Sometimes, I think much of what a film wants to say can be embodied in a single image. Other times, I think random individual shots stick in our brain for reasons all our own.

Both of these ideas got me starting a little tradition here on The Matinee: a tradition of a post dedicated to my favorite shots of the year. The idea started back in 2010, and continued at the end of 2011.

While there were a few more that I just couldn’t source, below are some of the ones that stuck with me in 2012.















What did you think? Please leave comments with your thoughts on some of the best shots of 2012.