The Halfway Point: Vote For The Best Films of 2012 So Far
NOTE: Voting has closed. The results are now up!
Cultural myopia is so commonplace come the inevitable end-of-year Best Film polls that sterling work released during January to June tends to get forgotten as Hollywood’s big hitters emerge between the height of blockbuster season and the “road to the Oscars.”
So last year I asked blog readers, Twitter followers and Facebook fans to take stock at the halfway point, and vote for their best of the year so far. The Best Films of 2011 So Far results made for interesting reading, especially in hindsight; quirky Brit-coms Submarine and Attack The Block, and Aussie thriller Animal Kingdom trounced the Hollywood competition, yet six months later were largely forgotten as Drive, The Tree Of Life, Hugo and The Artist scooped all of the plaudits.
The moral? A year is too long to wait. So I’m doing the halfway poll again: the best films of 2012 so far.
Already in 2012, British cinemas have seen massive popcorn-munchers The Avengers and The Hunger Games, art-house gems from Nuri Ceylan Bilge and the Dardenne brothers, and Michael Fassbender on a one-man mission to become the greatest actor ever in Shame, A Dangerous Mind and Prometheus. Oh, and cinema’s greatest ever solar eclipse in Top Cat: The Movie.
Simply vote for your 5 top releases of the year to date – Launching Films is the most reliable guide to official UK release dates if you’re not sure – and I’ll tot up the results in a week’s time. Comment below, or click those social media icons at the top of the page to leave your choices on Twitter or Facebook.
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