Cinema Fanatic’s Favorite Fifteen Films of 2012
I really loved most of what I saw in 2011 (and actually my favorite film from 2011 I saw in 2012, but I will post more about that tomorrow). As for 2012, a lot of what I saw I felt kind of neutral about and a handful of films I downright hated (which is a rarity for me, really). I’m not sure what it was, but 2012 just didn’t live up to my expectations. That said, I did compile a list of fifteen films that I really loved. I wasn’t able to see Zero Dark Thirty or Amour before the end of the year, which I would have liked to have seen before compiling this list. Alas, they don’t open in San Francisco until after the new year. If you want to see all the 2012 releases I watched, you can do so here.
Movie Quote of the Day – 21 Jump Street, 2012 (dir. Phil Lord & Chris Miller)
Captain Dickson: Rule number two. Burns?
Burns: Do not have sexual relations with students or teachers, sir.
Captain Dickson: You hear that? That’s you. Don’t do it, man.
Captain Dickson: Keep that dirty dick in your pants. Don’t fuck no students, don’t fuck no teachers. . .
Schmidt: Sir, I know we come off as a couple of lady-killers, but I promise you, we will be super professional on the job. . .
Captain Dickson: Clearly I wasn’t talking to you, big-titties. You cherub-looking motherfucker. I was talking to your partner here. Fake-ass Handsome McGee. When I’m talking to him, I’m talking to him. When I say “shut the fuck up,” I’m talking to you.