A year ago I had one film in particular on my watch list: MOONRISE KINGDOM by Wes Anderson. And I’m afraid it’s his first movie that didn’t work for me. There’s plenty of great moments and scenes as usual, but this time it didn’t fit together as a movie for me. But it’s still my favorite trailer of the year I guess. Ok, maybe not fair, because the trailer was from 2011. Ok, then I praise the great teaser and trailer of another Anderson instead: THE MASTER by P.T. Anderson – after the images and performance bits from Joaquin Phoenix I wanted to see this one sooo badly. A teaser that didn’t try to tell you something, which just gave a taste of something, something big. Which turned out to be more boring than big. At least to me. But hands down for the fantastic trailer.
In the 90s I was a regular at this small cinema in Bavaria…
So if none of those mentioned above made it to the top movies of 2012, which did?
Best films I saw in 2012 (not necessarily from that year) weiterlesen
Note: I write this article in English, because the majority of titles are, too. Also most of my colleagues I work with and possibly read this will have no problem with it. On the other hand if it wasn’t for the epd-Film magazine I used to read, there wouldn’t be a need for writing a list like this one anyway. Wherever I could I linked the trailers or the mentioned scenes, so when I write SPOILER, it’s exactly that. Watch the films first, or don’t blame me, ok? So, without further ado, here’s my 2011 winner:
It was sort of a tie with THE TREE OF LIFE by Terrence Malick, but Nicolas Winding Refn (is that a real name?) is my winner, because he cut this one down to the bare bones of the story. Don’t get me wrong, I dig the length (and height) of TOL, but Malick is a true master already, and Refn now proved to the last doubt, that he himself is one too.
Best films I saw in 2011 (not necessarily from that year) weiterlesen