Le Movie’s Snob’s Picky Top Ten Movies of 2012
As promised, on the last day of 2012, I present you with my selection of the year’s best films. (I will be reviewing Amour and Rust and Bone early next month, and I apologize that I did not review all of the movies in my list.)
Hopefully, in the past year, Le Movie Snob has earned your trust with her discerning point of view and enhanced your cinematic experience.
I look forward to sharing my views, news, and reviews with you in 2013!
May our community of movie snobs grow and be dazzled au cinéma in the new year!
Without further adoo, on y va!
I urge you to see this movie before reading any reviews (other than mine, which will NOT spoil the experience)
Ben Affleck’s journey from half of Bennifer to deservedly acclaimed director is as improbable as the story of this movie.
You MUST SEE this movie; apart from the importance of the subject matter, it is masterfully crafted historical document that illuminates the true meaning of the political term “pro-life.”
A non-feminist feminist movie.
5. Rust and Bone (De rouille et d’os)
Astoundingly original movie that I urge you to see- repeating my warning not to read reviews that risk spoilers (which I would never do without sufficient warning.) Le Movie Snob wants you to be as astounded as she was.
There was no need to franco-size the title as its original title The Untouchable was spot-on. A personal merci from Le Movie Snob for ending the reign of Amélie.
Babel without the babble. Surprisingly original in story and cast: Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz, Ben Foster, Jamel Debbouze, Moritz Bleibtreu are all successful actors whose work a Movie Snob should know.
Refreshingly romance-free, and excellent child actors. The story involves violence in a school setting and may be hard to watch so soon after the Sandy Hook tragedy.
9. Friends With Kids
Disappointingly underrated film by triple threat Jennifer Westfeldt (a.k.a. Jon Hamm’s s.o.), with great cast that might have too accurately depicted how having kids changes everything.
Although Chief Bravo-lebrity (& programmer) Andy Cohen may have inured us to no longer be shocked by the rich who buy everything but taste and humility, this movie is not a feature-length episode of Bravo-dreck. If you watch the movie carefully and have paid attention to various news items since its theatrical release, the real star of the movie turns out to be the King.