2012 Film Log

2012 Total: 288 (excluding films rewatched within the calendar year)

December:

December 31: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (David Yates, 2009, fourth viewing)

December 29: Sita Sings the Blues (Nina Paley, 2008)

December 26: Life of Pi (Ang Lee, 2012)

December 25: Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter, 1999, fourth viewing), It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946), Tomboy (Celine Sciamma, France, 2011, second viewing)

December 23: Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo, Mexico, 2011)

December 19: I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Arlene Sanford, 1998)

December 16: The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012, second viewing)

December 15: Hugo (Martin Scorsese, 2011, second viewing)

December 14: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (Eric Darnell/Tom McGrath/Conrad Vernon, 2012)

December 13: Stand By Me (Rob Reiner, 1986, twelfth viewing)

December 12: All I Want for Christmas (Robert Lieberman, 1991)

December 11: This Must Be The Place (Paolo Sorrentino, 2011)

December 08: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Timur Bekmambetov, 2012), Total Recall (Len Wiseman, 2012)

December 06: Tina & Bettina: The Movie (Simen Alsvik, Norway, 2012)

December 03: The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies, 2012)

December 02: Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)

November:

November 30: Ice Age: Continental Drift (Steve Martino, 2012), Your Sister’s Sister (Lynn Shelton, 2012)

November 28: Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)

November 26: The Perks of Being A Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky, 2012, 2nd viewing)

November 25: Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (Lorene Scafaria, 2012), Marley (Kevin MacDonald, 2012)

November 22: Game Change (Jay Roach, 2012)

November 21: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Bill Condon, 2012)

November 20: Elles (Malgorzata Szumowska, France/Poland/Germany, 2011)

November 17: Rock of Ages (Adam Shankman, 2012), Killer Joe (William Friedkin, 2012)

November 16: Tiny Furniture (Lena Dunham, 2010)

November 15: White Mane (Albert Lamorisse, France, 1953)

November 14: Switch (Ole Magnus Hafsmo, Norway, 2007)

November 13: Detention (Joseph Kahn, 2011)

November 12: Into the White (Petter Næss, Norway, 2012), Pi (Darren Aronofsky, 1998)

November 11: John Carter (Andrew Stanton, 2012), A Cinderella Story (Mark Rosman, 2004)

November 09: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Chris Weitz, 2009, third viewing), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (David Slade, 2010, fourth viewing)

November 08: Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! (TV movie, Arlene Sanford, 2011)

November 07: Arthur Christmas (Sarah Smith, Barry Cook, 2011), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Stephen Daldry, second viewing, 2011)

November 04: TMNT (Kevin Munroe, 2007) 

November 03: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky, 2012), E.T – The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, second viewing, 1982)

November 02: Explorers (Joe Dante, 1985)

November 01: Howl’s Moving Castle (Hiyao Miyazaki, 2004)

October:

October 31: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (Brad Peyton, 2012), SuperClasico (Ole Christian Madsen, Denmark, 2011)

October 30: Beasts Of The Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin, 2012)

October 29: My Dog Skip (Jay Russell, 2000)

October 27: Titanic (James Cameron, 1997, fifth viewing)

October 26: Jeff, Who Lives at Home (Jay & Mark Duplass, 2011), Safe (Boaz Yakin, 2012)

October 25: Free Willy (Simon Wincer, 1993), Just Bea (Petter Næss, Norway, 2004)

October 24: Final Cut: Ladies and Gentleman (György Palfi, Hungary, 2012), Juan Of The Dead (Alejandro Brugues, Mexico, 2011), Black Pond (Will Sharpe, Tom Kingsley, UK, 2011), Keep The Lights On (Ira Sachs, 2012)

October 23: Pirogue (France/Senegal, Moussa Toure, 2012), The Hunt (Denmark, Thomas Vinterberg, 2012)

October 22: The House I Live In (Eugene Jarecki, 2012), Valley of Saints (India, Musa Syeed, 2012), Room 237 (Rodney Ascher, 2012), Night of Silence (Turkey, Reis Celik, 2012), Holy Motors (France, Leos Carax, 2012)

October 21: Seven Days in Havana (ESP/FRA, Laurent Cantet, Benicio Del Toro, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Gaspar Noe, Juan Carlos Tabio, Pablo Trapero, 2012), Hold Back (FRA, Rachid Djaidani, 2011), Chronicle Of My Mother (JPN, Masato Harada, 2011)

October 20: The Giants (Bouli Lanners, Belgium, 2011), Noseland (Aleksey Igudesman, Austria, 2012)

October 19: Vito (Jeffrey Schwartz, 2011), Chicken With Plums (Marjane Satrapi, France, 2011), A Fierce Green Fire (Mark Kitchell, 2012), Call Me Kuchu (Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall, 2012)

October 18: The Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield, 2012) Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygadas, Mexico, 2012), The Comedy (Roger Alverson, 2012)

October 17: Amour (Michael Haneke, Austria/France, 2012), Footnote (Joseph Cedar, Israel, 2011), How To Survive A Plague (David France, 2012), No (CHI/FRA, Pablo Larrain, 2012)

October 15: The Triplets of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet, France, 2003)

October 14: Snow White and the Huntsman (Rupert Saunders, 2012)

October 13: Rampart (Oren Moverman, 2012), The Vow (Michael Sucsy, 2012), Looper (Rian Johnson, 2012)

October 09: Eldfjall (Runar Runarsson, Iceland, 2011)

October 08: A Cat in Paris (Alain Gagnol, France, 2011), What To Expect When You’re Expecting (Kirk Jones, 2012)

October 07: DeUsynlige (Erik Poppe, Norway, 2009)

October 06: Dare (Adam Salsky, 2009)

October 04: Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, Scotland, 2011), A Royal Affair (Nicolai Arcel, Denmark, 2012)

October 03: Prometheus (Ridley Scott, 2012), Bernie (Richard Linklater, 2012), The Raven (John McTeigue, 2012)

October 02: Soulbound (Caio Soh, Brazil, 2011)

October 01: Too Big To Fail (Curtis Hanson, 2011)

September:

September 29: 2 Days in Paris (Julie Delpy, 2007)

September 28: Varg Veum: Kalde hjerter (Trond Espen Seim, Norway, 2012), The Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard, 2012), Inside Deep Throat (Fenton Bailey, Ron Barbato, 2005)

September 25: The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010, ninth viewing)

September 24: And We All Lived Together (Stephan Roblet, France, 2011), The Almost Man (Martin Lund, Norway, 2012)

September 22: Lawless (John Hillcoat, 2012)

September 20: Iron Sky (Timo Vuorensola, Finland, 2012)

September 19: The Dictator (Larry Charles, 2012)

September 16: Brave (Mark Andrews/Brenda Chapman, 2012), Som du ser meg (Dag Johan Haugerud, Norway, 2012)

September 15: The Professor and the Story of the Origami Girl (Dag Johan Haugerud, Norway, 2005)

September 14: Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes, 2011), Reagan (Andrew Jarecki, 2011)

September 13: Friends with Kids (Jennifer Westfelt, 2011)

September 12: The Lucky One (Scott Hicks, 2012)

September 10: Legends of Valhalla: Thor (Oskar Jonasson, Iceland, 2011)

September 08: Batman & Robin (Joel Schumacher, 1997)

September 06: The Grey (Joe Carnahan, 2012)

September 05: Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975)

September 04: Antoine & Colette (Francois Truffaut, France, 1962)

September 02: Man on a Ledge (Asger Leth, 2012), Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert (2010, fourth viewing), Stand By Me (Rob Reiner, 1986, eleventh viewing)

September 01: The Raid: Redemption (Gareth Edwards, Indonesia/US 2011), Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009)

August:

August 31: Bravehearts (Kari Anne Moe, Norway, 2012)

August 29: Chinese Take-Away (Sebastian Borensztein, Argentina, 2011)

August 28: Mirror Mirror (Tarsem Singh, 2012) Cinema Verite (Robert Pulcini/Shari Springer Berman, 2011)

August 26: Take This Waltz (Sarah Polley, Canada, 2012)

August 25: Ted (Seth MacFarlane, 2012), Full of It (Christian Charles, 2007)

August 23: Battleship (Peter Berg, 2012)

August 22: The Lorax (Chris Renaud, 2012), Project X (Nima Nourizadeh, 2012), Twixt (Francis Ford Coppola, 2011)

August 21: Everyone Else (Maren Ade, Germany, 2009)

August 20: Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998, third viewing)

August 19: You’ll Get Over It (Fabrice Cazeneuve, France, 2002), Jitters (Baldvin Zophoriasson, Iceland, 2010)

August 18: North Sea Texas (Bavo Defurne, Holland, 2011)

August 17: Lilo & Stitch (2002)

August 16: Warrior (Gavin O’Connor, 2011), Tyrannosaur (Paddy Considine, 2011)

August 15: W.E. (Madonna, 2011), Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay, Scotland, 2002)

August 13: Don’t Look Back (D.A. Pennebaker, 1967)

August 12: Stand By Me (Rob Reiner, 1986, tenth viewing)

August 11: Summer Hours (Olivier Assayas, France, 2007)

August 10:  Nobel’s Last Will (Peter Flinth, Sweden, 2012), Polisse (Maiwenn, France, 2011)

August 09: Never Back Down (Jeff Wadlow, 2008), Lady and the Tramp (Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson, 1955)

August 08: Chuck & Buck (Miguel Arteta, 2000), La Jetee (Chris Marker, France, 1962), XXY (Lucia Puenzo, Argentina, 2007)

August 07: The Woman in Black (James Watkins, 2o11)

August 05: The Snows of Kilimanjaro (Robert Guediguian, France, 2011)

August 04: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Lasse Hallström, 2011), Hamilton: I nationens intresse (SWE, Kathrine Windfeld, 2012), Shattered Glass (Billy Ray, 2003)

August 03: Like Crazy (Drake Doremus, 2011)

August 02: The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan, 2012), Grind (Casey La Scala, 2003)

July:

July 31: The Inbetweeners Movie (Ben Palmer, 2011), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (John Madden, 2011) , The Guard (IRE, 2011)

July 29: Bullets Over Broadway (Woody Allen, 1994), Youth in Revolt (2010, Miguel Arteta)

July 27: He’s Such A Girl (Sean Carr, 2009)

July 26: Bel Ami (Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod, 2012)

July 25: Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh, 2012), Safe House (Daniel Espinosa, 2012)

July 24: Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011)

July 23: J. Edgar (Clint Eastwood, 2011) 

July 19: The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1948)

July 18: The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985, fourth viewing)

July 17: The Whole Nine Yards (Jonathan Lynn, 2000)

July 16: She-Monkeys (SWE, Lisa Aschan, 2011), Inn i mørket (NOR, Thomas Wangsmo, 2012)

July 15: To Rome with Love (Woody Allen, 2012)

July 14: 50/50 (Will Reiser, 2011), Our Idiot Brother (Jesse Peretz, 2011), The Skin I Live In (ESP, Pedro Almodovar, 2011)

July 13: The Amazing Spider-Man (Mark Webb, 2012)

July 12: Twigson (NOR, Åsleik Engmark, 2009)

July 11: Circumstance (IRA, Maryam Keshavarz, 2011) Twigson Ties the Knot (NOR, Martin Lund, 2010)

July 10: Fuck Up (NOR, Øystein Karlsen, 2012), Chronicle (Josh Trank, 2012)

July 09: North (NOR, Rune Denstad Langlo, 2009)

July 08: Gods and Monsters (Bill Condon, 1998)

July 07: Grave of the Fireflies (JPN, Isao Takahata, 1988), Twigson in Trouble (NOR, Arild Østin Ommundsen, 2011)

July 05: The Muppets (James Bobin, 2011), This Means War (McG, 2012), Haywire (Steven Soderbergh, 2011)

July 04: Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011), Weird Science (John Hughes, 1985, second viewing)

July 01: Play (SWE, Ruben Östlund, 2011)

June:

June 30: Margin Call (JC Chandor, 2011), Cedar Rapids (Miguel Arteta, 2011), Win Win (Thomas McCarthy, 2011), The Wizard of Oz (V. Fleming, G. Cukor, M. LeRoy, N. Taurog, K. Vidor, 1939)

June 29: El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (Gereon Wetzel, 2011), Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson, 1996)

June 27: Woody Allen: A Documentary (Robert B. Weide, 2012)

June 26: Radio Rebel (Peter Howitt, 2o12)

June 25: 21 Jump Street (Phil Lord, Chris Miller, 2012)

June 21: Just Another Love Story (DEN, Ole Bornedal, 2oo7)

June 20: Puss in Boots (Chris Miller, 2011)

June 09: Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)

June 06: Men in Black 3 (Barry Sonnenfeld, 2012)

June 03: LOL (Liza Azuelos, 2012)

May:

May 29: Svend (DEN, Anne Wivel, 2010)

May 25: The Kid with a Bike (BLG, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2011), The Future (Miranda July, 2011)

May 21: American Teen (Nanette Burstein, 2008)

May 20: The Avengers (Joss Whedon, 2012), The Darkest Hour (Chris Gorak, 2011)

May 18: The Pirates: Band of Misfits (Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt, 2012), Frenemies (TV movie, Daisy von Scherler Mayer, 2012)

May 17: Princess Protection Program (TV movie, Allison Liddi-Brown, 2009)

May 16: Dark Shadows (Tim Burton, 2012)

May 15: The Sword in the Stone (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1963)

May 14: Bobby Fischer Against the World (Liz Garbus, 2011)

May 13: Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert (2010, third viewing), The Lizzie McGuire Movie (Jim Fall, 2oo3)

May 12: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (Morgan Spurlock, 2011)

May 11: Wild Child (Nick Moore, 2008)

May 03: Rolan the Barbarian (DEN, Kresten Vesterbjerg Andersen, Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Phillip Einstein Lipski, 2011)

April:

April 26: New Year’s Eve (Garry Marshall, 2011)

April 23: Of Gods and Men (FRA, Xavier Beauvois, 2010)

April 21: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Stephen Daldry, 2011)

April 20: American Reunion (John Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, 2012)

April 15: Titanic (James Cameron, 1997, fifth viewing)

April 14: Titanic (James Cameron, 1997, fourth viewing)

April 12: The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012)

April 11: 30 Minutes or Less (Ruben Fleischer, 2011), Tower Heist (Brett Ratner, 2011)

April 09: Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Concert (2010, second viewing), Les Miserables 10th Anniversay Concert (1996, second viewing)

April 08: Man Push Cart (Ramin Bahrani, 2005), Fantasia (1940)

April 05: The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies, 1992)

April 04: Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols, 2011), Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki, 2004, 10+ viewing)

April 02: Too Much Pussy! Feminist Sluts, A Queer X Show (Emilie Jouvet, Wendy Delorme, 2010)

April 01: Le Havre (FRA, Aki Kaurismäki, 2011)

March:

March 31: The Ambassador (DEN, Mads Brügger, 2011)

March 27: Another Earth (Mike Cahill, 2011)

March 24: Tomboy (FRA, Celine Sciamma, 2011)

March 23: We Were Here (David Weissman, Bill Weber, 2011)

March 21: Footloose (Craig Brewer, 2011)

March 20: Slacker (Richard Linklater, 1991)

March 17: The Orheim Company (NOR, Arild Andresen, 2012), Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin, 2011)

March 16: Geek Charming (Jeffrey Hornaday, 2o11)

March 15: In Time (Andrew Niccol, 2o11)

March 11: The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky, 2006)

March 04: The Lion King (Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, 1994, third viewing) 8: A Play about Marriage Equality (Rob Reiner, 2012, web-streaming theater performance)

March 03: Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt, 2009)

March 02: Restless (Gus van Sant, 2011)

February:

February 29: The Three Musketeers (Paul W.S. Anderson, 2011)

February 28: We Need To Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, 2011)

February 25: Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert Edition  (2010, concert performance, DVD)

February 24: The Artist (FRA, Michel Hazanavicius, 2011), The Ides of March (George Clooney, 2011)

February 23: Young Adult (Jason Reitman, 2011), The Myth of The American Sleepover (David Robert Mitchell, 2o10)

February 22: Chunking Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)

February 21: Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)

February 20: Talk to Her (ESP, Pedro Almodovar, 2002)

February 19: Moneyball (Bennett Miller, 2011)

February 18: The Limits of Control (Jim Jarmusch, 2009)

February 17: A Better Life (Chris Weitz, 2011)

February 16: Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000, umpteenth viewing)

February 15: Top Gun (Tony Scott, 1986)

February 12: The Help (Tate Taylor, 2011), The Iron Lady (Phyllida Lloyd, 2011)

February 11: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Tomas Alfredsson, 2011)

February 09: Hugo (Martin Scorsese, 2011)

February 08: War Horse (Steven Spielberg, 2011), My Week with Marilyn (John Curtis, 2011)

February 07: The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987)

February 02: Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (Brad Bird, 2011)

January:

January 31: The Art of Getting By (Gavin Wiesen, 2011)

January 30: Prom (Joe Nussbaum, 2011)

January 28: The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971)

January 27: A Separation (IRA, Ashgar Farhadi, 2011), The Descendants (Alexander Payne, 2011)

January 24: Hiroshima mon Amour (FRA, Alain Resnais, 1959), Cleo from 5 to 7 (FRA, Agnes Varda, 1962)

(Health-related interlude)

January 09: Little Secrets (Blair Treu, 2001)

January 08: Prayers for Bobby (Russell Mulcahy, 2009), Certified Copy (IRA, FRA, Abbas Kiarostami, 2010)

January 07: Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011)

January 05: Arrietty (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2011)

January 01: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (David Yates, 2007, third viewing)

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