Nov 7, 2011

Films I am most looking forward to in 2012

1. Moonlight Kingdom. To see if young love (and a return to American soil) can revive Wes Anderson's live-action filmmaking.
2. Lincoln. Because Daniel-Day Lewis's feel for American-historical sinew is second-to-none.

3. Under The Skin. Scarlett Johannson is a man-eating alien in Jonathan Glazer's first film since Birth (2004), the most under-seen great movie of the 2000s.

4. Life of Pi. Ang Lee + Depardieu + 3D + tiger. The choice of project feels both surprising and inevitable — our best hope for a masterpiece.

5. This is Forty. Judd Apatow, Paul Rudd, Megan Fox in a companion piece to Knocked Up.

6. Django Unchained. The rhythms of black speech = Tarantino defibrillator.

7. The Dictator. Crunch time for Sasha Baron Cohen.

8. The Amazing Spiderman. For Emma Stone.

9. John Carter. Andrew Stanton's live-action follow up to WALL-E.

10. Brave. Hogmanay and haggis from Pixar.

Also: — Argo, ParaNorman, My Wild Life, The Cabin In the Woods, Chronicle


  1. No Prometheus love?

  2. I lost interest the moment Gods entered the picture, sad to say. Though I love the first three films.

  3. nothing about a new movie from Paul Thomas Anderson? "The Master" is probably number one on my list.