A Top 10 of films I have seen on DVD, streamed & on TV in 2012 - Steve Friendship Blog

A Top 10 of films I have seen on DVD, streamed & on TV in 2012
Tue, Jan 1, 2013

A top 10 choice of quite a random selection of films I have caught on DVD / Streaming / TV during 2012. The release dates are many a varied and they just happen to be films I watched during the year.

 

1.     A Separation

On the surface fairly straightforward, underneath a minefield of moral complexity.

 

2.     Bridesmaids

Hilarious and a good story.

 

3.     Rango

I had missed the publicity, so it was a pleasant surprise that it was so good.

 

4.     Lourdes

A woman with MS visits the town of miracles.

 

5.     The Help

A good story – even if the reality may have been different.

 

6.     Heimat.

The Saga Continues. I am celebrating reaching the end of Heimat Series 2. Series 1 & 2 are a cycle of 24 feature length films following the fortunes of a German family from 1919 to 1982 – Domestic, but epic.  

 

7.     Hearts of Darkness: A filmmakers apocalypse

A great documentary about the making of a great film.

 

8.     God Bless America

Frank and Roxy clean up America; with guns.

 

9.     Even Dwarves Started Small.

Frankly anything by Werner Herzog is fine by me at the moment. He could read a shopping list and it would sound as if he had looked into the abyss… again.

 

10.  Goth Cruise

Big-up for local filmmaker Jeanie Finlay. Also catch Sound It Out a great doc about the last record shop in Teeside.

 

 

Special Mentions

 

Of Time and the City

My Best Fiend

Cameraman: the Life and work of Jack Cardiff. 

Animal Kingdom

 

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