2nd ThatFellow Awards: Best Films

<h2 style=”text-align: justify;”>Best Film:

I actually made a top 25, but didn’t feel like listing them one by one because this then would be a very long post. So instead, I decided to break those 25 film into three tiers. Tier 1 consists of five films that I like but could use more improvements, they are the Berlin Film Festival Best Director winner BARBARA by Christian Petzold), the Iranian documentary THIS IS NOT A FILM by Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, the sci-fi mind-bending LOOPER by Rian Johnson, the underappreciated American tale KILLING THEM SOFTLY (Andrew Dominik), and the coming of age tale GOODBYE, FIRST LOVE by Mia Hansen-Love.

Tier 2 consists of ten films that I really like that unfortunately bested by ten better films. They are:

<img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-5182″ alt=”Screen Shot 2013-01-21 at 10.13.55 PM” src=”https://thatfellow.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/screen-shot-2013-01-21-at-10-13-55-pm.png&#8221; width=”497″ height=”141″ />Screen Shot 2013-01-21 at 10.13.26 PM

20. <strong>LAURENCE</strong> <strong>ANYWAYS</strong> by Xavier Dolan
19. <strong>SISTER</strong> by Ursula Meier
18. <strong>ZERO</strong> <strong>DARK</strong> <strong>THIRTY</strong> by Kathryn Bigelow
17. CHRONICLE by Josh Trank
16. <strong>THE</strong> <strong>GREY</strong> by Joe Carnahan
15. BERNIE by Richard Linklater
14. DJANGO UNCHAINED by Quentin Tarantino
13. ARGO by Ben Affleck
12. RUST AND BONE by Jacques Audiard
11. <strong>END OF WATCH</strong> by David Ayer

<img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-5189″ alt=”cloud-atlas” src=”https://thatfellow.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/cloud-atlas.jpg” width=”497″ height=”158″ />10. CLOUD ATLAS

<img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-5196″ alt=”tumblr_m6zhwggPn61qadbe9o1_1280″ src=”https://thatfellow.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/tumblr_m6zhwggpn61qadbe9o1_1280.jpg” width=”497″ height=”214″ />9. TAKE THIS WALTZ by Sarah Polley

<img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-5188″ alt=”anna-karenina-picture02″ src=”https://thatfellow.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/anna-karenina-picture02.jpg” width=”497″ height=”190″ />8. ANNA KARENINA by Joe Wright

<img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-5195″ alt=”THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER” src=”https://thatfellow.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/the-perks-of-being-a-wallflower_10.jpg” width=”497″ height=”169″ />7. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky

<img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-5193″ alt=”STILL_3″ src=”https://thatfellow.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/still_3.jpg” width=”497″ height=”176″ />6. SLEEPWALK WITH ME by Mike Birbiglia

<img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-5187″ alt=”4″ src=”https://thatfellow.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/4.jpg” width=”497″ height=”176″ />5. AMOUR by Michael Haneke

<img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-5190″ alt=”Holy Motors, de Léos Carax” src=”https://thatfellow.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/holy-motors-de-lc3a9os-carax.jpg” width=”497″ height=”195″ />4. HOLY MOTORS by Leos Carax

<img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-5191″ alt=”jared-gilman-as-sam-in-moonrise-kingdom-2012″ src=”https://thatfellow.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/jared-gilman-as-sam-in-moonrise-kingdom-2012.jpg” width=”497″ height=”199″ />3. MOONRISE KINGDOM by Wes Anderson

<img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-5192″ alt=”Oslo, August 31st” src=”https://thatfellow.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/oslo-august-31st.jpg” width=”497″ height=”249″ />2. OSLO, AUGUST 31ST by Joachim Trier

The character is nearing his thirty and I’m nowhere near that, but this film still feels relatable

<img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-5194″ alt=”The-Master” src=”https://thatfellow.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/the-master1.jpg” width=”497″ height=”224″ />1. THE MASTER by Paul Thomas Anderson

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Best Animated Feature:
<ol>

  • 13px;”>ParaNorman

<li>Wreck-It Ralph</li>
<li>The Secret World of Arrietty</li>
</ol>
Best Original Screenplay:
<ol>

  • 13px;”>The Master

<li>Moonrise Kingdom</li>
<li>Amour</li>
<li>Looper</li>
<li>Zero Dark Thirty</li>
</ol>
Best Adapted Screenplay:
<ol>

  • 13px;”>Silver Linings Playbook

<li>Oslo, August 31st</li>
<li>Anna Karenina</li>
<li>The Perks of Being A Wallflower</li>
<li>Bernie</li>
</ol>

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