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.