Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Top Six Films of 2012 (so far)

We're a little more than halfway through the year, so Will and I decided to list our individual picks for 2012's best films to this point. It's up at Deadspin. And now, allow me to answer some Frequently Asked Questions about these lists....

1) Why six?
Why not?

2) Why alphabetical?
List freaks that we are, Will and I don't want to start ranking our movies until we get to the official end-of-the-year announcement in January/February.

3) What's your No. 1 movie of the year so far?
Hey, I'm not going to tell you. But I bet my wife knows.

4) What just missed your list?
Something that made Will's list, Jeff, Who Lives at Home.

5) Why are there so many foreign-language films on your list?
The first half of the year's release calendar tends to favor international films over English-language ones, the rationale being that the really great English-language films are being held until Oscar season.

6) Do you know what Will's No. 1 movie is?
I think so, but I'm not saying.   

7) What movies from the first half of the year do you still need to see?
Attenberg, Beyond the Black Rainbow, Chronicle, The Color Wheel, Declaration of War, The Grey, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Kill List, Michael, The Secret World of Arrietty.