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#1 J.A.A. Purves

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:52 PM

1/6 (limited) - Norwegian Wood - Anh Hung Tran
1/20 (limited) - Coriolanus - Ralph Fiennes
1/20 (limited) - The Flowers of War - Yimou Zhang
1/27 (limited) - Declaration of War - Valerie Donzelli
1/29 (HBO) - Luck (Season One) - David Milch
2/17 (wide) - The Secret World of Arrietty - Hiromasa Yonebayashi
2/17 (limited) - Bullhead - Michael R. Roskam
2/24 (limited) - The Forgiveness of Blood - Joshua Marston
3/9 (limited) - Footnote - Joseph Cedar
3/10 (HBO) - Game Change - Jay Roach
3/16 (limited) - The Kid with a Bike - Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
3/23 (limited) - 4:44 Last Day on Earth - Abel Ferrara
3/25 (AMC) - Mad Men (Season Five) - Matthew Weiner
4/1 (HBO) - Game of Thrones (Season Two) - David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
4/13 (limited) - The Lady - Luc Besson
4/20 (limited) - Marley - Kevin Macdonald
5/4 (wide) - The Avengers - Joss Whedon
5/25 (limited) - Moonrise Kingdom - Wes Anderson
5/28 (HBO) - Hemingway & Gellhorn - Philip Kaufman
6/8 (wide) - Prometheus - Ridley Scott
6/8 (limited) - Safety Not Guaranteed - Colin Trevorrow
6/22 (wide) - Brave - Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman
6/22 (limited) - To Rome with Love - Woody Allen
6/28 (FX) - Louie (Season Three) - Louis C.K.
6/29 (limited) - Beasts of the Southern Wild - Benh Zeitlin
6/29 (limited) - Take This Waltz - Sarah Polley
6/29 (limited) - People Like Us - Alex Kurtzman

Edited by Persiflage, 08 July 2012 - 07:21 AM.


#2 Andrew

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:42 PM

Thanks for your work on this list, Jeremy. I'm very intrigued by the cast list for Woody Allen's next film. Sadly, IMDB lists 2013 as the tentative release year for Scorsese's Silence.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:17 AM

Persiflage wrote:
: 1/20 - Coriolanus - Ralph Fiennes
: 2/24 - Footnote - Joseph Cedar
: Alps - Giorgos Lanthimos
: Take This Waltz - Sarah Polley

Saw these ones last year. Footnote was easily one of my favorite films at last year's VIFF. Alps, I'm afraid, was one of a few films that put me to sleep during the festival, though that probably says as much about festival fatigue in general as it does about the film in particular. Take This Waltz is okay but kind of goes off the rails in the last 10-15 minutes. And I really need to see Coriolanus again; it's full of good lines, but this is one of Shakespeare's lesser-known works, so the good lines in question aren't exactly famous (and thus don't stick in my memory so easily) like certain lines from Hamlet or Romeo or Julius Caesar might be.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:47 PM

Thanks for your work on this list, Jeremy. I'm very intrigued by the cast list for Woody Allen's next film. Sadly, IMDB lists 2013 as the tentative release year for Scorsese's Silence.

Well, hopefully that means Scorsese is putting a large amount of love and care into it then. So, I took out Silence and added Upside Down and Effie.

And I really need to see Coriolanus again; it's full of good lines, but this is one of Shakespeare's lesser-known works, so the good lines in question aren't exactly famous (and thus don't stick in my memory so easily) like certain lines from Hamlet or Romeo or Julius Caesar might be.

Easily one of the best things about 2012 in film is we are supposed to be able to see 3 new Shakespeare adaptations. Usually we're lucky if we even get 1.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:42 PM


And I really need to see Coriolanus again; it's full of good lines, but this is one of Shakespeare's lesser-known works, so the good lines in question aren't exactly famous (and thus don't stick in my memory so easily) like certain lines from Hamlet or Romeo or Julius Caesar might be.

Easily one of the best things about 2012 in film is we are supposed to be able to see 3 new Shakespeare adaptations. Usually we're lucky if we even get 1.

fwiw, Coriolanus is probably my favorite on screen Shakespeare.

#6 Nick Olson

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:08 AM

Others that have me interested and/or excited:

Gravity (Alfonso Cuaron)

Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)

The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)

Creed of Violence (Todd Field)

Wettest County (John Hillcoat)

Argo (Ben Affleck)

Only God Forgives (Nicolas Refn)

#7 M. Leary

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:15 AM

[quote name='Nicholas' date='12 January 2012 - 12:08 PM' timestamp='1326384510' post='265302']
Argo (Ben Affleck)[/quote]

Same here. I am very much hoping that he does as well with this one as the last two.

Only God Forgives (Nicolas Refn)
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I am only looking forward to this one as confirmation of my anti-Refn bias.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:13 PM

A few more that look promising:

In spite of Pattinson, and even though I haven't read the book, I can't wait for Cronenberg's Cosmopolis.

Also, Wong Kar-Wai's The Grandmasters.

Mud... Jeff Nichols, enough said.

Under the Skin... Jonathan Glazer, enough said.

Frank or Francis... Charlie Kaufman! (To say nothing of his as-yet-untitled collaboration with Spike Jonze.)

Edited by Overstreet, 12 January 2012 - 12:19 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:54 PM

Oh, and these, some of which are technically 2011 features...

Elena, by Andrei Zvyagintsev
Haywire, by Steven Soderbergh
The Loneliest Planet, by Julia Loktev
A Separation, Asghar Farhadi
Miss Bala, Gerardo Naranjo
The Deep Blue Sea, Terence Davies

#10 Timothy Zila

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:56 PM

If we're going with U.S. release dates - what about the Dardenne brothers The Kid with a Bike and Studio Ghibli's The Secret World of Arriety (with a screenplay by Miyazaki).

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:58 PM

Two more:

The Kid with a Bike isn't one I'll be able to see until 2012.

Also, I had no idea that Kiarostami's The End is considered a "continuation" of Certified Copy. So that's interesting.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:04 PM

The Kid with a Bike!
The End!

Edited by Overstreet, 12 January 2012 - 02:07 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:07 PM

The Deep Blue Sea, Terence Davies


Not to quash your spirits, but this was probably my biggest disappointment of 2011.

As always, your mileage may vary.

Edited by kenmorefield, 12 January 2012 - 02:58 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:19 PM

2012 has a good line-up. One not mentioned yet--technically a 2011 film?--that I'm hoping to see is Sokurov's FAUST.

Oh, and CARNAGE, since that hasn't made its way near me yet.

#15 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:12 AM

Overstreet wrote:
: Elena, by Andrei Zvyagintsev

I'm afraid this is another of the films during which I had to fight off sleep during last year's VIFF.

: A Separation, Asghar Farhadi
: Miss Bala, Gerardo Naranjo

These films, on the other hand, had me riveted.

Oh, and A Separation was actually released in the United States in 2011. On December 30, true, and in only a handful of theatres (if that), true, but still, there it is (and was).

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:03 AM

Oh, and A Separation was actually released in the United States in 2011. On December 30, true, and in only a handful of theatres (if that), true, but still, there it is (and was).


Which is why I prefaced that list with "Oh, and these, some of which are technically 2011 features..."

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:33 AM

Some more I would add to the list

Blue Like Jazz - Steve Taylor (of course, a 2011 feature that will hopefully make it to my neck of the woods this year)
Margaret - Kenneth Lonergan (ditto)
Cloud Atlas - Tom Tykwer, the Wachowskis

#18 Timothy Zila

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:17 PM

Some more I would add to the list

Blue Like Jazz - Steve Taylor (of course, a 2011 feature that will hopefully make it to my neck of the woods this year)
Margaret - Kenneth Lonergan (ditto)
Cloud Atlas - Tom Tykwer, the Wachowskis


Not that it particularly matters, but Blue Like Jazz isn't a 2011 feature (unless you count a pre-final-cut showing, which you don't). I personally got a call from Steve Taylor a few weeks ago and I believe he said it's opening in March - definitely 2012.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:25 PM

A lot of my picks have already been mentioned, but here's what jumps to mind:

The Master - Paul Thomas Anderson
Moonrise Kingdom - Wes Anderson
The Burial and The Voyage of Time - Terrence Malick (assuming he doesn't take too long in the editing room)
Cogan's Trade - Andrew Dominik (big fan of The Assination of Jesse James)
Gravity - Alfonso Cuaron
The Dark Knight Rises - Christopher Nolan
Cloud Atlas - Tom Twyker
Lincoln - Steven Spielberg
Only God Forgives - Nicolas Winding Refn

I'm also looking forward to the surprises 2012 might have in store. There's alway something amazing you just never see coming.

#20 J.A.A. Purves

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:14 PM

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