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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Quick Spins: Movies of 2012
It's funny how there seems to be three seasons when it comes to movies. The months January through April are generally pretty lousy. May through September perk up but are largely filled with escapist fare like comic book adaptations and comedies. Then the last three months of the year we finally enjoy a banquet of smart, visually stunning, creative endeavors.
The first few months of 2012 were really rough for me movie-wise. I actually started lamenting to my friends how much better television (especially cable programming)was these days. But then Wes Anderson's charming comedy "Moonrise Kingdom" finally broke the ice.
Here's a list of the films I've enjoyed the most this year: Flight, Moonrise Kingdom, Lincoln, Cloud Atlas, Looper, Chronicle, Rock of Ages, Prometheus, Silver Linings Playbook. I'm really looking forward to seeing Skyfall, Life of Pi, Django Unchained, This is Forty, Les Miserables.