Richard Corliss’ Top Ten of the year

From TIME 01. Amour 02. Beasts of the Southern Wild 03. Life of Pi 04. Anna Karenina 05. The Dark Knight Rises 06. Zero Dark Thirty 07. Dark Horse 08. Dragon 09. Frankenweenie 10. Invisible War Top Ten performances after the cut.
Posted On 04 Dec 2012

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...
Posted On 03 Dec 2012

The Master tops Sight & Sound’s Best of 2012

1. The Master 2. Tabu 3. Amour 4. Holy Motors 5. Beasts of the Southern Wild 5. Berberian Sound Studio 7. Moonrise Kingdom 8. Beyond the Hills 8. Cosmopolis 8. Once upon a Time in Anatolia 8. This is Not a Film (thanks to Sean Wu at thescreenteen)
Posted On 01 Dec 2012

All-Time Top Ten Lists from Scorsese, Coppola, Del Toro, Mann & many others

Nick James’ introduction to the Sight & Sound poll results gives us some insight into their methodology: As a qualification of what ‘greatest’ means, our invitation letter stated, “We leave that open to your interpretation. You might choose the ten films you feel are...
Posted On 05 Aug 2012

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...
Posted On 23 Dec 2011

Richard Roeper’s Top 11 Films of 2011

1. Drive 2. The Artist 3. Contagion 4. The Tree of Life 5. The Descendants 6. Young Adult 7. Source Code 8. Moneyball 9. The Beaver 10. Hugo 11. 50/50 (Thanks to Alia)
Posted On 21 Dec 2011

“Kevin” tops BBC’s Talking Movies Tom Brook’s Top Ten

  Great list from Tom Brook: 10 Rise of the Planet of The Apes 9   Margin Call 8   Tree of Life 7   Beginners 6   War Horse 5   Moneyball 4   Hugo 3   The Artist 2   The Descendants 1   We Need to Talk About Kevin
Posted On 21 Dec 2011

J. Hoberman’s Top 10

Some unfamiliar choices so I’m including abbreviated descriptions. Read Hoberman’s full explanation at The Village Voice. 1. A DANGEROUS METHOD Consummate classical filmmaking, A Dangerous Method has an exaggerated Masterpiece Theatre patina that is regularly fissured...
Posted On 20 Dec 2011

Peter Hartlaub’s Top 20 films

Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle 1. The Tree of Life 2. Hugo 3. Take Shelter 4. Win Win 5. Warrior 6. Senna 7. The Descendants 8. Hanna 9. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 10. Crazy, Stupid, Love Hartlaub says: “The most enduring performance of the year was Andy Serkis ...
Posted On 19 Dec 2011

Kenneth Turan’s Top Ten

He lists them alphabetically – but we have to assume that The Artist is his number one choice: “The Artist.” A black-and-white silent movie that creates the most modern kind of witty and entertaining fun. “City of Life and Death.” A Chinese film about World War II’s Rape of...
Posted On 17 Dec 2011