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SML Top Films of 2012

By / Saturday, December 29, 2012 / Category: Rebecca's Favorites / 1 comment

Here’s a quick rundown of 2012’s Best from your friends at Serious Movie Lover:  


1-3.   We’re going with a 3-way tie for first place.

Moonrise Kingdom 

Saw this movie three times in the theater and loved it every time.  Special recognition to Alexandre Desplat for the music.




The Master–   Mesmerizing cinematography and acting.  A shame that it will not be rewarded in a major way this awards season.






Life of Pi–Amazing in every respect.  Kudos to Ang Lee.  


4.  Bernie–Hilarious!  Finally a good feature for Jack Black.  Loved the locals featured in this fun flick.

5.  Argo-–Nothing over the top here, just solid filmmaking from Ben Affleck.


Honorable Mentions

Lincoln–Too stage-y for us but a tour de force for Daniel Day Lewis.

Anna Karenina—Speaking of stage-y!  Loved the innovative setting and the costuming (and Keira Knightley).

Chicken With Plums– An sad but enchanting fairy tale from Iran featuring Matthieu Almaric (one of my favorite Frenchmen).

Seven Psychopaths– We have a weak spot for Colin Farrell, we confess, and also for Martin McDonagh‘s black comedies.

The Dark Knight Rises — Impressive end to a brilliant trilogy, although not up to Heath Ledger‘s turn in the 2nd film.


Pending / Still waiting to see…..

Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Amour, On the Road






What are your favorites?  Be sure to tell us in our comments section.


Thanks and see you in the New Year!


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One Response to “SML Top Films of 2012”

  1. Cindy says:

    B., I like your list although Bernie, Chicken With Plums and Anna Karenina have not made it to my part of rural America. Some other films I thoroughly enjoyed and would include for this year were: The Avengers, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Safety Not Guaranteed, Brave (my favorite animated) and A Late Quartet ( a little gem I saw a few weeks ago because the subject matter was one of my favorites – a chamber music quartet plus a great cast including Christopher Walken & Philip Seymour Hoffman). Hoping 2013 is another great year for films and serious movie lovers!!