Reporting Julie Fisk
We’re gearing up for the new year here at Lite FM, and looking back on the year that was.
Our Queen of the Silver Screen, Julie Fisk, member of the DFW film critics association, has decided to get into all this list making that is going on.
So Julie has named her top ten movies of the year.
Here is the list.
I was so blown away after seeing this movie, I insisted it was going to explode like “The Blair Witch Project” and change how people made scary movies. Well, THAT didn’t happen and some friends saw this movie at my suggestion and hated it so much they asked me to pay them back. Despite this, I still feel “Cabin” is one of the most creative, hilarious and outright INSANE movies that came out this year. Grab it at Red Box, but I’m not paying you back if you hate it.
How happy are WE to know that Bradley Cooper is more than just a pretty face? He might actually have a shot at an Oscar for his performance as the unstable Pat, if it weren’t for Daniel Day Lewis’ Lincoln. Jennifer Lawrence is phenomenal, too. If there was an award for Juiciest Crazy Couple, they’d win in a heartbeat.
This is a great movie for everyone! Even those of you who HATE Jack Black. “Bernie” tells the true story of a murder in a small Texas town and actually USES people who were involved. You’ll feel like you grew up with them.
7. The Sessions
People automatically assume this movie will be depressing, given its subject matter. A man spends most of his life in an iron lung and then uses a sexual surrogate to lose his virginity. No…doesn’t sound like laugh riot but it managed to be uplifting and even kind of sweet.
6. The Avengers
I’ve never been a fan of Super Hero movies and felt NO anticipation for this film but MAN did I love it. I saw it multiple times in the theater then bought it on DVD and have watched it countless times at home with my kids. It just never gets old and honestly was my #1 movie for most of the year, before all the Oscar contenders came out.
The key players involved in this movie all expressed concerns about taking on the project. What IF you made a movie about Abraham Lincoln and DIDN’T do him justice? Excellent acting, writing and directing make the difference though and “Lincoln” exceeds expectations.
I was exhausted when I saw this movie and thought for certain I’d snooze through it. Instead, I was enthralled but inwardly crying for Logan Lerman’s tender Charlie. I also can’t wait to see what’s next for breakout star Ezra Miller.
3. Life of Pi
I’m SO glad I knew nothing about this movie before I saw it. Surprises abound but the story takes a backseat to the visuals in this one. I’m still kind of CONVINCED that Richard Parker is a real tiger.
2. DJango Unchained
It’s not Tarrantino’s greatest movie ever but you can’t set Christoph Walz and Samuel Jackson loose on a film like this and NOT have awesome results. Leonardo DiCaprio will probably NEVER have as much fun in a role again.
1. Zero Dark Thirty
I didn’t realize how much I needed to see the hunt and capture of Osama bin Laden until I saw this movie. Director Kathryn Bigelow offers us all a sense of closure with this story and sorry but ANY film that casts Chris Pratt as a NAVY Seal is aces with me.
Anything Julie missed? Let us know in the comments below.