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Village Voice critics poll Top 10

86 critics participated in the Voice poll this year.  Full results will published in a few days. Here’s their top ten: 1. “The Master” 2. “Zero Dark Thirty” 3. “Holy Motors” 4. “Moonrise Kingdom” 5. “This is Not a Film” 6. “Amour” 7. “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” 8. ...

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Kris Tapley’s Top Ten Films of 2012

Kris Tapley’s Top Ten (from In Contention) 1. “The Grey” (Joe Carnahan) 2. “Moonrise Kingdom” (Wes Anderson) 3. “Looper” (Rian Johnson) 4. “Django Unchained” (Quentin Tarantino) 5. “Amour” (Michael Haneke) 6. “Lincoln” (Steven Spielberg) 7. “Zero Dark Thirty” (Kathryn Bigelow) 8. “Argo” (Ben Affleck) 9. “The Queen of Versailles” (Lauren ...

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The Globe and Mail’s Top 10 of 2012

RICK GROEN’S PICKS: Beasts of the Southern Wild Definitely not to be taken literally, Beasts is an ominous children’s fable, a beautiful tone poem, an allusive allegory and, in the hands of director Benh Zeitlin, an astonishing debut – like crossing the menace of Maurice Sendak with the meaning of ...

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Three AP critics weigh in with their Top 10 Lists

Three AP film critics — Christy Lemire, David Germain and Jake Coyle — share their lists of Top 10 movies of 2012. (thanks Marshall) The top 10 films of 2012, according to AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire: 1. “Argo” — Directing just his third feature, Ben Affleck has come up ...

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Betsy Sharkey’s Top 12 Films of 2012

(LA Times) Life of Pi Django Unchained/Lincoln Zero Dark Thirty Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild / Moonrise Kingdom Skyfall Silver Linings Playbook Detropia The Impossible Frankenweenie (I’m going to guess that the slide-show represents Sharkey’s choices since it’s the only part of the article presenting an organized collection of ...

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Film Comment ranks the best films of 2012

THE COMPLETE FILM COMMENT 2012 BEST-OF FILMS LISTS RELEASED 2012 1. Holy Motors Director: Leos Carax 2. The Master Director: Paul Thomas Anderson 3. Moonrise Kingdom Director: Wes Anderson 4. This Is Not a Film Directors: Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb 5. Amour Director: Michael Haneke 6. The Turin Horse ...

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Huffington Post’s Top Ten

Thanks to reader Josh who pulled out their top ten. But they do a top thirty hit trolling extravaganza – that’s they they’re the number one site on the net. Awards Daily will have to start thinking better on this sort of thing.  Here are their top ten: 1-Zero Dark ...

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Ann Hornaday’s Ten Best Films of 2012

From The Washington Post “Zero Dark Thirty” Kathryn Bigelow’s taut thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden exemplifies the Oscar-winning director at the top of her game, working with a script by Mark Boal that not only allows viewers to make sense of the complicated intelligence, military and foreign ...

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The Master tops Peter Travers’ Top Ten

1. The Master 2. Zero Dark Thirty 3. Beasts of the Southern Wild 4. Lincoln 5. Argo 6. Silver Linings Playbook 7. Les Miserables 8. Life of Pi 9. Moonrise Kingdom 10. The Dark Knight Rises Peter Travers’ top ten list is an annual event here at Awards Daily, so ...

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EW’s Top Ten Best Films of the Year

EW’s site has their top ten up – if you’d like to read what they wrote about each film, head on over. Here are their top tens: Owen Gleiberman 1. Lincoln 2. Amour 3. Silver Linings Playbook 4. Room 237 5. Zero Dark Thirty 6. Perks of Being a Wallflower ...

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David Edelstein’s Top 10

Davis Edelstein at New York Magazine is early out of the gate with his Top 10 films of 2012. 1. Zero Dark Thirty It opens in darkness with sounds, sirens, and sobbing phone calls from the burning Twin Towers. Revenge—such as it is—will take time. Kathryn Bigelow’s thriller is mercilessly ...

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MacLean’s Top Ten of the Year

A fair rundown, I think of the year’s best from Brian D. Johnson. 1. The Tree of Life. With Avatar-scale ambition, Terrence Malick takes ’50s nostalgia all the way back to the Big Bang. Grounded in intense performances by Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain, this boy’s-eye view of Paradise Lost is ecstatic, ...

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