Recap of the year: May to August 2012
With autumn just around the corner, Top 10 Films takes a look back over the summer months as we recap May to August.
At the beginning of May this year I thought it might be a good idea to recap the year so far. With more top 10 lists appearing on the site at a faster rate than ever before it can be easy for some to get lost by the wayside.
So, in this recap post I’ll be looking back over the last four months of top 10 film lists. For regular readers, perhaps there’s a few you missed along the way; for new readers, hopefully this guide will point out the ones worth reading. To see my recap of January to May – click here.
You’ll find all the top 10 lists on the site cataloged right here where they are divided into categories which include Themes, Actors, Directors, Genre, Time Period, Country, Special Interest and Funny. If you haven’t done so already have a look, perhaps there’s one or two in there that you haven’t seen yet.
Without further ado, here’s the highlights from the last four months.
In May I started a feature that set two directors up against each other in a “best of 10 films” – it saw Joe Dante take on Robert Zemeckis, and Ivan Reitman battle Frank Oz. I mixed a few 1980s-inspired lists with a few classics this month with the top 10 performances in Hitchcock films.
I reminisced about Spielberg’s influence on the film industry and the great John Candy, while Mike Sutton celebrated the work of Brian De Palma, Blandine Etienne told us about her favourite quirky films, and Rodney Twelftree looked at the alternate stars of film – animals and modes of transport!
I went “mall” crazy in July, looking at the best mall-based films and the best mall locations used in the movies. Raghav Modi returned for another celebration of Indian cinema, while Alex Withrow looked at the 10 great films he never wants to see again and the best of Oliver Stone, and Neal Damiano ran down a list of the best cult movies and the quintessential 1980s flicks.
The London 2012 Olympics came to town so we went sports crazy here at Top 10 Films! We also welcomed lists from Piers McCarthy, Chris Kavan, Laura Alfonsin and regular contributor Neal Damiano. Also, following the sad passing of British film director Tony Scott, we celebrated his work by looking back at his ten best movies.