My top films of the year


While I didn’t manage my target of watching 100 films in the year, I didn’t do too badly. Seen a lot of films I’ve been meaning to see and plenty of great stuff in the cinema. For that reason I’m going to cheat and do two lists of my top films of the year. Yes, cheat!

One’s a top 10 cinema releases and the other is a list of my top 10 small screen films I’ve watched from the comfort of my own home.

Both have been pretty tough for me. I reckon it would have been tougher had Les Miserables and Django Unchained been released over this way this year. Though, that’s all here-say!

Enough babbling, here are my lists:

100 movies: Reservoir Dogs

100 movies of 2012

Every year I set myself a target, usually of about 100, of films to watch. These are new films. Not new, new films. But films that are new to me. Any time I’ve seen a new one, I post a bit of a brain dump of my thoughts on the film here. Enjoy!

Reservoir DogsReservoir Dogs (25/02/12)

After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

I’m doing my best to educate myself on films I really should have seen by now. Enter Reservoir Dogs.

After watching this film I really wish Quentin Tarantino would make more films like this than the stuff he does now. I have respect for the films he’s made. I love Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds and no denying the fact that I’m pretty excited about Django Unchained. I just loved the simplicity of Reservoir Dogs.

Simple yes, but so well executed. Suspicion and paranoia just gets under your skin. Pretty much the whole film taking place in one place with the actors just getting to really get their teeth into the script. Really loved it. Though, I feel like I need to watch it again.

So, Quentin, if you’re reading this – fancy making anything like this again? I will be eagerly awaiting.
Strong>Rating: 4/5

Read on to see all the films watched this year…