Friday, February 22, 2013

2013 Academy Award Picks

So here's how this works: I'll give you a list of the nominees for each of the major categories, then I'll name who I think is the favorite to win, as well as who I would give the award to. Short and sweet.

And while you're at it, check out My Top 10 Movies of 2012!!!

Now onto the business at hand...

Best Picture

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

The Favorite to Win: Argo or Lincoln
My Pick: Les Miserables

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Top 10 Movies of 2012

The year of 2012 was, for me at least, an odd sort of year at the theater. There were a lot of very good films released, but no one movie truly distinguished itself as “the best” film of 2012. Then how did I make this list? I simply went through the 80+ movies I saw last year and compared them one-by-one, asking “If I could only watch one of these films again, which would I rather keep?”

I must admit, while I usually try to give equal consideration to artistry and entertainment in my Top 10 Movies of the Year lists, I think my process this year led to an increased emphasis of “fun” over art. And if I may add one more disclaimer: I may see quite a few films in a year, but I still don't get the chance to see them all. Therefore, keep reading after the Top 10 to see my lists of Honorable Mentions, as well as a list of films which may have stood a shot at the Top 10, but I didn't get a chance to see.

And for a blast from the past, you can check out the links below for my past lists.

2009 - 2010 - 2011

And now on to the business at hand...

Friday, February 15, 2013

The "Catch-Up List"

It was proving impossible to catch up on everything I've seen over the past few months one at a time, so here's a huge "Catch-Up List." There are many movies on here I would have loved to have spent a considerable amount more time on and some that are getting exactly the amount of attention they deserve. If you don't see a recent movie on here you're looking for, it either got a full review (which you can find here) or I haven't seen it yet. Look for My Top 10 Movies of 2012 and My 2012 Academy Award Picks coming soon! For now, enjoy catching up on 34 movies with me!