. @Andina: Any time! I'll drag out the suspense...Life of Pi review this weekend (:

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  5. Thanks for the link! Can't wait to hear what you think of Lawrence of Arabia.

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    1. @Eric: You're welcome! With a 10/10 rating Lawrence of Arabia is a must-see. The only minor objection I have is the running time.

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  6. Thanks for the link Chris !!

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    1. @SDG: No problem! I'll keep an eye out for your blind spot reviews.

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  7. Thanks for the great links! There are some new-to-me blogs here I want to check out.

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    1. @Quirky BookandFilmBuff: Glad you found a few new links, I can see you've been busy commenting (:

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  8. Thanks for the link love. I plan to see Zero Dark Thirty next weekend since it will arrive in Atlanta that week.

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    1. @thevoid99: No problem! Zero Dark Thirty is on my radar too.

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  9. Thanks for the link, Chris! There are few of these posts that I haven't read (including the Slant list), so I'll be heading there right now.

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    1. @Dan Heaton: My pleasure! I love year-end lists, so thought it would be a cool idea to make a collection of them here. I'm glad you found one or two you hadn't read.

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  10. Thanks so much for the link Chris!

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  11. Thanks for the link love!

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  12. Two links for the price of one! Thanks very much Chris! Going to check out Slant's top 25 now!

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    1. @Pete Turner: Two great articles=two links (: Definitely check the Slant list, plenty of interesting picks on that.

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  13. Thanks for the link, Chris. I also listed my top 10 Chinese films last year(not included in the Asian film list)!

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  14. @David: You're welcome. I'll comment on your year-end lists in a day or two.

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  15. Thanks for the link Chris. Also, that Slant Mag list aligns very closely with my tastes. Reminds me that I really need to see The Deep Blue Sea.

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    1. @Bonjour Tristesse: You're welcome. Yes, I could see a few titles on the slant list that also have featured on your site.

      Hope you like The Deep Blue Sea, you can read my review of it here: http://letterboxd.com/mas365/film/the-deep-blue-sea/

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  16. Chris what did you think about the similarities between Thief and Drive? Hearing about them was one of the reasons I ended up watching Thief.

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    1. @3guys1movie: I prefer Drive (2011), even though I could have done without the violent elevator scene. Thief (1981) to me lacked memorable action sequences, and was a bit slow. Both have great soundtracks, no doubt.
      I've read Vanishing Point(which I enjoyed more than Thief) and The Driver (1978) (which I haven't watched) were also influences on Drive.
      Drive also reminded of Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, the ambiguous Travis character that is.Fighting for justice, but his actions are not deemed morally correct.

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