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Very belated film post

Before it's time to list the movies seen in 2012, it might be nice to get last year's film viewing recorded for posterity.





  1. True Grit
  2. The Company Men
  3. Winter's Bone
  4. Vanishing on 7th Street
  5. Queen to Play
  6. Source Code
  7. The Double Hour  (La Doppia Ora)
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2  (3 times)
  9. The Debt
  10. Contagion
  11. Bobby Fischer Against the World
  12. The Conquest  (La Conquete)
  13. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  (this was the English-language remake)
  14. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The film no one's probably heard of, and the one worth tracking down if you like creepy, unexplained, apocalyptic stories, is Vanishing on 7th Street.  As for the remakes, Dragon Tattoo was better than I thought it would be, but still not as good as the Swedish original.  And Tinker, Tailor did an excellent job of turning a complex John le Carré novel (a six-hour PBS miniseries with Alec Guinness as Smiley) into a taut film.  I still think the PBS version is the gold standard, but the remake stands on its own two feet with an outstanding cast (and it's joined my DVD library).

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maddiec24
Dec. 29th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
How did you like True Grit and Winter's Bone?
aswanargent
Dec. 31st, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
I liked them both very much. Terrific acting by everyone involved.
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