Friday, 21 December 2012

Best of the Year ... at the Movies

So it's been a pretty good year for genre films, what with John Carter, Prometheus, The Hobbit and of course, the new Bond fim, Skyfall. But do you know what? Not one of those is in my top three films for the year.

In third place I would have;
UNTOUCHABLE A feel good French movie based on the true story of a rich paraplegic who employs an untrained male nurse to help him.

Runner up would be;
ARGO is a thriller film directed by Ben Affleck, based loosely on an account published in 2007 of the "Canadian Caper", in which Tony Mendez, a CIA operative, led the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.

And my film of the year?
Another foreign language film from a story by Jo Nesbo
JACKPOT At a plastic Christmas tree factory in Norway, three dangerous ex-cons and their supervisor win 1.7 million kroner on the pools. As trust and friendship quickly dissolve, guns are loaded, knives are sharpened, and the division of the money begins...

So what would yours be?

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