Well, it has been a strange week since I last had a Tuesday Movie Night. On Wednesday night, I was announced as Head Girl of our school. It was pretty much the happiest moment of my life because I can honestly say I wasn't expecting it at all. Apart from the party straight after the prize-giving, I haven't had a lot of time to celebrate because my 87 year old Grandma who has advanced dementia has recently become very sick. It has been an exhausting week, as she's been hitting rock bottom, but then she comes right again. And then there was the Connecticut shooting, which shocked me more than anything. My thoughts are with those affected - such an awful thing to happen.
So yes, seemingly everything is happening right now, and I'm immensely exhausted from it all. And it will just keep going. But I'm buying all of my Christmas presents tomorrow, which will most definitely cheer me up. That's after I settle down with some movies. The Bourne Legacy is the only release tomorrow (Hope Springs and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World are out on Friday, strangely), so I'll be watching that, alongside something else in my pile.
Video of the week...
Among the good things of last week was the fact that Genrocks brought out Filmography 2012. I have literally waited all year for this. And I will go on watching it at least 50 times throughout the year until the next one comes out. I'm not joking.
Josh breaks down his best screenplays from the 1940s. Man, there were some good writers around back in those days.
Dan writes about the terrific set design in Children of Men, one of the more terrifyingly realistic dystopian films.
Nikhat is on her way to celebrating her third anniversary with Being Norma Jeane, and she's celebrating with all kinds of lists. Her one on her favourite looking films is fantastic!
Local mega-site Flicks has their top 20 of 2012 (going by NZ release dates) up and the number one is pretty darn cool.
Sam reflects on the six best soundtracks of 2012 - you'll be wanting to fill your iPod up after reading this list!
The Film Experience has an interesting post up about the flaws within the Best Picture hopefuls this year. Not every film can be perfect.
Bonjour Tristesse shares their list of the best foreign films of 2012. A great guide to what I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for.
Andy shares his favourite male and female performances of 2012. Any mention of Matty M and Fassy is a win with me.
Candice was lucky enough to check out Zero Dark Thirty and she had good notices for Jessica Chastain. Still my most anticipated film, like, ever.
This will be my last links post for the rest of the year. Like most people I will doing a few retrospective posts (based on the few 2012 films I've seen, haha), but for now, if you've ever been linked on one of these posts during the year, thanks for being so awesome!
Favourite and least favourite films of 2012?