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Roger Ebert’s Best Ten Movie’s of 2012

Earlier this month, I sustained a hairline fracture of my left hip... That's the bad news. The worse news is that medications have impaired my ability to write. Because there is curiosity about my list, I present this very abbreviated…

Andrew O’Hehir’s 10 Best Movies of 2012

1. Wuthering Heights If there’s an element of Terrence Malick-like cinematic abstraction and landscape photography to this “Wuthering Heights,” it feels more pre-modern than postmodern, as if it’s trying to dig backward through all the…

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"…

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…

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 –…

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…

Kenneth Turan picks the Best Films of 2012

1. Amour And then in alphabetical order: Argo The Dark Knight Rises Footnote The Gatekeepers + The Law In These Parts Lincoln Rust and Bone Silver Linings Playbook Middle of Nowhere + Robot & Frank + Safety Not Guaranteed…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…