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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:

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Film Score Favourites

Not content with compiling just a list of my favourite films of the year, I’ve felt the need to compile yet another film related list. My favourite film scores of the year.

This year’s been more miss for me than hit with film scores. Some of the big films failed massively with their scores and then there were some unexpected films which had fantastic pieces.

In fact, there’s only five films I can pick out of the cinematic releases this year (That I’ve seen. I can’t listen to a film score when I haven’t seen the film!) where the score has made an impact on me.

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100 movies of 2012

100 movies: Skyfall

[yellow_box]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![/yellow_box]

Skyfall Skyfall (26/10/12)

Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

A lot is riding on Skyfall. Quantum of Solace wasn’t all that well received and still isn’t much-loved. So, Bond needs a sort of redemption. And while I personally didn’t think Quantum was all that bad, Skyfall’s up there with Casino Royale. For it is one excellent film.

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