2012: Viewings and Ratings

The year-end lowdown, including 2012's cinema releases and world-premieres as well as a list of performances of note and a chronological tally of all the year's viewing...


Favourite Films of 2012
Including feature-length films with a 2012 UK theatrical release, as well as world-premieres (marked ^) that either have no distribution or are due for a 2013 UK release.

Ratings: 10/9 Among best seen; 9/8 Loved it; 8/7 Really liked it; 7/6 Liked it; 6/5 Indifferent; 5/4 Disliked it; 4/3 Strongly disliked it; 3/2 Hated it; 2/1 Among worst seen.

Last updated: December 31, 2012. For an up-to-date list, click here.

_1. ^ The Central Park Five (Burns / Burns / McMahon) 9/10
_2. Elena (Zvyagintsev) 9/10
_3. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Ceylan) 8/10
_4. Aurora (Puiu) 8/10
_5. ^ Eat Sleep Die (Pichler) 8/10
_6. Even the Rain (Bollaín) 8/10
_7. The Hunt (Vinterberg) 8/10
_8. ^ Beyond the Hills (Mungiu) 8/10
_9. ^ Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (Gibney) 8/10
10. Killing Them Softly (Dominik) 8/10
11. Moonrise Kingdom (W. Anderson) 8/10
12. ^ Leviathan (Castaing-Taylor / Paravel) 8/10
13. The Angels' Share (Loach) 8/10
14. ^ Silence (Collins) 8/10
15. Carancho (Trapero) 8/10
16. West of Memphis (Berg) 8/10
17. The Imposter (Layton) 8/10
18. Samsara (Fricke) 8/10
19. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (Resnais) 8/10

7/10
^ Antiviral (B. Cronenberg)
^ Augustine (Winocour)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin)
The Cabin in the Woods (Goddard)
Carnage (Polanski)
Damsels in Distress (Stillman)
A Dangerous Method (D. Cronenberg)
Dredd (Travis)
^ Éden (Safadi)
Five Broken Cameras (Burnat and Davidi)
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Miike)
Headhunters (Tyldum)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Jackson)
Holy Motors (Carax)
House of Tolerance (Bonello)
The Hunter (Nettheim)
Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life (Herzog)
^ It Was the Son (Ciprì)
Jack Reacher (McQuarrie)
The Kid with a Bike (Dardennes)
Le Havre (Kaurismäki)
Life of Pi (Lee)
Looper (Johnson)
Magic Mike (Soderbergh)
^ Me Too (Balabanov)
Michael (Schleinzer)
^ Mold (Aydin)
^ Nightfall (Benning)
^ Once Upon a Time Was I, Veronica (Gomes)
^ Partners in Crime (Thomas)
^ The Summit (Ryan)
Tabu (Gomes)
21 Jump Street (Lord / Miller)
Two Years at Sea (Rivers)
^ Village at the End of the World (Gavron)
^ Wadjda (al-Mansour)
War Horse (Spielberg)

6/10
Amour (Haneke)
^ The Art of Time (Daly / Waugh)
Bayou Blue (Lambert / McMahon)
Blackthorn (Gil)
Crossfire Hurricane (Morgen)
The Dark Knight Rises (Nolan)
The Descendants (Payne)
^ Detropia (Ewing / Grady)
Haywire (Soderbergh)
^ Hors Satan (Dumont)
Lawless (Hillcoat)
London: The Modern Babylon (Temple) 
Margaret (Lonergan)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (Durkin)
Mekong Hotel (Weerasethakul)
Nostalgia for the Light (Guzmán)
Project X (Nourizadeh)
Rampart (Moverman)
Rust and Bone (Audiard)
Silent Souls (Fedorchenko)
Silver Linings Playbook (Russell)
Ted (MacFarlane)
This Is Not a Film (Mirtahmabs / Panahi)
This Must Be the Place (Sorrentino)
The Turin Horse (Tarr)
The Woman in Black (Watkins)

5/10
^ After Lucia (Franco)
The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb)
Argo (Affleck)
Barbara (Petzold)
Berberian Sound Studio (Strickland)
End of Watch (Ayer)
Great Expectations (Newell)
^ Heremias Book II (Diaz)
^ The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (Thompson)
Killer Joe (Friedkin)
The Master (P. T. Anderson)
^ Melancholia (Diaz)
Prometheus (Scott)
Sightseers (Wheatley)
Skyfall (Mendes)

4/10
^ Kelly + Victor (Evans)
^ Song for Marion (Williams)
^ Tomorrow (Gryazev)

3/10
^ Century of a Birthing (Diaz)
Cosmopolis (D. Cronenberg)
Seven Psychopaths (McDonagh)
Shame (McQueen)
Swandown (Kötting)

2/10
Polisse (Maïwenn)



Performances of Note

Leading Females
1. Nermina Lukač (Eat Sleep Die)
2. Nadejda Markina (Elena)
3. Hermila Guedes (Once Upon a Time Was I, Veronica)
4. Alice Lowe (Sightseers
5. Waad Mohammed (Wadjda)
and (alphabetically)... Gina Carano (Haywire), Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone), Cristina Flutur (Beyond the Hills), Jodie Foster (Carnage), Martina Gusman (Carancho), Keira Knightley (A Dangerous Method), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), Soko (Augustine), Cosmina Stratan (Beyond the Hills),  Kate Winslet (Carnage).

Leading Males
1. Cristi Puiu (Aurora)
2. Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt)
3. Denis Lavant (Holy Motors)
4. Toni Servillo (It Was the Son)
5. Steve Oram (Sightseers)
and (alphabetically)... Willem Dafoe (The Hunter), Ricardo Darín (Carancho), David Dawaele (Hors Satan), Michael Fuith (Michael), Hernán Mendoza (After Lucia), David Rauchenberger (Michael), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Jean-Louis Trintignant (Amour), Muhammet Uzuner (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia), Cristoph Waltz (Carnage), André Wilms (Le Havre).

Supporting Females
1. Elena Lyadova (Elena)
2. Annika Wedderkopp (The Hunt)
3. Sarah Paulson (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
4. Nicole Beharie (Shame)
5. Reem Abdullah (Wadjda)
and... Emily Blunt (Looper), Anna Kendrick (End of Watch).

Supporting Males 
1. James Gandolfini (Killing Them Softly)
2. Michael Fassbender (Prometheus)
3. Bradley Whitford (Cabin in the Woods)
4. Valeriu Andriuta (Beyond the Hills)
5. Yılmaz Erdoğan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia)
and... Taner Birsel (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia), Hugh Dancy (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Peter Fält (Eat Sleep Die), Pierce Gagnon (Looper), John Henshaw (The Angels' Share), Richard Jenkins (Killing Them Softly), Toby Kebbell (War Horse), Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike), Guy Pearce (Lawless), Joe Pingue (Antiviral), Michael Ryan (Kelly + Victor), Kubilay Tunçer (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia), Andrei Smirnov (Elena).



The Year in Full
Including every film watched this year.

A = Airplane; C = Cinema; M = BFI Mediatheque; S = Stream
# = Rewatch; >>> = Review


January
11 films | 9 first viewings | 4 at the cinema

Die Hard 2 8/10
Renny Harlin 1990 USA DVD #

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 8/10 >>>
Brad Bird 2011 USA / United Arab Emirates C

Die Hard with a Vengeance 8/10
John McTiernan 1995 USA DVD #

Homicide 8/10
David Mamet 1991 USA DVD

The Artist 7/10 >>>
Michel Hazanavicius 2011 France / Belgium C

Shame 3/10 >>>
Steve McQueen 2011 UK C

War Horse 7/10 >>>
Steven Spielberg 2011 USA C

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse 8/10
Fax Bahr; George Hickenlooper; Eleanor Coppola 1991 USA DVD

FILM OF THE MONTH
Délice Paloma 8/10
Nadir Moknèche 2007 France / Algeria DVD

Boys From the Blackstuff 8/10
Philip Saville 1982 UK DVD

Worldly Desires 6/10
Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2005 South Korea / Thailand DVD


February
126 films (96 shorts) | 88 first viewings | 4 at the cinema

FILM OF THE MONTH
United Kingdom 9/10
Roland Joffé 1981 UK M

Socialist Labour Party Election Broadcast 8/10
Ken Loach 1997 UK M

We Should Have Won 8/10
Ken Loach 1985 UK M

Tokyo Sonata 8/10
Kiyoshi Kurosawa 2008 Japan / Netherlands / Hong Kong DVD

24 City 8/10
Zhang Ke Jia 2008 China / Hong Kong / Japan S

A Question of Leadership 8/10
Ken Loach 1980 UK M

Talk About Work 8/10
Ken Loach 1971 UK M

Time to Go ("Split Screen") 8/10
Ken Loach 1989 UK M

Graeme Reid's Film ("Split Screen") 1/10
Graeme Reid 1989 UK M

First Reaction: Ken Loach n/a
Unknown 1991 UK M

First Reaction: Ken Loach n/a
Unknown 1993 UK M

Close Up: Ken Loach n/a
Unknown 1995 UK M

Cyclo 7/10
Anh Hung Tran 1995 Vietnam / France / Hong Kong DVD

Carnage 7/10 >>>
Roman Polanski 2011 France / Germany / Poland / Spain C

Martha Marcy May Marlene 6/10 >>>
Sean Durkin 2011 USA C

The Descendants 6/10 >>>
Alexander Payne 2011 USA C

12:08 East of Bucharest 9/10
Corneliu Porumboiu 2006 Romania DVD

Workers Leaving a Factory n/a
Louis Lumière 1895 France DVD #

The Baby's Meal n/a
Louis Lumière 1895 DVD #

Demolition of a Wall n/a
Louis Lumière 1895 DVD #

The Sprinkler Sprinkled n/a
Louis Lumière 1895 DVD #

Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon n/a
Louis Lumière 1895 DVD #

Arrival of a Train at La Ciocat n/a
Louis Lumière 1895 DVD #

Card Game n/a
Louis Lumière 1895 DVD #

Boat Leaving the Port n/a
Louis Lumière 1895 DVD

Leaving Jerusalem by Railway n/a
Louis Lumière 1897 DVD

Snowball Fight n/a
Louis Lumière 1896 DVD

Pompiers à Lyon n/a
Louis Lumière 1896 DVD

Niagara n/a
Louis Lumière 1897 DVD

Spanish Bullfight n/a
Louis Lumière 1900 DVD

The Impossible Voyage n/a
Georges Méliès 1904 France DVD

Rough Sea at Dover n/a
Birt Acres & Robert W. Paul 1895 UK DVD #

Come Along Do! n/a
Robert W. Paul 1898 UK DVD #

The Derby n/a
Robert W. Paul 1896 UK DVD #

The Countryman and the Cography  n/a
Robert W. Paul 1901 UK DVD #

The Chess Dispute  n/a
Robert W. Paul 1903 UK DVD #

Extraordinary Cab Accident n/a
Robert W. Paul 1903 UK DVD #

Buy Your Own Cherries  n/a
Robert W. Paul 1904 UK DVD

The (?) Motorist  n/a
Walter R. Booth 1906 UK DVD #

The Miller and the Sweep n/a
G. A. Smith 1898 UK DVD #

Kiss in the Tunnel n/a
G. A. Smith 1899 UK DVD #

Let Me Dream Again  n/a
G. A. Smith 1900 UK DVD #

Grandma's Reading Glass n/a
G. A. Smith 1900 UK DVD #

As Seen Through a Telescope  n/a
G. A. Smith 1900 UK DVD #

Sick Kitten  n/a
G. A. Smith 1903 UK DVD

Mary Jane's Mishap, or Don't Fool with Paraffin n/a
G. A. Smith 1903 UK DVD #

Daring Daylight Burglary  n/a
Frank Mottershaw 1903 UK DVD #

Desperate Poaching Affray n/a
Walter Haggar 1903 UK DVD #

Kiss in the Tunnel n/a
James Bamforth 1900 UK DVD #

Ladies' Skirts Nailed to a Fence n/a
James Bamforth 1903 UK DVD #

The Biter Bit n/a
James Bamforth 1900 UK DVD #

Rough Sea n/a
James Bamforth 1900 UK DVD #

Attack on a China Mission n/a
James Williamson 1900 UK DVD #

The Big Swallow n/a
James Williamson 1901 UK DVD #

Stop Thief! n/a
James Williamson 1901 UK DVD

Fire! n/a
James Williamson 1901 UK DVD

An Interesting Story n/a
James Williamson 1905 UK DVD

How it Feels to be Run Over n/a
Cecil Hepworth 1900 UK DVD #

Explosion of a Motor Car n/a
Cecil Hepworth 1900 UK DVD #

Rescued by Rover  n/a
Lewin Fitzhamon & Cecil Hepworth 1905 UK DVD #

The Other Side of the Hedge n/a
Lewin Fitzhamon 1905 UK DVD #

The Fatal Sneeze  n/a
Lewin Fitzhamon 1907 UK DVD #

A Visit to the Peek Frean & Co.'s Biscuit Works n/a
George Howard Cricks & Henry Martin Sharp 1906 UK DVD

A Day in the Life of a Coal Miner n/a
Charles Urban 1910 UK DVD

What Happened to the Inquisitive Janitor n/a
Ferdinand Zecca 1902 France DVD

History of a Crime n/a
Ferdinand Zecca 1901 France DVD

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves  n/a
Ferdinand Zecca 1902 France DVD

Dream and Reality  n/a
Ferdinand Zecca 1902 France DVD

The Revolution in Russia  n/a
Lucien Nonguet 1906 France DVD

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp n/a
Albert Capellani 1906 France DVD #

The Runaway Horse n/a
Louis J. Gasnier 1908 France DVD

The Physician of the Castle n/a
Segundo de Chomón 1908 France DVD

Magic Bricks n/a
Segundo de Chomón 1908 France DVD

Dewar's - It's Scotch n/a
Edison Manufacturing Co. 1898 USA DVD

The Gay Shoe Clerk n/a
Edison Manufacturing Co. 1903 USA DVD #

The Great Train Robbery n/a
Edwin S. Porter 1903 USA DVD #

The Dream of a Rarebit Fiend n/a
Wallace McCutcheon & Edwin S. Porter 1906 USA DVD

The Last Picture Show 8/10
Peter Bogdanovich 1971 USA DVD

Tucker and Dale vs Evil 8/10
Eli Craig 2010 USA / Canada S

Those Awful Hats n/a
D. W. Griffith 1909 USA S #

The Sealed Room n/a
D. W. Griffith 1909 USA S

The Red Man's View n/a
D. W. Griffith 1909 USA S

A Corner in Wheat n/a
D. W. Griffith 1909 USA S #

The Unchanging Sea n/a
D. W. Griffith 1910 USA S #

In the Border States n/a
D. W. Griffith 1910 USA S

His Trust n/a
D. W. Griffith 1911 USA S

What Shall We Do with Our Old?  n/a
D. W. Griffith 1911 USA S

For His Son n/a
D. W. Griffith 1912 USA S

The Sunbeam n/a
D. W. Griffith 1912 USA S

The Girl and Her Trust n/a
D. W. Griffith 1912 USA S

The Female of the Species n/a
D. W. Griffith 1912 USA S

One is Business, the Other Crime n/a
D. W. Griffith 1912 USA S

An Unseen Enemy n/a
D. W. Griffith 1912 USA S #

The Painted Lady n/a
D. W. Griffith 1912 USA S #

The Musketeers of Pig Alley n/a
D. W. Griffith 1912 USA S

Intermezzo: A Love Story 8/10
Gregory Ratoff 1939 USA DVD

A Calamitous Elopement n/a
D. W. Griffith 1908 USA S

For His Son n/a
D. W. Griffith 1912 USA S #

Va Savoir 8/10
Jacques Rivette 2001 France / Italy / Germany DVD

The Navigators 8/10
Ken Loach 2001 UK / Germany / Spain M

Arise Ye Workers 8/10
C Action 1973 UK M

The Big Job n/a
National Coal Board 1965 UK M

The Story of Marie and Julien 7/10
Jacques Rivette 2003 France / Italy DVD

The Hangover 1/10
Todd Phillips 2009 USA DVD

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith 8/10
Fred Schepisi 1978 Australia DVD

Hellraiser 6/10
Cliver Barker 1987 UK DVD

Céline and Julie Go Boating 7/10
Jacques Rivette 1974 France DVD

The Haunted Curiosity Shop n/a
Walter R. Booth 1901 UK DVD

All the World's Memory 9/10
Alain Resnais 1956 France DVD #

A Dangerous Method 7/10
David Cronenberg 2011 UK / Germany / Canada / Switzerland C

Un Chien Andalou 7/10
Luis Buñuel 1928 France DVD [rewatch; w/ commentary]

L'Age d'Or 6/10
L'Age d'Or 1930 France DVD

The Wicked Lady 7/10
Leslie Arliss 1945 UK DVD

Un Chien Andalou 7/10
Luis Buñuel 1928 France DVD #

Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family 9/10
Yasujirô Ozu 1941 Japan DVD

USC 1 8/10
C Action 1971 UK M

Reds 9/10
Warren Beatty 1981 USA DVD

Mulholland Dr. 6/10
David Lynch France / USA DVD #

Poltergeist 8/10
Tobe Hooper 1982 USA DVD

Colour on the Thames n/a
Adrian Klein 1935 UK M

Opportunity to Grow 7/10
Turners' Film Unit 1970 UK M

Lourdes 5/10
Jessica Hausner 2009 Austria / France / Germany DVD

Spellbound 6/10
Alfred Hitchcock 1945 USA DVD #

X2 7/10
Bryan Singer 2003 Canada / USA DVD

Jabberwocky 9/10
Jan Svankmajer 1971 Czechoslovakia S

Renaissance 8/10
Walerian Borowczyk 1964 France S


March
41 films (1 short) | 37 first viewings | 30 at the cinema

Stalker 7/10 >>>
Andrei Tarkovsky 1979 USSR DVD #

Five: Five Long Takes Dedicated to Yasujiro Ozu 4/10 >>>
Abbas Kiarostami 2003 Iran / Japan / France DVD

Making of 5 4/10
Abbas Kiarostami 2005 DVD

The Art of Time 6/10 >>>
Fergus Daly and Katherine Waugh 2009 France / Belgium / UK / Germany / USA / Russia C

Nightfall 7/10 >>>
James Benning 2011 USA C

Double Tide 7/10 >>>
Sharon Lockhart 2010 USA C

Went the Day Well? 7/10
Alberto Cavalcanti 1942 UK DVD

Russian Ark 6/10 >>>
Andrei Tarkovsky 2002 Russia / Germany C

Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey 7/10 >>>
John Little 2000 USA / UK / Hong Kong DVD

Aurora 8/10 >>>
Cristi Puiu 2010 Romania / France / Switzerland / Germany C

Five: Five Long Takes Dedicated to Yasujiro Ozu 4/10 >>>
Abbas Kiarostami 2003 Iran / Japan / France C #

Fate 7/10 >>>
Fred Kelemen 1994 Germany C

Frost 8/10 >>>
Fred Kelemen 1997 Germany C

Freedom 8/10 >>>
Lisandro Alonso 2001 Argentina C

The Dead 8/10 >>>
Lisandro Alonso 2004 Argentina / France / Netherlands / Switzerland C

Nightfall 6/10 >>>
Fred Kelemen 1999 Germany / Portugal C

Heremias Book II 6/10 >>>
Lav Diaz 2011 Philippines C

Slow Action 7/10 >>>
Ben Rivers 2010 UK C

Melancholia 5/10 >>>
Lav Diaz 2008 Philippines C

Two Years at Sea 7/10 >>>
Ben Rivers 2011 UK C

Century of Birthing 3/10 >>>
Lav Diaz 2011 Philippines C

Fantasma 8/10 >>>
Lisandro Alonso 2006 Argentina / France / Netherlands C

The Turin Horse 6/10 >>>
Béla Tarr 2011 Hungary / France / Germany / Switzerland / USA DVD

Hors Satan 6/10 >>>
Bruno Dumont 2011 France DVD


FILM OF THE MONTH
Once upon a Time in Anatolia 8/10 >>>
Nuri Bilge Ceylan 2011 Turkey / Bosnia and Herzegovina C

Michael 7/10 >>>
Markus Schleinzer 2011 Austria C

Colossal Youth 8/10 >>>
Pedro Costa 2006 France / Portugal / Switzerland C

Honour of the Knights (Quixotic) 7/10 >>>
Albert Serra 2006 Spain C

Deep End 8/10
Jerzy Skolimowski 1970 West Germany / UK DVD

Careless Love 7/10
Francine Winham 1976 UK DVD

Alexander Nevsky 7/10
Sergei Eisenstein 1938 USSR DVD

Las acacias 7/10 >>>
Pablo Giorgelli 2011 Argentina / Spain C

Silent Light 6/10 >>>
Carlos Reygadas 2007 Mexico / France / Netherlands / Germany C

Lung Neaw Visits His Neighbours 6/10 >>>
Tiravanija Rirkrit 2011 Mexico / Thailand C

Still Life 8/10 >>>
Zhang-ke Jia 2006 China / Hong Kong C

Police, Adjective 9/10
Corneliu Porumboiu 2009 Romania C #

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring 6/10 >>>
Kim Ki-duk 2003 South Korea / Germany C

Butterflies Have No Memories 4/10 >>>
Lav Diaz 2009 Philippines C

Independencia 7/10 >>>
Raya Martin 2009 France / Philippines / Germany / Netherlands C

Let Each One Go Where He May 8/10 >>>
Ben Russell 2009 USA / Suriname C


April
15 films (3 shorts) | 11 first viewings | 4 at the cinema

The Kid with a Bike 7/10 >>>
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne 2011 Belgium / France / Italy C


FILM OF THE MONTH
Finisterrae 8/10 >>>
Sergio Caballero 2010 Spain DVD

B1158 6/10
Sergio Caballero Spain DVD

18.19.20.06.09 6/10
Sergio Caballero Spain DVD

Wuthering Heights 5/10 >>>
Andrea Arnold 2011 UK DVD

Le Havre 7/10
Aki Kaurismäki 2011 Finland / France / Germany C

Headhunters 7/10 >>>
Morten Tyldum 2011 Norway / Germany C

Liverpool 6/10
Lisandro Alonso 2008 Argentina / France / Netherlands / Germany / Spain DVD

Untitled (Letter For Serra) 6/10
Lisandro Alonso DVD

London 9/10
Patrick Keiller 1994 UK DVD #

This Must Be the Place 6/10
Paulo Sorrentino 2011 Italy / France / Ireland C

Blackthorn 6/10
Mateo Gil 2011 Spain / USA / Bolivia / France C

Inland Empire 5/10
David Lynch 2006 USA DVD #

Robinson in Space 9/10
Patrick Keiller 1997 UK DVD #

Robinson in Ruins 10/10
Patrick Keiller 2010 UK DVD #


May
5 films | 5 first viewings

Finisterre 6/10
Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans 2003 UK DVD

Vanishing on 7th Street 7/10
Brad Anderson 2010 USA DVD

Enter the Void 6/10
Gaspar Noé 2009 France / Germany / Italy / Canada DVD


FILM OF THE MONTH
Late Spring 9/10
Yasujirô Ozu 1949 Japan DVD

The Long Day Closes 8/10
Terence Davies 1992 UK DVD


June
12 films | 10 first viewings | 3 at the cinema

Prometheus 5/10 >>>
Ridley Scott 2012 USA C

The Only Son 8/10
Yasujirô Ozu 1936 Japan DVD


FILM OF THE MONTH
Moonrise Kingdom 8/10
Wes Anderson 2012 USA C

Alien 10/10
Ridley Scott 1979 USA / UK DVD #

Ricky Gervais Live 4: Science 7/10
Ricky Gervais 2010 UK TV

The Angels' Share 8/10
Ken Loach 2012 UK / France / Belgium / Italy C

Goal! 4/10
Danny Cannon 2005 USA / UK TV

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 8/10 >>>
Brad Bird 2011 USA / United Arab Emirates Airplane #

Dog Day Afternoon 8/10
Sidney Lumet 1975 USA DVD

The Quatermass Xperiment 8/10
Val Guest 1955 UK DVD

F for Fake 8/10
Orson Welles 1973 France / Iran / West Germany DVD

Ichi the Killer 6/10
Takashi Miike 2001 Japan DVD


July
37 films (14 shorts) | 33 first viewings | 3 at the cinema

Quatermass 2 8/10
Val Guest 1957 UK DVD

Women Without Men 5/10
Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari 2009 Germany / Austria / France / Italy / Ukraine / Morocco DVD

Cutter's Way 8/10
Ivan Passer 1981 USA DVD

The London Nobody Knows 7/10
Norman Cohen 1969 UK DVD

Les bicyclettes de Belsize 7/10
Douglas Hickox 1969 UK DVD

Dracula 7/10
Tod Browning 1931 USA DVD

Aliens 9/10
John Cameron 1986 USA UK DVD #

Orphée 7/10
Jean Cocteau 1950 France DVD

Vampyr 7/10
Carl Theodor Dreyer 1932 Germany DVD

Red River 8/10
Howard Hawks 1948 USA DVD

Memories of Murder 8/10
Joon-ho Bong 2003 South Korea DVD

The Last Laugh 8/10
F. W. Murnau 1924 Germany DVD


FILM OF THE MONTH
Scarlet Street 9/10
Fritz Lang 1945 USA DVD

Psycho 7/10
Gus Van Sant 1998 USA DVD

The Dark Knight Rises 6/10 >>>
Christopher Nolan 2012 USA / UK C

Wonderful London Barging Through London | Cosmopolitan London | London's Sunday | Flowers of London | London's Free Shows | London Off the Track | Dickens' London | London's Outer Ring | London Old and New | London's Contrasts | Known London | Along Father Thames to Shepperton n/a >>>
Frank Miller and H.B. Parkinson 1924 UK DVD

The Amazing Spider-Man 5/10 >>>
Marc Webb 2012 USA C

Zodiac 10/10
David Fincher 2007 USA DVD #

The Skin I Live In 7/10
Pedro Almodóvar 2011 Spain DVD

Magic Mike 8/10 >>>
Steven Soderbergh 2012 USA C

Le Trou 9/10
Jacques Becker 1960 France DVD

The Piano 8/10
Jane Campion 1993 Australia / New Zealand / France DVD

Rope 10/10 
Alfred Hitchcock 1948 USA DVD #

Early Summer 8/10
Yasujirô Ozu 1951 Japan DVD

Alien 3 7/10
David Fincher 1992 USA DVD #

Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana 8/10
Aki Kaurismäki 1994 Finland / Germany DVD


August
7 films | 1 first viewing | 2 at the cinema

Vertigo 10/10 
Alfred Hitchcock 1958 USA DVD #

Swandown 3/10 >>>
Andrew Kötting 2012 UK C

The Prestige 9/10 
Christopher Nolan 2006 USA / UK DVD #

Martha Marcy May Marlene 6/10 >>>
Sean Durkin 2011 USA C #

London 9/10 
Patrick Keiller 1994 UK DVD #

Robinson in Space 9/10 
Patrick Keiller 1997 UK DVD #

Robinson in Ruins 10/10 
Patrick Keiller 2010 UK DVD #


September
19 films | 12 first viewings | 4 at the cinema


FILM OF THE MONTH
The Parallax View 8/10
Alan J. Pakula 1974 USA DVD

World on a Wire, Part 1 8/10
Rainer Werner Fassbinder 1973 West Germany DVD

Rocky 8/10
John G. Avildsen 1976 USA DVD #

Zvenigora 7/10 >>>
Oleksandr Dovzhenko 1928 USSR DVD

The Fog of War 8/10
Errol Morris 2003 USA DVD

Lawless 6/10 >>>
John Hillcoat 2012 USA C

Holy Motors 7/10 >>>
Leos Carax 2012 France / Germany C

Kwaidan 8/10
Masaki Kobayashi 1964 Japan DVD

Arsenal 8/10 >>>
Oleksandr Dovzhenko 1929 USSR DVD

Casa de Lava 7/10 >>>
Pedro Costa 1994 Portugal / France / Germany DVD

Rocky II 8/10
Sylvester Stallone 1979 USA DVD #

Proof of Life 9/10
Taylor Hackford 2000 USA DVD #

Earth 8/10 >>>
Oleksandr Dovzhenko 1930 USSR DVD

Rocky III 5/10
Sylvester Stallone 1982 DVD #

Harold and Maude 7/10
Hal Ashby 1971 USA DVD

Killing Them Softly 8/10 >>>
Andrew Dominik 2012 USA C

Chopper 7/10
Andrew Dominik 2000 Australia DVD #

Killing Them Softly 8/10 >>>
Andrew Dominik 2012 USA C #

The King of Comedy 9/10
Martin Scorsese 1983 USA DVD #


October
68 films (4 shorts) | 63 first viewings | 33 at the cinema

Switchblade Romance 6/10
Alexandre Aja 2004 France DVD

Husbands and Wives 8/10
Woody Allen 1992 USA DVD

Death in Venice 9/10
Luchino Visconti 1971 Italy / France DVD #

GoodFellas 7/10
Martin Scorsese 1990 USA DVD #

Looper 7/10 >>>
Rian Johnson 2012 USA / China C

Dredd 7/10 >>>
Pete Travis 2012 UK / USA / India C

The Big Flame 8/10
Ken Loach 1969 UK M

Coal Face 8/10
Alberto Cavalcani 1935 UK M

The Great White Silence 8/10
Herbert G. Ponting 1924 UK DVD

London: The Modern Babylon 6/10 >>>
Julien Temple 2012 UK DVD

World on a Wire, Part 2 8/10
Rainer Werner Fassbinder 1973 West Germany DVD

Leeds United! 8/10
Roy Battersby 1974 UK M

Tomorrow 4/10 >>>
Andrei Gryazev 2012 Russia C

Husbands 8/10
John Cassavetes 1970 USA C

The Summit 7/10 >>>
Nick Ryan 2012 Ireland C

Kelly + Victor 4/10 >>>
Kieran Evans 2012 Ireland / UK C

Eat Sleep Die 8/10 >>>
Gabriela Pichler 2012 Sweden C

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God 8/10 >>>
Alex Gibney 2012 USA C

Wadjda 7/10 >>>
Haifaa al-Mansour 2012 Saudia Arabia / Germany C

Amour 6/10 >>>
Michael Haneke 2012 Austria / France / Germany C

Wings 7/10 >>>
William A. Wellman 1927 USA C

The Hunt 8/10 >>>
Thomas Vinterberg 2012 Denmark C

End of Watch 5/10 >>>
David Ayer 2012 USA C

Beyond the Hills 8/10 >>>
Cristian Mungiu 2012 Romania / France / Belgium C

Beasts of the Southern Wild 7/10 >>>
Benh Zeitlin 2012 USA C

Bonjour tristesse 8/10 >>>
Otto Preminger 1958 USA C

Silence 8/10 >>>
Pat Collins 2012 Ireland C

Antiviral 7/10 >>>
Brandon Cronenberg 2012 Canada / USA C

Do the Right Thing 6/10
Spike Lee 1989 USA DVD

Swing Time 7/10
George Stevens 1936 USA DVD


FILM OF THE MONTH
The Central Park Five 9/10 >>>
Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon 2012 USA C

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet 8/10 >>>
Alain Resnais 2012 France / Germany C

After Lucia 5/10 >>>
Michel Franco 2012 Mexico / France C

The Loves of Pharaoh 6/10 >>>
Ernst Lubitsch 1922 Germany C

Bayou Blue 6/10 >>>
Alix Lambert and David McMahon 2011 USA C

Argo 5/10 >>>
Ben Affleck 2012 USA C

It Was the Son 7/10 >>>
Daniele Ciprì 2012 Italy C

Heat Lightning 7/10 >>>
Mervyn LeRoy 1934 USA C

Jewel Robbery 7/10 >>>
William Dieterle 1932 USA C

Village at the End of the World 7/10 >>>
Sarah Gavron 2012 Denmark / Greenland / UK C

Crossfire Hurricane 6/10 >>>
Brett Morgen 2012 UK / USA C

Seven Psychopaths 3/10 >>>
Martin McDonagh 2012 UK C

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? 6/10 >>>
Robert Aldrich 1962 USA C

Song for Marion 4/10 >>>
Paul Andrew Williams 2012 UK C

Poor Cow 6/10
Ken Loach 1967 UK M

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files 5/10 >>>
Chris James Thompson 2012 USA C

The Tailor from Ulm 9/10
Edgar Reitz 1979 West Germany DVD

Victim 8/10
Basil Dearden 1961 UK M

London Orbital 4/10
Chris Petit and Iain Sinclair 2002 UK M

Whistle and I'll Come to You 8/10
Jonathan Miller 1968 UK M

Rocky IV 4/10
Sylvester Stallone 1985 USA DVD #

Rocky V 6/10
John G. Avildsen 1990 USA DVD #

What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day? 6/10
Paul Kelly 2005 UK M

This Is Tomorrow 7/10
Paul Kelly 2008 UK M

Borderline 6/10
Alex Chandon 2006 UK M

Launch 8/10
Murray Martin & Peter Roberts 1973 UK M

Skyfall 5/10 >>>
Sam Mendes 2012 UK / USA C

It's a Free World... 8/10
Ken Loach 2007 UK / Italy / Spain / Germany / Poland M

Paths of Glory 8/10
Stanley Kubrick 1957 USA DVD

Rocky Balboa 6/10
Sylvester Stallone 2006 USA DVD #

Two-Lane Blacktop 8/10
Monte Hellman 1971 USA DVD

The Red and the White 6/10
Miklós Jancsó 1967 USSR DVD

My Name Is Joe 8/10
Ken Loach 1998 Spain / Italy / France / UK / Germany M

A London Story 7/10
Sally Potter 1986 UK M

The United States of Leland 7/10
Matthew Ryan Hoge 2003 USA DVD

Onibaba 7/10
Kaneto Shindô 1964 Japan DVD

Radio On 6/10
Chris Petit 1979 UK / West Germany M

The Price of Coal Part 1: Meet the People 9/10
Ken Loach 1977 UK M


November
90 films (22 shorts) | 82 first viewings | 9 at the cinema

Panic Room 8/10
David Fincher 2002 USA DVD

Way Out West 8/10
James W. Horne 1937 USA DVD

Man Hunt 6/10
Fritz Lang 1941 USA DVD

Where the Truth Lies 7/10
Atom Egoyan 2005 Canada / UK DVD

Skirt 6/10
Amanda Boyle 2011 UK C

Rust and Bone 6/10 >>>
Jacques Audiard 2012 France / Belgium C

New Book 9/10
Zbigniew Rybczyński 1975 Poland S

Wrestlemaniac 4/10
Jesse Baget 2006 USA DVD

Cathy Come Home 7/10
Ken Loach 1966 UK M

La notte 6/10
Michelangelo Antonioni 1961 Italy / France DVD

Alien: Resurrection 7/10
Jean-Pierre Jeunet 1997 USA DVD

Carla's Song 7/10
Ken Loach 1996 UK / Spain / Germany M

A Bug's Life 7/10
John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton 1998 USA DVD

Calamari Union 5/10
Aki Kaurismäki 1985 Finland DVD

Henry: Portait of a Serial Killer 5/10
John McNaughton 1986 USA DVD

Riff-Raff 9/10
Ken Loach 1990 UK DVD #


FILM OF THE MONTH
The Gamekeeper 9/10
Ken Loach 1981 UK M

La Pointe-Courte 6/10
Agnès Varda 1955 France C

Diamonds of the Night 6/10 >>>
Jan Němec 1964 Czechoslovakia DVD

Southern Comfort 10/10  >>>
Walter Hill 1981 USA DVD #

Contact 7/10
Robert Zemeckis 1997 USA DVD

A Tap on the Shoulder 7/10
Ken Loach 1965 UK M

The Coming Out Party 7/10
Ken Loach 1965 UK M

Intimate Lighting 8/10 >>>
Ivan Passer 1965 Czechoslovakia DVD

The Master 5/10 >>>
Paul Thomas Anderson 2012 USA C

Up the Junction 7/10
Ken Loach 1965 UK M

3 Clear Sundays 8/10
Ken Loach 1965 UK M

The Lord of the Flies 7/10
Peter Brook 1963 UK DVD

In Two Minds 8/10
Ken Loach 1967 UK M

The Rank and File 7/10
Ken Loach 1971 UK M

Child's Play 8/10
Tom Holland 1988 USA DVD

The Wages of Fear 6/10
Henri-Georges Clouzot 1953 France / Italy DVD

The Cremator 8/10 >>>
Juraj Herz 1969 Czechoslovakia DVD

Take It Or Leave It 10/10
Dave Robinson 1981 UK DVD #

Tsar to Lenin 7/10 >>>
Herman Axelbank 1937 USA DVD

Black Jack 9/10
Ken Loach 1979 UK M

The Flickering Flame 8/10
Ken Loach 1998 UK M

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 8/10
Tobe Hooper 1986 USA DVD

Fairy Tales Drama at the Bottom of the Sea | The Seven Castles of the Devil | Ballet des Sylphides | Eccentric Waltz | Japonaiseries | Weird Fancies | Metamorphosis of a Butterfly | The Hen That Laid the Golden Eggs | Christian Martyrs | Loïe Fuller | The Wonderful Album | The Bewitched Shepherd | Tit for Tat | The Fairy of Spring n/a >>>
Ferdinand Zecca; Gaston Velle; Albert Capellani; Segundo de Chomón; Vincent Lorant-Heilbronn 1901-1906 France DVD

Pather Panchali 5/10
Satyajit Ray 1955 USA DVD

Hidden Agenda 8/10
Ken Loach 1990 UK DVD

Me and My Pal 8/10
Charley Rogers & Lloyd French 1933 USA DVD #

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 8/10
Jim Jarmusch 1998 USA DVD #

Looks and Smiles 7/10
Ken Loach 1981 UK M

The View From the Woodpile 6/10
Ken Loach 1989 UK M

The End of Arthur's Marriage 7/10
Ken Loach 1965 UK M

The Red and the Blue 6/10
Ken Loach 1983 UK M

After a Lifetime 9/10
Ken Loach 1971 UK M

The Arthur Legend Dispatches 7/10
Ken Loach 1991 UK M

A Misfortune 6/10
Ken Loach 1973 UK M

Berberian Sound Studio 5/10
Peter Strickland 2012 UK C

The Corner 9/10
Charles S. Dutton 2000 USA DVD

Friday the 13th 8/10
Sean S. Cunningham 1980 USA DVD

The Big Heat 8/10
Fritz Lang 1953 USA DVD

Which Side Are You On? 7/10
Ken Loach 1985 UK M

Family Life 7/10
Ken Loach 1971 UK M

Silver Linings Playbook 6/10 >>>
David O. Russell 2012 USA C

Mesrine: Killer Instinct 4/10
Jean-François Richet 2008 France / Canada / Italy DVD

Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 4/10
Jean-François Richet 2008 France / Canada DVD

Save the Children Fund Film 8/10
Ken Loach 1971 UK M

McLibel 7/10
Franny Armstrong; Ken Loach 2005 UK M

Lawrence of Arabia 9/10
David Lean 1962 UK C #

A Choice of Evils 9/10
Jane Howell 1977 UK M

Just a Boys' Game 7/10
John Mackenzie 1979 UK M

Sisters 6/10
Brian De Palma 1973 USA DVD

The Spongers 9/10
Roland Joffé 1978 UK M

Willie's Last Stand 6/10
Brian Parker 1982 UK M

Aparajito 6/10
Satyajit Ray 1956 India DVD

Ghostbusters 10/10
Ivan Reitman 1984 USA S #

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 6/10
Shane Black 2005 USA DVD

Kill List 5/10
Ben Wheatley 2011 UK DVD

Destiny 7/10
Mike Newell 1978 UK M

Milk 3/10
Andrea Arnold 1998 UK M

Wasp 2/10
Andrea Arnold 2003 UK M

Man Up 6/10
Carolina Giammetta 2012 UK C

Sightseers 5/10 >>>
Ben Wheatley 2012 UK C


December
91 films (31 shorts) | 81 first viewings | 5 at the cinema

The Cabin in the Woods 7/10
Drew Goddard 2011 USA DVD

Rampart 6/10
Oren Moverman 2011 USA DVD

A Chump at Oxford 8/10
Alfred J. Goulding 1940 USA DVD

Fairy Tales Magic Roses | The Golden Beetle | Cinderella | The Red Spectre | The Talisman | The Black Witch | Sleeping Beauty | The BirdBlue Bird | Black Pearl | The Fairies and the Faun | In the Land of the Gold Mines n/a >>>
Segundo de Chomón; Albert Capellani; Lucien Nonguet et al. 1906-1908 DVD

Bluebeard n/a >>>
Georges Méliès 1901 DVD DVD

Little Red Riding Hood 8/10 >>>
Anson Dyer 1922 UK DVD

Crime and Punishment 8/10
Aki Kaurismäki 1983 Finland DVD

Traitor 5/10
Alan Bridges 1971 UK M

Nuts in May 8/10
Mike Leigh 1976 UK M

Elena 9/10 >>>
Andrei Zvyagintsev 2011 Russia C

The City: A Film Talk by Sir Charles Bressey 7/10
Ralph Elton 1939 UK DVD

The Islanders 6/10
Maurice Harvey 1939 UK DVD

All Good Men 8/10
Michael Lindsay-Hogg 1974 UK M

Blooming Youth 8/10
Les Blair 1973 UK M

Spare Time 6/10
Humphrey Jennings 1939 UK DVD

A Midsummer Day’s Work 6/10
Alberto Cavalcanti 1939 UK DVD

SS Ionian 6/10
Humphrey Jennings 1939 UK DVD

If War Should Come 4/10
Unknown 1839 UK DVD

The First Days 6/10
Pat Jackson, Humphrey Jennings, Harry Watt 1939 UK DVD

War Library Items 1, 2 and 3 6/10
Unknown 1939 UK DVD

FILM OF THE MONTH
Days of Hope 9/10
Ken Loach 1975 UK DVD

Stormy Monday 6/10
Mike Figgis 1988 UK / USA M

Byker 6/10
Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen 1983 UK M

Ghostbusters II 10/10
Ivan Reitman 1989 USA S #

Even the Rain 8/10
Icíar Bollaín 2010 Spain / Mexico / France S

Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life 7/10
Werner Herzog 2011 USA / UK / Germany S

Black Christmas 9/10
Bob Clark 1974 USA DVD #

The Long Good Friday 8/10
John Mackenzie 1980 UK M #

Great Expectations 5/10
Mike Newell 2012 UK / USA C

21 Jump Street 7/10
Phil Lord and Chris Miller 2012 USA DVD

Margaret 6/10
Kenneth Lonergan 2011 USA DVD

Haywire 6/10
Steven Soderbergh 2011 USA / Ireland DVD

The Woman in Black 6/10
James Watkins 2012 UK / Canada / Sweden DVD

Dracula 8/10
Terence Fisher 1958 UK M

Witchfinder General 6/10
Michael Reeves 1968 UK M

Mold 7/10
Ali Aydin 2012 Turkey / Germany S

Elena 9/10 >>>
Andrei Zvyagintsev 2011 Russia DVD #

The Boy Who Turned Yellow 6/10
Michael Powell 1972 UK M

Gallivant 6/10
Andrew Kötting 1996 UK M

Leviathan 8/10
Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel 2012 France / UK / USA S

Once Upon a Time Was I, Veronica 7/10
Marcelo Gomes 2012 Brazil / France S

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai 7/10
Takashi Miike 2011 Japan / UK S

Mekong Hotel 6/10
Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand / UK S

My Childhood 8/10
Bill Douglas 1972 UK M

Akenfield 5/10
Peter Hall 1974 UK M

English Harvest 8/10
Humphrey Jennings 1938 UK M

Killer Joe 5/10
William Friedkin 2011 USA DVD

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 7/10 >>>
Peter Jackson 2012 USA / New Zealand C

Project X 6/10
Nima Nourizadeh 2012 USA DVD

Damsels in Distress 7/10
Whit Stillman 2011 USA DVD

Weekend 7/10
Andrew Haigh 2011 UK DVD

Women in Love 8/10
Ken Russell 1969 UK M

The Hunter 7/10
Daniel Nettheim 2011 Australia DVD

My Ain Folk 8/10
Bill Douglas 1973 UK M

My Way Home 8/10
Bill Douglas 1978 UK M

House of Tolerance 7/10
Bertrand Bonello 2011 France DVD

The Hunted 7/10
William Friedkin 2003 USA DVD #

Tabu 7/10
Miguel Gomes 2012 Portugal / Germany / Brazil / France DVD

This Is Not a Film 6/10
Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and Jafar Panahi 2011 Iran DVD

Cosmopolis 3/10
David Cronenberg 2012 Canada / France / Portugal / Italy DVD

Children 6/10
Terence Davies 1976 UK M

Madonna and Child 6/10
Terence Davies 1980 UK M

Death and Transfiguration 6/10
Terence Davies 1983 UK M

Refuge England 8/10
Robert Vas 1959 UK M

The Concrete Garden 7/10
Peter Alrick 1994 UK M

Life of Pi 7/10 >>>
Ang Lee 2012 USA / China C

Home Alone 10/10
Christopher Columbus 1990 USA DVD #

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 8/10
Christopher Columbus 1992 USA DVD #

The Price of Coal, Part 1: Meet the People 9/10
Ken Loach 1977 UK DVD #

Me Too 7/10
Alexei Balabanov 2012 Russia S

Nostalgia for the Light 6/10
Patricio Guzmán 2010 France / Germany / Chile / Spain / USA DVD

Augustine 7/10
Alice Winocour 2012 France S

Silent Souls 6/10
Aleksei Fedorchenko 2010 Russia DVD

The Imposter 8/10
Bart Layton 2012 UK DVD

The Price of Coal, Part 2: Back to Reality 8/10
Ken Loach 1977 UK DVD

Polisse 2/10
Maïwenn 2011 France DVD

Jack Reacher 7/10 >>>
Christopher McQuarrie 2012 USA C

The Secret in Their Eyes 8/10
Juan José Campanello 2009 Argentina / Spain DVD #

Eat Sleep Die 8/10 >>>
Gabriela Pichler 2012 Sweden / UK / France S #

Barbara 5/10
Christian Petzold 2012 Germany DVD

Ted 6/10
Seth MacFarlane 2012 USA DVD

Carancho 8/10
Pablo Trapero 2010 Argentina / Chile / France / South Korea DVD