We must be at the end, because Harlan Jacobson could only come up with eight. Here's his and Brett Michel's.
Harlan Jacobson's Eight Best Films of 2012
D: Steven Spielberg, W: Tony Kushner based on DK Goodwin's
Team of Rivals
With: Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Fields, David Strathairn (Secretary
of State Seward), TL Jones (Thaddeus
Stevens, R of PA, Chairman of the House
Last night during the fire alarm, when the two police officers came walking down the corridor, I had the sudden thought that they would turn out to be strippers. Because there’s a movie meme going around to that effect. Like in the ubiquitous trailer for “Magic Mike.” And in the opening night film of the Provincetown International Film Festival, which we had seen earlier in the evening, Leslye Headland’s debut “Bachelorette.
It wasn't so long ago that I was whining about how after such a big deal was made about Kathryn Bigelow being the first woman to win a Best Director Oscar, the number of women making movies actually declined. Now it looks like things might be changing.
For example, Lynn Shelton's "Your Sister's Sister" opens this Friday, Sarah Polley's "Take This Waltz" opens July 6, and Julie Delpy's "2 Days in New York" opens August 17.
Recently in the "Salon" article ‘"Think Like a
are rom-coms still segregated?' Andrew O'Hehir praised the title
film for showing an interracial couple without making a big deal of it, but
then wondered if such an arrangement would be possible in a film that was not
aimed at an African-American audience.