Notable Films of 2012

Here is my list of notable films for 2012:21-jump-street-poster__span

  1. 21 Jump Street
  2. 5 Broken Cameras
  3. Act of Killing, The
  4. After Lucia
  5. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
  6. Almayer’s Folly
  7. Alps
  8. Amazing Spider-Man, The
  9. Amour
  10. Anna Karenina
  11. Araf-Somewhere in Between
  12. Arbitrage
  13. Argo
  14. Attenberg
  15. Avengers, The (Marvel’s)
  16. Barbara
  17. Beauty is Embarrassing
  18. Beasts of the Southern Wildbeastssouthernwild
  19. Berberian Sound Studio
  20. Bernie
  21. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The
  22. Bestiaire
  23. Beyond the Hills
  24. Blancanieves
  25. Blood of My Blood
  26. Boy
  27. Brave
  28. Bully
  29. Burning Hot Summer, The
  30. Cabin in the Woods, The
  31. Central Park Five, The
  32. Chasing Ice
  33. Chico & Rita
  34. China Heavyweight
  35. Chroniclechronicle_ver3
  36. Cloud Atlas
  37. Color Wheel, The
  38. Comedy, The
  39. Compliance
  40. Consuming Spirits
  41. Cosmopolis
  42. Damsels in Distress
  43. Dark Horse
  44. Dark Knight Rises, The
  45. Day He Arrives, The
  46. Deep Blue Sea, The
  47. Detropia
  48. Django Unchained
  49. Domaine
  50. Dragon
  51. Dust Bowl, The
  52. Elenaend-of-watch-poster
  53. End of Watch
  54. Expendables 2
  55. Fake It So Real
  56. Fill The Void
  57. Flight
  58. Footnote
  59. Frankenweenie
  60. Friends With Kids
  61. From Up on Poppy Hill
  62. Gatekeepers, The
  63. Gayby
  64. Girl Walk/All Day
  65. God Bless America
  66. Goodbye, My Love
  67. Grey, The
  68. Haywire
  69. Headhunters
  70. Hello I Must Be Goinghitchcock-final-movie-poster
  71. Hitchcock
  72. Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The
  73. Holy Motors
  74. Hope Springs
  75. Hotel Transylvania
  76. House I Live In, The
  77. How to Survive a Plague
  78. Hunger Games, The
  79. Hypnotist, The
  80. I Wish
  81. Ice Age: Continental Drift
  82. Impossible, The
  83. Imposter, The
  84. In The Family
  85. Intouchables, The
  86. Invisible War, The
  87. Island President, The
  88. It So Realkeep_the_lights_on
  89. It’s Such a Beautiful Day
  90. Jeff, Who Lives at Home
  91. Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  92. Keep the Lights On
  93. Kid with a Bike, The
  94. Kill List
  95. Killer Joe
  96. Killing Them Softly
  97. Law in These Parts, The
  98. Le Grand Amour
  99. Les Miserables
  100. Let the Bullets Fly
  101. Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, A
  102. Life of Pi
  103. Life Without Principle
  104. Like Someone in Love
  105. Lincolnlooper
  106. Loneliest Planet, The
  107. Looper
  108. Lorax, The
  109. Lore
  110. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  111. Magic Mike
  112. Margaret
  113. Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present
  114. Master, The
  115. Memories Look at Me
  116. Men in Black 3
  117. Middle of Nowhere
  118. Miss Bala
  119. Mobile Homestead trilogy
  120. Monsieur Lazhar
  121. Moonrise Kingdom
  122. Neighboring SoundsOnce_Upon_a_Time_in_Anatolia_1
  123. No
  124. Not Fade Away
  125. Oki’s Movie
  126. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  127. Only the Young
  128. Oslo, August 31st
  129. Our Children
  130. Painting, The
  131. Paperboy, The
  132. ParaNorman
  133. Perks of Being a Wallflower, The
  134. Photographic Memory
  135. Pirates: Band of Misfits, The
  136. Pitch Perfect
  137. Possession
  138. Premium Rush
  139. PrometheusPromised-Land-Movie-Poster-300x444
  140. Promised Land
  141. Queen of Versailles, The
  142. Rabbi’s Cat, The
  143. Raid: Redemption, The
  144. Rebelle (War Witch)
  145. Red Hook Summer
  146. Return
  147. Rise of the Guardians
  148. Robot and Frank
  149. Room 237
  150. Royal Affair, A
  151. Ruby Sparks
  152. Rust and Bone
  153. Sack Barrow
  154. Safety Not Guaranteed
  155. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  156. SamsaraThe-Secret-World-of-Arrietty-poster
  157. Searching for Sugar Man
  158. Secret World of Arrietty, The
  159. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  160. Sessions, The
  161. Seven Psychopaths
  162. Shut Up and Play the Hits
  163. Side By Side
  164. Sightseers
  165. Silver Linings Playbook
  166. Simple Life, A
  167. Sinister
  168. Sister
  169. Skyfall
  170. Smashed
  171. Snow White and the Huntsman
  172. Snowtown Murders, The
  173. Something in the Air
  174. Sound of My Voice, The
  175. Starlet
  176. Stories We TellTakeThisWaltzfr
  177. Tabu
  178. Take This Waltz
  179. Tchoupitoulas
  180. Ted
  181. Teddy Bear
  182. This Is 40
  183. This Is Not a Film
  184. This Must Be the Place
  185. To Rome with Love
  186. Turin Horse, The
  187. Two Years At Sea
  188. Under African Skies
  189. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
  190. Unspeakable Act, The
  191. Waiting Room, The
  192. We Have a Pope
  193. West of Memphisthe-woman-in-black-movie-poster-3
  194. Where Do We Go Now?
  195. Whore’s Glory
  196. Woman in Black, The
  197. Wreck-It-Ralph
  198. Wuthering Heights
  199. Your Sister’s Sister
  200. Zarafa
  201. Zero Dark Thirty

My Oscar Predictions 2012

Here are my Oscar predictions in BOLD*** for 2012. The Academy Awards will be handed out this Sunday, February 26th.


“The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer*** (Predicted Winner) 

“The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer

“The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers

“Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers

Midnight in ParisLetty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers

“Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers

“The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined

“War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers


“The Artist” Michel Hazanavicius*** (Predicted Winner) 

“The Descendants” Alexander Payne

“Hugo” Martin Scorsese

“Midnight in Paris” Woody Allen

“The Tree of Life” Terrence Malick


Demin Bichir in “A Better Life”

George Clooney in “The Descendants”

Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”*** (Predicted Winner) 

Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”


Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn

Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”

Nick Nolte in “Warrior”

Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”*** (Predicted Winner) 

Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”


Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis in “The Help”*** (Predicted Winner) 

Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”

Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”


Benice Bejo in “The Artist”

Jessica Chastain in “The Help”

Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”

Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs”

Octavia Spencer in “The Help”*** (Predicted Winner) 


“The Descendants” Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash*** (Predicted Winner) 

“Hugo” Screenplay by John Logan

“The Ides of March” Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon

“Moneyball” Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin

“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan


“The Artist” Written by Michel Hazanavicius

“Bridesmaids” Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig

“Margin Call” Written by J.C. Chandor

“Midnight in Paris” Written by Woody Allen*** (Predicted Winner)

“A Separation” Written by Asghar Farhadi


“Bullhead” Belgium

“Footnote” Israel

“In Darkness” Poland

“Monsieur Lazhar” Canada

“A Separation” Iran *** (Predicted Winner)


“A Cat in Paris ” Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli”

Chico & Rita “Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal

“Kung Fu Panda 2” Jennifer Yuh Nelson

“Puss in Boots” Chris Miller

“Rango” Gore Verbinski*** (Predicted Winner)


“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie*** (Predicted Winner)

“Real in Rio”from “Rio” Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett