2012 has been a formidable year for film and audiences have returned to cinemas in great numbers to see heroes assemble, rise and fall. I chart my favourite films of 2012, in ascending order:
“This is the best bad plan we have, sir” – Tony Mendez.
From gossip-rag pin-up to powerhouse director Ben Affleck has one of the most chequered careers in Hollywood. Channelling experience following his previous two features, tightly wound action thrillers Gone Baby Gone and The Town, his time behind the camera is proving most fruitful. His recounting of the true life story of Argo is no exception and further authorises his position as a meaningful director.