Wednesday, December 26, 2012

MY 2012 LIST

This year's list of films I watched which for better or worse were the most interesting to me:

 Blow-Up was one of the essential art films of the 1960's.  I was expecting the worst from the director Michelangelo Antonioni and much to my surprise this was a very impressive film, in fact a masterpiece.

 Wild River, the director was Elia Kazan so the film is extremely well made and still very relevent.

 2001:  A Space Odyssey probably the best science fiction film ever made.

 What's the big deal with Greed,?  This seems extremely overrated in what will be my first and only viewing.  Who could blame MGM for cutting this down?  Von Stroheim has made better films.

 Maitresse is about the romance between a dominatrix and a thief.  A fascinating love story which you probably shouldn't watch with your girlfriend.

Probably Steve McQueen's oddest personal project, still An Enemy Of The People is from the Ibsen play and has some very pointed things to say about about the small mindedness of majority rule.

Solid decent thriller, Argo is a well made entertainment in the traditional Hollywood style of storytelling.

 Didn't anyone read the book? John Carter was a bad idea from inception through marketing.  The only thing this film had going for it was the easy on the eyes actor Lynn Collins. 

Alfred Hitchcock's worst film, this is really the bottom of the barrel for great director.

 Coppola was clearly influenced by Blow Up, but The Conversation stands out on it's own.

As usual some good films but a lot of bad ones with this year's viewing.

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