The top 5 things that have stirred me in 2012:
5. The duo of Keira Knightely and Steve Carell in "Seeking A Friend For the End of the World"
4. Sigur Ros and their new album "Valtari"
I know the criticisms..... but I still love this band and everything they do. Just magical moments in so many songs on this new album.
3. Mood Films
2. Films on YouTube
This very well may be a wave that I'm just now catching onto, but the wealth of obscure and not-readily-available-on-home video films that are cropping up on YouTube is overwhelmingly good. If one is searching for something, go there and type in the title. You may be surprised. Or you can check out blogs such as the excellent Lerner International blog whose mission in life is to direct consumers to overlooked gems available there. Add to that a few software downloads and one can always own a ready-made dvd version.... not that I'm promoting such an act but throwing it out there as rhetoric.
1. HBO Continues Strong