Wayback Wednesday: 2012 in Film (5 Years Later)

So every so often with these Wayback Wednesday pieces, I want to revisit particular film years to see if I still feel the way I once did. This should be a monthly thing and given the myriad of anniversaries that come up, it could be really fun.

2012 was a pretty interesting year for me. I started working as a Construction Coordinator in Houston aka when I had more money than at any point in my life lol. Additionally, I started writing for Awards Circuit. It was awesome being in texas as a writer cause unlike big cities, all of the studios consolidate their films into like one pr company. Once you get on one list, you have access to about 5-6 studio press screenings. I ended up seeing like 80 movies that year and 120 the next, way more than the 40 I saw in the year preceding. I was exposed to so many films that I otherwise wouldn’t have seen and it sort of changed how I approached movie watching. 2012 was also the year of the legendary Prometheus argument between me and Joseph Braverman so it was really an interesting film year.

What excited me about this series is whether films would jump out at me in a bad or good way and the chance to reanalyze my top 10s. Shockingly, when I sat down to redo this top 10, nothing changed but the order of the films. I guess this was a product of the year not being that strong. Actually the year bears some resemblance to this year because the summer of 2012 was a mess, just as this one has been, with two films that stood clear above the rest.

Top 10 Films of 2012 (as of Sept. 13, 2017)

  1. Cloud Atlas
  2. Marvel’s The Avengers
  3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  4. ParaNorman
  5. Magic Mike
  6. Zero Dark Thirty
  7. Lincoln
  8. Argo
  9. How to Survive a Plague
  10. Gayby

Original Top 10

  1. Cloud Atlas
  2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  3. Magic Mike
  4. Marvel’s The Avengers
  5. Lincoln
  6. Argo
  7. ParaNorman
  8. Zero Dark Thirty
  9. How to Survive a Plague
  10. Gayby