Scenes from the movie that make the biggest impression on me in 2012

I watched a lot of movies this year but not that many in the cinema and not that many new releases.

Only one of my top ten movies actually came out this year and none were made by Americans.

Mostly, I’ve been going backwards with the Sight & Sound list of the best 50 films ever made being a constant point of reference.

A common thread running through most of these movies is that glib and preconceived notions of good and evil need to be constantly challenged.

I wrote short pieces about all of these films on this blog – hit the search button to find out more about why they made such an impression on me.

1. JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES directed by Chantal Akerman (1975)
2. A SEPARATION directed by Asghar Farhadl (2011)
3. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN directed by Lynne Ramsey (2011)
4. COME AND SEE directed by Elem Klimov (1985)
5. SHAME directed by Steve McQueen (2011)
6. AMELIE directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2001)
7. L’UOMO CHE VERRA’ directed by Giorgio Diritti (2009)
8. RASHOMAN directed by Akira Kurosawa (1950)
9. CESERE DEVE MORIRE directed by Taviani Brothers (2012)
10. UGETSU MONOGATARI directed by Kenji Mizoguchi (1953)