Best of 2012

I moved house in August and have struggled to blog the films I’ve been watching; maybe next year will have more time in it. I have seen the two movies the critics have been raving about (Amour and The Master) but didn’t like either.

Film released last year

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Best of friends

  1. The Hunt
  2. About Elly
  3. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  4. The Iron Lady
  5. Anna Karenina
  6. Ill Manors
  7. A Simple Life
  8. Looper
  9. Everyday
  10. Nostalgia for the Light

Films seen last year

What might have been

What might have been

  1. Vertigo
  2. Gattaca
  3. Ashes and Diamonds
  4. The Hunt
  5. About Elly
  6. Battle for Haditha
  7. In a Better World
  8. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  9. Import/Export
  10. Son of Babylon

Books of the Year

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  1. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, David Mitchell
  2. God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Christopher Hitchens
  3. Chavs, Owen Jones
  4. A Doll’s House, Ibsen
  5. The Information, James Gleick
  6. The Submission, Amy Waldman
  7. School Wars, Melissa Benn
  8. Arc 1.1: The Future Always Wins
  9. Granta 116: Ten Years Later
  10. Pictures from an Exhibition, Patrick Gale

Albums of the Year

  1. Kristina Train, Dark Black
  2. Thea Gilmore, John Wesley Harding
  3. Alt-J, Awesome
  4. Jessie Ware, Devotion
  5. Richard Hawley, Standing at the Sky’s Edge
  6. Vasks: Plainscapes Latvian Radio Choir
  7. Frank Turner, England Keep My Bones
  8. Django Django, Django Django
  9. Liszt: Harmonies du Soir, Nelson Freires
  10. 1982, Pintura

Live events of the year

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  1. The Unthanks Singing Weekend, Seahouses
  2. Lucian Freud Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London
  3. Brahms: German Requiem, Chester Festival Chorus, RLPO – Petrenko, Chester Cathedral
  4. Richard Hawley, City Hall, Sheffield
  5. Infinite Kusama – Tate Modern
  6. Joy in People, Jeremy Deller, Hayward
  7. Civil Wars, Apollo, Manchester
  8. Bellowhead, St George’s Hall, Bradford
  9. Top Girls, Caryl Churchill, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
  10. Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

I will have to consider including ‘best TV’ because of the  brilliant series: The Killing, Borgen, The Bridge, Homeland, and Mad Men.

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  1. [...] their lists, so perhaps we can get some debate going? Nick’s (more extensive) lists are also on his own blog – the two here were what he sent to me: Nick’s list of UK 2012 cinema [...]

  2. [...] their lists, so perhaps we can get some debate going? Nick’s (more extensive) lists are also on his own blog – the two here were what he sent to [...]

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