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She Said: Top 10 Films of 2012

10.  Ruby Sparks  (written by Zoe Kazan, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, starring Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Annette Bening, and Antonio Banderas).  Ironic and quirky.  A man creates his “soulmate” with his writing, but this film is clearly written from her point of view.  Still, this movie is both fun and thought provoking. 9.  Sound of My Voice  (written by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, ... Read More »

He Said: Top 10 Films of 2012

10.  Holy Motors (written and directed by Leos Carax, and starring Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Kylie Minogue, and Eva Mendes).  At the outset, I feel obliged to say that this top 10 list tends to reward ambition more than it probably should.  In this respect, Holy Motors generally defies comparison to any other film released this year.  Director Carax follows “working actor” Lavant through a single day consisting of ... Read More »

Rust and Bone (2012)

Spoiler Scale (How spoilery is this article on a scale of 1 to 10?):  4  At its core, Rust and Bone – the sixth feature film by writer/director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet (2010)) –  is a love story stripped of the romance and a melodrama steeped in reality.  True to the nature of love as a product of what each party brings to the table, the film often turns its focus to the ... Read More »

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