Monday, December 31, 2012

2012: The Movies and the Marvels

This has truly been the craziest year of my life. Misery and depression practically dripped from my fingertips until April when I found out I was moving to the Czech Republic. I went from literally being at my worst possible state to being utterly happy just a few months later. I'm still having trouble reconciling the changes and am still struggling to get a significant writing rhythm going, but life is actually good. Life is actually amazing. I have a lot of projects on the horizon and many of my small dreams are coming true. I can't wait to see what happens in 2013.

With all that was going on in 2012, I didn't have a chance to see that many new or new-to-me movies. I think I probably watched 50% less than I normally do in a given year, but here is the creme de la creme of what I did see.

In no particular order and with no particular agenda:

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012, John Hyams)

Romancing in Thin Air (2012, Johnnie To)

Don't Go Breaking My Heart (2011, Johnnie To)

Life Without Principle (2011, Johnnie To)

Scattered Clouds (1967, Mikio Naruse)

The Chapman Report (1962, George Cukor)

Let's Make Love (1960, George Cukor)

Eva Fools Around (1939, Mac Fric)

Pickup (1951, Hugo Haas)

Cosmopolis (2012, David Cronenberg)

They Drive by Night (1940, Raoul Walsh)

Expendables 2 (2012, Simon West)

Fast Five (2011, Justin Lin) 

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