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.

 

hunger games Hey Man, Nice Shot   2012 Edition

 

mirror mirror Hey Man, Nice Shot   2012 Edition

 

avengers Hey Man, Nice Shot   2012 Edition

 

moonrise kingdom Hey Man, Nice Shot   2012 Edition

 

snow white Hey Man, Nice Shot   2012 Edition

 

weyland opt Hey Man, Nice Shot   2012 Edition

 

take this waltz Hey Man, Nice Shot   2012 Edition

 

dark knight rises Hey Man, Nice Shot   2012 Edition

 

beasts of the southern wild Hey Man, Nice Shot   2012 Edition

 

master Hey Man, Nice Shot   2012 Edition

 

skyfall Hey Man, Nice Shot   2012 Edition

 

rust and bone Hey Man, Nice Shot   2012 Edition

 

anna karenina Hey Man, Nice Shot   2012 Edition

 

Screen shot 2012 12 09 at 9.24.15 AM Hey Man, Nice Shot   2012 Edition

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