8/05/2012

Making lists: June & July 2012

Contrary to my natural unease in the presence of lists and numbers, I have taken to extracting, in the semi-public realm of a facebook-group, a top ten from all films new and old I watch each month, which I would like to share on my blog from now on. Here are the first two instalments: June and July 2012. I will also compile a list of TV series, albeit in somewhat larger intervalls, starting with the second quarter of 2012 (April, May, and June).


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Top 10 Films & Video: June 2012

1. Let There Be Light (John Huston, 1946)
2. They All Laughed (Peter Bogdanovich, 1981)
3. Zan Boko (Gaston Kaboré, 1988)
4. The Pick-Up Artist (James Toback, 1987)
5. Defiance (John Flynn, 1980)
6. How Colonel Bunny Was Killed (Miranda Pennell, 2011)
7. Gloria (John Cassavetes, 1980)
8. Midnight Run (Martin Brest, 1988)
9. S.O.B. (Blake Edwards, 1981)
10. Wanderlust (David Wain, 2012)


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Top 10 Films & Video: July 2012

1. Standard Gauge (Morgan Fisher, 1984)
2. London (Patrick Keiller, 1994)
3. Arugbá (Tunde Kelani, 2012)
4. Geschichtsunterricht (Jean-Marie Straub und Danièle Huillet, 1972)
5. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (Paul Mazursky, 1986)
6. Les nuits de la pleine lune (Eric Rohmer, 1984)
7. Wundkanal (Thomas Harlan, 1984)
8. Risky Business (Paul Brickman, 1983)
9. Couro de Gato (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1963)
10. Logical Revolts (Louis Henderson, 2012)


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Top 10 TV: 2nd Quarter 2012

1. The Up Series (7 to 56 Up)
2. Louie (Season 2)
3. Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 8)
4. 30 Rock (Season 6)
5. Parks and Recreation (Season 4)
6. Community (Season 3)
7. Mad Men (Season 5)
8. The Thick of It (Season 1)
9. Girls (Season 1)
10. Veep (Season 1)

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