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2012 Films, Alphabetically (With Grades)

Titles are listed alphabetically 
(Or: listed in groups by grade

110 Films
Last Update 2/11/13
Title (Director) Grade #of times seen if more than 1 Reviews if applicable 

Rachel Weisz lusts uncontrollably for Tom Hiddleston. No one blames her.

Alpha Order 2012

21 Jump Street (Phil Lord & Chris Miller) B+ Review 
28 Hotel Rooms (Matt Ross) B- Capsule

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
(Timur Bekmambetov) D+ 
Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marc Webb) C- Review 
Amour (Michael Haneke) A- Review 
Anna Karenina (Joe Wright) B+ Capsule
Any Day Now (Travis Fine) C Interview 
Arbitrage (Nicholas Jarecki) C
Argo (Ben Affleck) B
Avengers, The (Joss Whedon) B+²  Review | Sequel Wishlist | In-Flight ReScreen

Bachelorette (Lesley Headland)Beau's Take | Leslye Headland Guest Blog
Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (Marie Losier) D+ 
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Behn Zeitlin) A- Capsule  
Beloved (Christophe Honore) C+
Bernie (Richard Linklater) C
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The (John Madden) B- Review 
Brave (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell) B² Capsule 
Bullhead (Michael R Roskam) B+ 

Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard) C+ 
Chronicle (Josh Trank) B- Overrated List
Cloud Atlas
(Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Tom Tykwer) F Capsule
Compliance (Craig Zobel) C- Review & Interview
(David Cronenberg) B+ Beau's Take 

Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman) B-
Dark Knight Rises, The (Chris Nolan) B- Review
Dark Shadows (Tim Burton) Review 
Declaration of War (Valérie Donzelli) B+ 
Deep Blue Sea
(Terence Davies) B/B+
Django Unchained
(Quentin Tarantino) B Various Posts

End of Watch (David Ayer) B+

Farewell My Queen (Benoît Jacquot) B+ Review
Flight (Robert Zemeckis) B- Review
For a Good Time, Call... (Jamie Travis) C+ Capsule 
Frankenweenie (Tim Burton) B+ original short | Capsule

Gayby (Jonathan Lipsicki) B+ Capsule | Interview 
Ginger and Rosa (Sally Potter) B²

Haywire (Steven Soderbergh) C Review 
Hello I Must Be Going (Todd Louiso) B Melanie Lynskey Guest Blog
Hit So Hard (P David Ebersole) 
Hitchcock (Sacha Gervasi) C+ Review
Holy Motors (Leos Carax) B+ Capsule
Hope Springs (David Frankel) Capsule 
How to Survive a Plague (David France) B+ 
The House I Live In (Eugene Jarecki) B+
Hunger Games (Gary Ross) B- Review 

I Want Your Love (Travis Mathews) Interview
The Impossible (Juan Antonio Bayona) C+ 
The Invisible War (Kirby Dick) B- 

Jeff, Who Lives At Home (Mark and Jay Duplass) D+
John Carter (Andrew Stanton) C+ Review 
Joyful Noise (Todd Graf) C-

Keep the Lights On (Ira Sachs) C+ Capsule & Overrated List
Killer Joe (William Friedkin) B- Capsule

Lawless (John Hillcoat) B- Review 
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg) B+/A- Podcast
Life of Pi (Ang Lee) C Overrated List
Lola Versus (Daryl Wein) C
Looper (Rian Johnson)B+ Review
The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev) B+ Review

Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh) A-³ Review 
The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson) C+ Review & Overrated List
Middle of Nowhere (Ava DuVernay) B+
Les Misérables (Tom Hooper) A-³ Screening & Interview & Various Posts
Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson) B+ Capsule 
Mirror Mirror (Tarsem) Review 
Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo) B Capsule 

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Peter Hedges) D- Capsule 
On the Road (Walter Salles) B- Brief Thoughts 
Our Children (Joachim LaFosse) C+ Capsule 
Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier) B+ 

The Paperboy (Lee Daniels) B-  Review & Interview
ParaNorman (Chris Butler & Sam Fell) 
Paul Williams Still Alive (Stephen Kessler) C+
Peace, Love and Misunderstanding (Bruce Beresford) Capsule
People Like Us (Alex Kurtzman) C- Capsule 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky) B Capsule & Interview
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Peter Lord & Jeff Hewitt) C
Pitch Perfect (Jason Moore) B² Capsule
Premium Rush (David Koepp) D Capsule
Prometheus (Ridley Scott) B Capsule 

Quartet (Dustin Hoffman) D Capsule

Rise of the Guardians (Peter Ramsey) C- Capsule
Rock of Ages (Adam Shankman) C Review 
A Royal Affair (Nikolaj Arcel) B Brief Thought
Rust & Bone (Jacques Audiard) B-  

Searching For Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul)
The Secret Life of Arrietty (Hiromasa Yonebayashi) B- Capsule
The Sessions (Ben Lewin) B- Review 
Seven Psycopaths (Martin McDonagh) tba
Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell) C+ Brief Thought
Skyfall (Sam Mendes) B+ Review 
Smashed (James Ponsoldt) B/B-
Snow White and the Huntsman (Rupert Sanders) C+² Review
Sparkle (Salim Akil) Review 
(Sean Baker) B+  

Le Tableau/The Painting (Jean Francois) B/B- 
Take This Waltz (Sarah Polley) B-
(Seth MacFarlane) B+ 
This is 40 
(Judd Apatow) C-
To Rome With Love (Woody Allen) D+ Review
Total Recall (Len Wiseman) C- Review

Vito (Jeffrey Schwarz) B- Interview

Wanderlust (David Wain) C+ 
What a Man 
(Matthias Schweighöfer) C 
Wreck-It Ralph
(Rich Moore) C+ 

Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow) B+³ 

No Distribution in the States
Bwakaw (Jun Lana) A-  Review

Older Movies (Finally Released in the States OR Special Re-Releases) but too old to be eligible for my annual awards or for me to think of them as 2012 releases.
Hipsters (Valeriy Todorovskiy.... Russia from 2008)
Boy (Taika Waititi... New Zealand from 2010)
Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly... from 1952) A+⁷ Best Shot
Titanic 3D (James Cameron... from 1997) A⁴ in its original form... B with new 3D 
Oki's Movie (Hong Sang Soo... Korea from 2010) C- 






Entertainments Consumed, 2013

with links to writings about them... if such writings exist


                     02.01 n/a
02.02  ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (portions again), CAMP (3rd time) & PITCH PERFECT (2nd time) in an impromptu Anna Kendrick double feature
02.03 28 HOTEL ROOMS 
02.04 BUNHEADS "Take the Vicuna" (1.15), RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE "Lip Synch Extravaganza Eleganza"
02.05 SMASH "On Broadway/The Fallout"
                    02.06 n/a
02.07 YOSSI
                    02.08-09 n/a
02.10 REVENGE "Union", DOWNTON ABBEY 3.6
02.11 BUNHEADS "There's Nothing Worse than a Pantsuit"(1.16),  RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE "Draggle Rock"

Ellen Burstyn, Sebastian Stan & Maggie Grace in PICNIC on Broadwayjanuary

                01.02 n/a
01.03 LOOPER (second)
01.04 THE OTHER PLACE (Broadway)
01.05 THE DEEP, KON-TIKI (Oscar hopefuls at the Walter Reade)
01.06 PICNIC (Broadway), DOWNTON ABBEY (3.1 & 3.2) & REVENGE "Power" (2.10)
01.07 STARLET & BUNHEADS "You Wanna See Something?" (1.11)
               01.08-09 n/a
               01.11-12 n/a 
01.14 DOWNTON ABBEY (3.3) & BUNHEADS "Channing Tatum is a Fine Actor" (1.12) 
               01.16 n/a
01/17 MOCKINGBIRD LANE (pilot), PARKS & REC "Pawnee Commons" (5.8), MODERN FAMILY "Diamond in the Rough" (4/10) 
01.18 THE HOURS (fifth)
              01.19 n/a
01.20 REVENGE "Sabotage" & "Collusion" (2.11 & 2.12) DOWNTON ABBEY (3.4)
             01.21-23 n/a
01.24 YOSSI & JAGGER (3rd)
01.26 DREAMGIRLS (portions)
01.27 SAG AWARDS + DOWNTON ABBEY (3.5... cried my eyes out)
01.28 RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE  "RuPaulywood or Bust" (5.1)
01.29 BUNHEADS  "The Astronaut and the Ballerina" (1.14)
             01.30 n/a
01.31 CABARET (10th time? Anyway... a lot) 


2012 Films, By Grade

A | A- | B+ Cream of Crop
Amour (Michael Haneke) A- Review 
Bwakaw (Jun Lana) A-  Review
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Behn Zeitlin) A- Capsule   
Declaration of War (Valérie Donzelli) B+ 
End of Watch (David Ayer) B+
Farewell My Queen (Benoît Jacquot) B+ Review 
Holy Motors (Leos Carax) B+
Les Misérables (Tom Hooper) A-
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg) B+
Looper (Rian Johnson) B+ Review
The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev) B+ Review
Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh) A-² Review
Moonrise Kingdom 
(Wes Anderson) B+ Capsule  
No (Pablo Tarrain) A- Review 
Skyfall (Sam Mendes) B+  Review 
Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow) B+ 

B+ | B  Go see it!
21 Jump Street (Phil Lord & Chris Miller) B+ Review  
Anna Karenina (Joe Wright) B+
Avengers, The (Joss Whedon) B²  Review | Sequel Wishlist | In-Flight ReScreen
Bachelorette (Lesley Headland) B Beau's Take | Leslye Headland Guest Blog 
Blancanieves (Pablo Berger) B
Bullhead (Michael R Roskam) B+  
Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg) B Beau's Take  
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino) B
Frankenweenie (Tim Burton) B+ original short | Capsule
Gayby (Jonathan Lipsicki) B+ Capsule | Interview  
The House I Live In (Eugene Jarecki) B+ 
Middle of Nowhere (Aya) B+
Paranorman (Chris Butler & Sam Fell)
(Seth MacFarlane) B+ 

B | B - Of note
Argo (Ben Affleck) B 
Brave (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell) B Capsule  
Caesar Must Die (Paolo & Vittorio Taviani) B 
Chronicle (Josh Trank) B-  
Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman) B- 
Flight (Robert Zemeckis) B- Review
Ginger and Rosa (Sally Potter) Podcast  
Hello I Must Be Going (Todd Louiso) B 
Hope Springs (David Frankel) B Capsule
I Want Your Love (Travis Mathews) Interview
Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo) B Capsule  
The Paperboy (Lee Daniels) B-  Review 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chobsky) B
Prometheus (Ridley Scott) Capsule 
A Royal Affair (Nikolaj Arcel) B
Rust & Bone (Jacques Audiard) B/B-
The Secret Life of Arrietty (Hiromasa Yonebayashi) B- Capsule
The Sessions (Ben Lewin) Review 
Vito (Jeffrey Schwarz) B- Interview 

B- | C+ If it appeals to you, why not?
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The (John Madden) B- Review  
Dark Knight Rises, The (Chris Nolan) B-/C+ Review 
Hitchcock (Sacha Gervasi) C+
Hunger Games (Gary Ross) B- Review  
The Invisible War (Kirby Dick) B-
Lawless (John Hillcoat) B- Review  
Pitch Perfect (Jason Moore) B- Capsule  
Le Tableau (Jean Francoise Laguionie) B- 

C+ | C  Meh. Missable. But not without worthwhile moments 
Any Day Now (Travis Fine) C
Beloved (Christophe Honore) C+ 
Bernie (Richard Linklater) C 
Dark Shadows (Tim Burton) Review  
For a Good Time, Call... (Jamie Travis) C+ Capsule 
Haywire (Steven Soderbergh) C Review  
The Impossible (Juan Antonio Bayona) C+
John Carter (Andrew Stanton) C+ Review 
Keep the Lights On (Ira Sachs) C+ Capsule
Life of Pi (Ang Lee) C
Lola Versus (Daryl Wein) C 
Mirror Mirror (Tarsem) Review  
Our Children (Joachim LaFosse) C+ Capsule 
Peace, Love and Misunderstanding (Bruce Beresford) Capsule 
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Peter Lord & Jeff Hewitt) C 
Rock of Ages (Adam Shankman) C Review  
Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell) C+ 
Snow White and the Huntsman (Rupert Sanders) C+² Review
Sparkle (Salim Akil) Review  
Wreck It Ralph (Rich Moore) C+ 

C- | D+ No thank you
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (Timur Bekmambetov) D+  
Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marc Webb) C- Review  
Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (Marie Losier) D+  
Compliance (Craig Zobel) C-Review 
Jeff, Who Lives At Home (Mark and Jay Duplass) D+ 
Joyful Noise (Todd Graf) C- 
People Like Us (Alex Kurtzman) C- Capsule 
Rise of the Guardians (Peter Ramsey) C-
Total Recall (Len Wiseman) C- Review 
This is 40 (Judd Apatow) C- 

D | D- | F Run Away!!!
Cloud Atlas (Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer) F
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Peter Hedges) D- Capsule  
Premium Rush (David Koepp) D Capsule 
Quartet (Dustin Hoffman) D
Hit So Hard (P David Ebersole)   
To Rome With Love (Woody Allen) D Review