Had I noticed earlier how close to 100 I was going to get, I would have made a bit more of an effort. I love a round number.

Italics = comments.

  1. Los viajes del viento  ★★★½☆
  2. El secreto de sus ojos  ★★★★☆ I love the last scene in this movie. She is luminescent.
  3. 7 Days in Havana  ★★★☆☆
  4. Argo  ★★½☆☆
  5. Wreck-It Ralph  ★★★☆☆
  6. Silver Linings Playbook  ★★★½☆
  7. Les Misérables  ★★★☆☆
  8. Django Unchained  ★★★☆☆
  9. Life of Pi  ★★★☆☆
  10. Cloud Atlas  ★★★★☆ Love the Wachowskis.
  11. Le Havre  ★★★★☆
  12. Zero Dark Thirty  ★★★½☆
  13. Roa  ★★★☆☆
  14. Killing Them Softly  ★★☆☆☆ Oh, Brad. What happened?
  15. Troubled Water  ★★★★☆ Heavy.
  16. The Words  ★★★☆☆
  17. Oblivion  ★★★☆☆
  18. Ponyo  ★★★★☆
  19. Inkheart  ★★★☆☆
  20. 5 Centimetres Per Second  ★★★★☆ Some of the most gorgeous animation I have ever seen.
  21. Serenity  ★★★☆☆
  22. ParaNorman  ★★★½☆
  23. Gangster Squad  ★★★☆☆
  24. Quartet  ★★★☆☆
  25. Side Effects  ★★½☆☆
  26. Grave of the Fireflies  ★★★★½ The most realistic portrayal of a little girl I’ve ever seen in an animated film. This movie broke me a little bit.
  27. Oz the Great and Powerful  ★★☆☆☆
  28. Soul Boy  ★★★★☆
  29. Coriolanus  ★★★☆☆
  30. No  ★★★☆☆
  31. Polisse  ★★★½☆
  32. Starbuck  ★★★☆☆
  33. Kiki’s Delivery Service  ★★★½☆
  34. Olympus Has Fallen  ★½☆☆☆
  35. Searching For Sugarman  ★★★★☆
  36. Senna  ★★★½☆
  37. Anna Karenina  ★★★½☆
  38. Furious 6  ★★☆☆☆
  39. Lincoln  ★★★☆☆
  40. Fair Game  ★★★½☆
  41. This Must Be The Place  ★★★★☆
  42. Trance  ★★½☆☆
  43. Holy Motors  ★★★☆☆
  44. The Wolverine  ★★☆☆☆
  45. The Bang Bang Club  ★★★☆☆
  46. Cosmopolis  ★★½☆☆
  47. Despicable Me 2  ★★★☆☆
  48. Pacific Rim  ★★½☆☆
  49. Pollock  ★★★½☆
  50. Now You See Me  ★★☆☆☆
  51. Poulet aux Prunes  ★★★☆☆
  52. Les Femmes du 6ème Étage  ★★★½☆
  53. Epic  ★★½☆☆
  54. The Great Gatsby  ★★★½☆ I liked the first half more than the second half. I found it very similar in tone to Luhrman’s Romeo and Juliet.
  55. Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus  ★★½☆☆
  56. Star Trek Into Darkness  ★★★☆☆
  57. Iron Man 3  ★★★☆☆
  58. Chocó  ★★½☆☆
  59. La Sirga  ★★☆☆☆
  60. La sources des femmes  ★★★☆☆
  61. A Late Quartet  ★★★½☆
  62. World War Z  ★★☆☆☆
  63. Le gamin au velo  ★★★½☆
  64. The Help  ★★★½☆
  65. The Artist  ★★★☆☆
  66. Control  ★★★★☆ Amazing, photographic-like images. This movie stayed with me for several days after watching it.
  67. Before Midnight  ★★★★½
  68. After Earth  ★½☆☆☆ The only thing I liked in this entire movie was the line : “Danger is a reality; fear is a choice.”
  69. The East  ★★½☆☆ Alexander Skarsgard, I love you so. But bit even you were not enough to save this movie.
  70. This Is the End  ★½☆☆☆
  71. The Hangover Part III  ★★☆☆☆
  72. My Neighbor Totoro  ★★★½☆
  73. The Place Beyond the Pines  ★★★☆☆
  74. Man of Steel  ★★½☆☆
  75. The Mortal Instruments  ★☆☆☆☆ Don’t lose two hours of your life, as I did.
  76. Léon  ★★★★☆ Love, love, love.
  77. The Woman in Black [rating;2] Not a good movie, but scared the shit out of me.
  78. Riddick  ★½☆☆☆ I thought the first movie in this series was bad/good, like Starship Troopers. Sadly, this one is bad/bad.
  79. Thor: The Dark World  ★★½☆☆ My cousin is deeply in lust with Jamie Alexander.
  80. White House Down  ★★☆☆☆ That there could be two movies with this very same topic in the same year is a bit mind-boggling.
  81. We Need to Talk About Kevin  ★★★☆☆
  82. To the Wonder  ★★☆☆☆ Beautiful movie to look at. Not much story development.
  83. The Butler  ★★★½☆
  84. Renoir  ★★★☆☆
  85. Elysium  ★★½☆☆
  86. Prisoners  ★★★½☆
  87. In the Land of Milk and Honey  ★★★☆☆
  88. The World’s End  ★★½☆☆
  89. Gravity  ★★★½☆ Kept me on the edge of my seat!
  90. Stoker  ★★½☆☆
  91. The Heat ★★½☆☆
  92. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ★★★½☆
  93. The Master ★★★☆☆ Each time I see Joaquin Phoenix, I like him more and more.
  94. Rush  ★★★☆☆ Hello, Chris Hemsworth!
  95. The Lucky One  ★★☆☆☆
  96. American Hustle  ★★★½☆
  97. Upstream Color ★★½☆☆
  98. Upside Down ★★½☆☆

The book list is a bit anemic because of all the movies I’ve been watching and because I had to watch every single episode of Scandal and then Friday Night Lights. Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system I should have time to read again. Or maybe this will remain the year of the movie. Italics =  quotes.

  1. Silk  ★★★★☆
  2. Falling into You  ★★☆☆☆
  3. Shades of Milk and Honey  ★★★☆☆
  4. Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story  ★★★½☆
  5. On Writing  ★★★★☆
  6. Stag’s Leap  ★★★★½
  7. Homeland  ★★★★☆
  8. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
    As Lily and I walked single file up the path to the greenhouse, I noticed [the jonquils] were up, poking their snub, yellow-tipped noses through a fringe of leaves.
    “‘Oh, Mama,’ Lily cried, ‘look what’s about to bloom–the tranquils.’
    There went the last of the needles of ice around my heart, and I understood I’d be doomed to calling the jonquils tranquils for the rest of my days. Lily is my youngest. Maybe you know how these things go. In our family, those pink birds with the long necks are called flingmos because of how their real name was cutely jumbled by my brother’s youngest child–and that was, yikes, twenty years ago.
  9. Doctor Sleep
  10. Chimes at Midnight
  11. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    “So you used to know everything?”
    She wrinkled her nose. “Everybody did. I told you. It’s nothing special, knowing how things work. And you really do have to give it all up if you want to play.”
    “To play what?”
    “This,” she said. She waved at the house and the sky and the impossible full moon and the skeins and shawls and clusters of bright stars.
  12. Dead Ever After
  13. Inferno
  14. Midnight Blue-Light Special
  15. Parasite