Hey internet. Time for my annual round up of, in my opinion, the ten best movies of the year. Jose did the same thing, so you can check his out here. So here's my ten favorites. Keep in mind, I didn't see The Artist, Shame, or A Seperation. This year's list was especially hard, because nothing I saw was truly as amazing as most of last year's nominees.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Anyone who has ever bullied another kid in school should be forced to watch Chronicle. It's easily the best "found footage" movie so far. Chronicle took everything that was good about Cloverfield, Quarantine, The Blair Witch Project, and others and kept it, all the while eliminating and fixing the things that were wrong with those films. Chronicle is a very good movie.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The urge to stay alive is a peculiar one. Thousands of people kill themselves every day and millions more want to kill themselves to varying degrees of sincerity when the line at the grocery store moves too slow or when a former love announces on Facebook that they’re getting married to a drug dealer on April 20th. Hypothetical? Yes. Philosophical? Indeed. Depressing? You bet your meaty ass. Surviving is not enough; one needs a reason to live. Liam Neeson's latest romp in a string of ultra-masculine, brutal, inwardly driven films, is “The Grey” and never has a search for purpose come up so empty.