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what i watched last year

A summary, sorted by my ratings. I tend to save the 10/10 ratings for older classics, so a more recent film that gets 9/10 is very good indeed. Movies that are just shy of greatness will get 8/10. I waste more time than is necessary trying to distinguish 7/10 from 6/10 … both ratings signify slightly better-than-average movies, where if I like them I’ll pop for a 7 and if I don’t, I’ll lay out a 6. I save 5/10 for movies I don’t like, and anything lower than 5 for crud. This explanation comes after the fact … I don’t really think it through when I give the ratings. They skew high because I try very hard to avoid movies I won’t like … if I saw every movie ever made, my average might be 5/10, but I skip the ones that would bring the average down. Thus, the average for the 113 movies I rated in 2012 is just over 7 out of 10.

10:

"Duck Amuck"
Harlan County, USA
The Last Picture Show
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Navigator
Notorious

9:

The Awful Truth
Black Narcissus
Dazed and Confused
The Grapes of Wrath
Jackie Brown
The Killing
The Last Laugh
The Long Goodbye
Welfare
Winter's Bone

8:

An Angel at My Table
Audition
Bigger Than Life
The Cabin in the Woods
F for Fake
Face/Off
Faust
In Cold Blood
Island of Lost Souls
Jane Eyre
The Last Metro
Marwencol
My Week with Marilyn
Nobody Knows
A propos de Nice
Rosemary’s Baby
Saving Private Ryan
Skyfall
The Social Network
Sonatine
This Is England
Viva Las Vegas
You Can Count on Me

7:

Alphaville
The Avengers
Beginners
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Black Sunday
The Blues Brothers
Brooklyn Boheme
Breakfast at Tiffany's
A Bucket of Blood
Burn, Witch, Burn
Carnival of Souls
Cinema Paradiso
Contagion
Cul-de-sac
The Damned United
Drive
Election
Five Minutes of Heaven
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Green Snake
Howl's Moving Castle
The Ides of March
In a Better World
A Letter to Three Wives
Margaret
Margin Call
Monsters
The Mummy
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
La Ronde
The Reckless Moment
The Squid and the Whale
Star Trek
That Obscure Object of Desire
Three Colors: Blue
Three Colors: Red
Tiny Furniture
2 Days in New York
Up in the Air
Voices

6:

An Affair to Remember
Albert Nobbs
Circus of Horrors
Corridors of Blood
Damsels in Distress
Dead Poets Society
Distant Voices, Still Lives
Drive, He Said
God Bless America
House on Haunted Hill
The Ladykillers
Moonrise Kingdom
My Life As a Dog
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Parallax View
Paranoid Park
Paranormal Activity
Premium Rush
Purgatory
The Royal Tenenbaums
Semi-Pro
Snow on tha Bluff
Taris
Three Colors: White
Withnail and I
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
Zodiac

5:

Fahrenheit 451
Head
Zontar: The Thing from Venus

4:

Attack of the Puppet People
The Brain That Wouldn't Die

3:

A Safe Place

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