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My Top 10 films of 2012

  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  3. Argo
  4. Moonrise Kingdom
  5. Cabin in the Woods
  6. Untouchable
  7. Paranorman
  8. A Fantastic Fear of Everything
  9. Looper
  10. Life of Pi 
Tags: 2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Beasts of the Southern Wild Argo Moonrise Kingdom Cabin in the Woods Untouchable Paranorman A Fantastic Fear of Everything Looper Life of Pi Best Of
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Ticket #100: Parental Guidance

Ticket #100: Parental Guidance

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Film #100: Parental GuidanceDirector: Andy Fickman
Mostly mediocre at best, the entire film is carried by the amazing performances from the children. Despite it’s almost entirely lack lustre and twee content, I would argue it contains one of the scenes of the year.
Warning here be mild spoilers:The middle child, Turner, suffers from a stutter, and a major plot path of the film is him attempting to overcome it. For the most part it’s a predictable and tawdry storyline, but the climax is superb. I cried, like ugly-crying-lip-quivering-epic-sad-face cried, but was so happy. Excellent cinema.
2/5 Stars

Film #100: Parental Guidance
Director: Andy Fickman

Mostly mediocre at best, the entire film is carried by the amazing performances from the children. Despite it’s almost entirely lack lustre and twee content, I would argue it contains one of the scenes of the year.

Warning here be mild spoilers:
The middle child, Turner, suffers from a stutter, and a major plot path of the film is him attempting to overcome it. For the most part it’s a predictable and tawdry storyline, but the climax is superb. I cried, like ugly-crying-lip-quivering-epic-sad-face cried, but was so happy. Excellent cinema.

2/5 Stars

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Ticket #99: Midnight’s Children

Ticket #99: Midnight’s Children

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Film #99: Midnight’s ChildrenDirector: Deepa Mehta
Firstly, I have no read the book, so forgive my lack of knowledge in that area.
This film was compelling, visually stunning and excellently acted. The humour was right on key and the important stuff was just dark enough. The trailer let me to believe the film would be about the Midnight’s Children, but the film centred around one boy and his story. I don’t know if this is the case in the book, or you get a broader introduction to the group.
I didn’t really feel into the film, more as if I was observing it, and then suddenly, without any warning, I was sobbing, completely and utterly moved by what I was watching. It felt like a moment of cinema genius.
I strongly recommend this film, because despite it’s fault, it is wonderful.
4/5 Stars 

Film #99: Midnight’s Children
Director: Deepa Mehta

Firstly, I have no read the book, so forgive my lack of knowledge in that area.

This film was compelling, visually stunning and excellently acted. The humour was right on key and the important stuff was just dark enough. The trailer let me to believe the film would be about the Midnight’s Children, but the film centred around one boy and his story. I don’t know if this is the case in the book, or you get a broader introduction to the group.

I didn’t really feel into the film, more as if I was observing it, and then suddenly, without any warning, I was sobbing, completely and utterly moved by what I was watching. It felt like a moment of cinema genius.

I strongly recommend this film, because despite it’s fault, it is wonderful.

4/5 Stars 

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Ticket #98: TinkerBell and the Secret of the Wings

Ticket #98: TinkerBell and the Secret of the Wings

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Film #98: TinkerBell and the Secret of the WingsDirector: Roberts Gannaway & Peggy Holmes
Pretty solid kid’s film with a nice message. A strong voice cast & beautiful animation. Enjoyed it much more than anticipated.
3.5/5 Stars 

Film #98: TinkerBell and the Secret of the Wings
Director: Roberts Gannaway & Peggy Holmes

Pretty solid kid’s film with a nice message. A strong voice cast & beautiful animation. Enjoyed it much more than anticipated.

3.5/5 Stars 

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Ticket #97: Jack Reacher

Ticket #97: Jack Reacher

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Film #97: Jack ReacherDirector: Christopher McQuarrie
Not too much to say here, better than your average Tom Cruise film, but deeply slow in parts.
2.5/5 Stars

Film #97: Jack Reacher
Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Not too much to say here, better than your average Tom Cruise film, but deeply slow in parts.

2.5/5 Stars

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Ticket #96: Life of Pi

Ticket #96: Life of Pi

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