Media Diet 2012

January:
#1 Always (1989) Dir. Steven Spielberg
#2 Cedar Rapids (2011) Dir. Miguel Arteta
#3 A Perfect World (1993) Dir. Clint Eastwood
#4 Stagecoach (1939) Dir. John Ford
#5 The Double Life of Véronique (1991) Dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski
#6 Stake Land (2010) Dir. Jim Mickle
#7 Bad Teacher (2011) Dir. Jake Kasdan
#8 The Bridges of Madison County (1995) Dir. Clint Eastwood
#9 Ray (2004) Dir. Taylor Hackford
#10 The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009) Dir. Daniel Alfredson
#11 Friday Night Lights (2004) Dir. Peter Berg
#12 The Killers (1964) Dir. Don Siegel
#13 The Last Picture Show (1971) Dir. Peter Bogdanovich
#14 The Hustler (1961) Dir. Robert Rossen
#15 The Artist (2011) Dir. Michel Hazanavicius
#16 50/50 (2011) Dir. Jonathan Levine
#17 War Horse (2011) Dir. Steven Spielberg
#18 They All Laughed (1981) Dir. Peter Bogdanovich
#19 What’s Up, Doc? (1972) Dir. Peter Bogdanovich
#20 Fast & Furious (2009) Dir. Justin Lin
#21 Fast Five (2011) Dir. Justin Lin
#22 The Descendants (2011) Dir. Alexander Payne
#23 Citizen Ruth (1996) Dir. Alexander Payne
#24 The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) Dir. John Cassavetes
#25 Haywire (2012) Dir. Steven Soderbergh
#26 Full Frontal (2002) Dir. Steven Soderbergh
#27 Troll Hunter (2010) Dir. André Øvredal
#28 Lucky Number Slevin (2006) Dir. Paul McGuigan
#29 Shame (2011) Dir. Steve McQueen
#30 The Grey (2012) Dir. Joe Carnahan
#31 Smokin’ Aces (2006) Dir. Joe Carnahan
#32 Rolling Thunder (1977) Dir. John Flynn
#33 Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) Dir. Glen Ficarra & John Requa

Rewatch:
Blow Out (1981) – 5th
Dressed to Kill (1980) – 3rd
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) – 2nd
Red State (2011) – 2nd
The Inbetweeners Movie (2011) – 2nd
Drive (2011) – 4th
Melancholia (2011) – 2nd

TV:
South Park Season 14
Sherlock Series 1
Sherlock Series 2
Louie Season 1

February:
#34 Tyrannosaur (2011) Dir. Paddy Considine
#35 The Boat That Rocked (2009) Dir. Richard Curtis
#36 The Messenger (2009) Dir. Oren Moverman

Rewatch:
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy (2011) – 2nd
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) – 8th

TV:
Mad Men Season 2
Mad Men Season 3

March:
#37 No Distance Left to Run (2010) Dir. Dylan Southern & Will Lovelace
#38 Young Adult (2011) Dir. Jason Reitman
#39 Tower Heist (2011) Dir. Brett Ratner
#40 A Horrible Way to Die (2010) Dir. Adam Wingard
#41 A Lonely Place to Die (2011) Dir. Julian Gilbey

Rewatch:
Young Adult (2011) – 2nd
Heist (2001) – 2nd
Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) – 3rd
Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) – Commentary

TV:
Mad Men Season 4
This Is England ’88

April:
#42 Schizopolis (1996) Dir. Steven Soderbergh
#43 In Time (2011) Dir. Andrew Niccol
#44 Any Given Sunday (1999) Dir. Oliver Stone
#45 The Cabin in the Woods (2012) Dir. Drew Goddard
#46 The Hunger Games (2012) Dir. Gary Ross
#47 21 Jump Street (2012) Dir. Phil Lord & Chris Miller
#48 The Avengers (2012) Dir. Joss Whedon
#49 The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) Dir. Brad Furman

Rewatch:
The Adventures of Tintin (2011) – 2nd
Contagion (2011) – 2nd
Ocean’s Twelve (2004) – 5th
Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – 6th
Brick (2006) – 3rd
30 Minutes or Less (2011) – 2nd
Brick (2006) – 4th
Titanic (1997) – 6th
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) – Commentary

TV:
Game of Thrones Season 1

May:
#50 Into the Abyss (2011) Dir. Werner Herzog
#51 American Reunion (2012) Dir. Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg
#52 Harold & Kumar Escape Guantanamo Bay (2008) Dir. Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg
#53 Zombie (1979) Dir. Lucio Fulci
#54 Youth In Revolt (2009) Dir. Miguel Arteta
#55 I Love You, Man (2009) DIr. John Hamburg
#56 The Raid: Redemption (2012) Dir. Gareth Evans
#57 Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006) Dir. Stephen Kijak
#58 I’m Not There (2007) Dir. Todd Haynes
#59 The Sitter (2011) Dir. David Gordon Green
#60 Men In Black III (2012) Dir. Barry Sonnenfeld
#61 Chronicle (2012) Dir. Josh Trank
#62 Prometheus (2012) Dir. Ridley Scott

Rewatch:
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) – 2nd
The Avengers (2012) – 2nd
Iron Man 2 (2010) – 2nd
A Serious Man (2009) – 4th
Men In Black 2 (2002) – 4th
Rio Bravo (1959) – 2nd
Thor (2011) – Commentary
Shaun of the Dead (2004) – Commentary

June:
#63 Goon (2012) Dir. Michael Dowse
#64 Red Road (2006) Dir. Andrea Arnold
#65 Old School (2003) Dir. Todd Phillips
#66 The Return of the Living Dead (1985) Dir. Dan O’Bannon
#67 Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Dir. Wes Anderson
#68 The Muppets (2011) Dir. James Bobin
#69 Stalag 17 (1953) Dir. Billy Wilder
#70 Quiz Show (1994) Dir. Robert Redford
#71 Cosmopolis (2012) Dir. David Cronenberg
#72 The Help (2011) Dir. Tate Taylor
#73 Rabid (1977) Dir. David Cronenberg
#74 Rock of Ages (2012) Dir. Adam Shankman
#75 Wanderlust (2012) Dir. David Wain
#76 The Five-Year Engagement (2012) Dir. Nicholas Stoller
#77 A Dangerous Method (2011) Dir. David Cronenberg
#78 The Innkeepers (2012) Dir. Ti West

Rewatch:
The Queen (2006) – 2nd
Jaws (1975) – 15th
Jaws (1975) – 16th
The 400 Blows (1959) – 3rd

TV:
Six Feet Under Season 2
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 8

Books:
Francois Truffaut: The Complete Films

July:
#79 Ghost Rider (2007) Dir. Mark Steven Johnson
#80 Orphan (2009) Dir. Jaume Collet-Serra
#81 The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Dir. Marc Webb
#82 Magic Mike (2012) Dir. Steven Soderbergh
#83 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Dir. Christopher Nolan
#84 Rampart (2012) Dir. Oren Moverman
#85 It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) Dir. Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden

Rewatch:
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) – 2nd
The Box (2009) – 3rd
Shutter Island (2010) – 3rd
Inception (2010) – 5th
Batman Begins (2005) – 5th
The Dark Knight (2008) – 6th
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – 2nd

August:
#86 Ted (2012) Dir. Seth MacFarlane
#87 Auto Focus (2002) Dir. Paul Schrader
#88 Mysterious Skin (2004) Dir. Gregg Araki
#89 The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Dir. David Frankel
#90 Fallen Angels (1995) Dir. Wong Kar-wai
#91 Hostel Part III (2011) Dir. Scott Spiegel
#92 King of New York (1990) Dir. Abel Ferrara
#93 The Bourne Legacy (2012) Dir. Tony Gilroy

Rewatch:
Winter’s Bone (2010) – 2nd
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) – 3rd
Boogie Nights (1997) – 8th
Buried (2010) – 2nd
Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) – 6th

September:
#94 Snowtown (2011) Dir. Justin Kurzel
#95 Happy Together (1997) Dir. Wong Kar-wai
#96 Make Way For Tomorrow (1937) Dir. Leo McCarey
#97 Away We Go (2009) Dir. Sam Mendes
#98 Confessions (2010) Dir. Tetsuya Nakashima
#99 [REC] 3: Genesis (2012) Dir. Paco Plaza
#100 Lockout (2012) Dir. James Mather & Stephen St. Leger
#101 Killing Them Softly (2012) Dir. Andrew Dominik
#102 Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) Dir. Bong Joon-ho
#103 Sleeping Beauty (2011) Dir. Julia Leigh
#104 Dredd (2012) Dir. Pete Travis
#105 ParaNorman (2012) Dir. Chris Butler & Sam Fell
#106 Looper (2012) Dir. Rian Johnson

Rewatch:
The Brothers Bloom (2008) – 2nd
Se7en (1995) – 7th
The Cabin In the Woods (2012) – 2nd
Goodfellas (1990) – 14th

October:
#107 Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) Dir. Mark Hartley
#108 Horror of Dracula (1958) Dir. Terrence Fisher
#109 Sinister (2012) Dir. Scott Derrickson
#110 Taken 2 (2012) Dir. Oliver Megaton
#111 Dark Water (2002) Dir. Hideo Nakata
#112 Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971) Dir. Dario Argento
#113 Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012) Dir. Dylan Southern & Will Lovelace
#114 Bernie (2012) Dir. Richard Linklater
#115 Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) Dir. Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman
#116 Dracula Prince of Darkness (1966) Dir. Terence Fisher
#117 A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) Dir. Crispian Mills & Chris Hopewell
#118 Skyfall (2012) Dir. Sam Mendes
#119 The Hunter (2012) Dir. Daniel Nettheim

Rewatch:
Looper (2012) – 2nd
In Bruges (2008) – 3rd
Sinister (2012) – 2nd
Prometheus (2012) – 2nd
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) – 2nd
Prometheus (2012) – Commentary
The Avengers (2012) – Commentary

Books:
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh 
by Michael Chabon
Spielberg: A Restrospective 
by Richard Schickel

November:
#120 Killer Joe (2012) Dir. William Friedkin
#121 Excision (2012) Dir. Richard Bates Jr.
#122 The Master (2012) Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
#123 Amour (2012) Dir. Michael Haneke
#124 Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Dir. David O. Russell
#125 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) Dir. Bill Condon
#126 Brave (2012) Dir. Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman
#127 Argo (2012) Dir. Ben Affleck

Rewatch:
Wolf Creek (2005) – 3rd
Inglourious Basterds (2009) – 5th

TV:
Mad Men Season 5

Books:
American Psycho
 by Bret Easton Ellis

December:
#128 Sightseers (2012) Dir. Ben Wheatley
#129 Premium Rush (2012) Dir. David Koepp
#130 Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Dir. Benh Zeitlin
#131 Friends With Kids (2012) Dir. Jennifer Westfeldt
#132 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Dir. Peter Jackson
#133 Dark Shadows (2012) Dir. Tim Burton
#134 Life Of Pi (2012) Dir. Ang Lee
#135 Get the Gringo (2012) Dir. Adrian Grunberg
#136 Sound of My Voice (2012) Dir. Zal Batmanglij
#137 Margin Call (2011) Dir. J.C. Chandor
#138 Once Upon a Time In Anatolia (2011) Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Rewatch:
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – 3rd
Panic Room (2006) – 5th
Ted (2012) – 2nd
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) – 6th
Moneyball (2011) – 2nd
Zack & Miri Make a Porno (2008) – 2nd

TV:
The Thick of It Series 4

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