Friday, December 14, 2012

2012 favorites in film, music and books from CL's political guy

Posted by on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Joaquin Pheonix and Phillip Seymour Hoffman starred in our favorite film of 2012, the controversial Paul Thomas Anderson directed The Master
  • Joaquin Pheonix and Phillip Seymour Hoffman starred in our favorite film of 2012, the controversial Paul Thomas Anderson directed The Master
In the four years that I've now been at CL, I've always closed out the year by posting my top ten lists in films, music and books. This is something I used to do before I had a blog, but it's been fun to share my favorites of the year with our loyal readers.

As I'm departing on vacation for the rest of 2012, here's the list, though as is always the case with movies, some of the best of the titles year may not have been released in the Tampa Bay area (or the country, for that matter )at this juncture.

Best Movies
The Master
Flight
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Monsier Lazhar
Friends with Kids
The Kid with a Bike
Arbitrage
Sleepwalk With Me
(movies not seen that could make the top 10 : Django Unchanged, Zero Dark Thirty, The Impossible, Les Miserables)

Best Music

Tame Impala - Lonerism
Beach House Bloom
Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror
Lana Del Rey- Born to Die
Tamaryn — Tender New Signs
Best Coast — The Only Place
Shins at Coachella
Real Estate at Coachella
Cat Power — “Cherokee” (single)
XX- “Angels”(single)

Best Reads
Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley
May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes
Bernadette, Where’d You Go? by Maria Semple
Race-Baiter by Eric Deggans
Arcadia By Lauren Goff
Making Heavy Peace by Neil Young
True Believers by Kurt Andersen
Sic by Joshua Cody —
Wherever I Wind Up:My Quest For Truth, Authenticity, and The Perfect Knuckleball
By R.A. Dickey —

New Yorker story on "The Yankee Comandante" by David Grann
New Yorker article "Listen and Learn" by Nathan Heller
Thomas Lake in Sports Illustrated “The Boy They Couldn’t Kill"
Kelly Benham in Tampa Bay Times "Never Let Go"

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