Cosmopolis and top films for 2012

by Toby Woollaston

After a busy but excellent Christmas, Seema and I hunkered down last night and saw perhaps our last film for 2012; Cosmopolis and you can read my mini musing here


2012 has been an curious cinema going year for me.  I found it difficult to to get out and see many films (study commitments took precedence) and I don’t expect next year to be any easier.  However, I did stumble on a couple of gems  that easily are my “best of 2012” … no other films come close to Leos Carax’s Holy Motors and Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild.  These are my top two for 2012 and I can’t split them despite their disparity.  Some films that I have missed that I feel might have expanded my top two are, Michael Haneke’s Amour, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master.  I shall hopefully see them in the new year.

Happy New Year everyone!