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Richard Corliss’ Top Ten of the year

Richard Corliss’ Top Ten of the year

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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.

David Edelstein’s Top 10

David Edelstein’s Top 10

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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 gripping. It’s all hurry up and wait, hurry up and wait. Captured suspects don’t want to talk, and wearing them…

The Master tops Sight & Sound’s Best of 2012

The Master tops Sight & Sound’s Best of 2012

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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)

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

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

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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 most important to film history, or the ten that represent the aesthetic pinnacles of achievement, or indeed the ten films that have had the biggest impact…

MacLean’s Top Ten of the Year

MacLean’s Top Ten of the Year

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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, evocative and sobering. It restores faith in cinema’s power to enlarge the moment and touch the divine. 2.The Descendants. Surfing tears…

Richard Roeper’s Top 11 Films of 2011

Richard Roeper’s Top 11 Films of 2011

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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)

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

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

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  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

J. Hoberman’s Top 10

J. Hoberman’s Top 10

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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 by geysers of desire (as well as dreams and ideas) and ultimately blown away as Spielrein, Freud, and Jung meet their respective fates. 2. MELANCHOLIA …We are all ultimately alone, and yet this thrillingly…

Peter Hartlaub’s Top 20 films

Peter Hartlaub’s Top 20 films

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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 in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”: I’m going to take a (possibly deserved) beating for this, but I think Serkis’…

Kenneth Turan’s Top Ten

Kenneth Turan’s Top Ten

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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 Nanking that is strong enough to change your life, if you can bear to watch it at all. “Like Crazy.” Director…