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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 –…

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…

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…

Film Comment’s Best Films of 2011

FILM COMMENT’S BEST RELEASED FILMS OF 2011 The Top 10 1. The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick, U.S. 2. Uncle Boonmee, Who Can Recall His Past Lives, directedy by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/U.K./France/Germany 3. …

MTV Names Dragon Tattoo Number One Film of 2011

Exclusive from the Hollywood Reporter: “We all fell in love with this movie from the moment we saw it,” MTV News' Josh Horowitz tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We all love the work of David Fincher, we all were blown away by Rooney Mara, in…

Roger Ebert’s Top 20 Film of 2011

(Thanks Craig Z!) 1. "A Separation" It is specifically Iranian, but I believe the more specific a film is about human experience, the more universal it is. On the other hand, movies "for everybody" seem to be for nobody in…

Jeff Wells’ Top Ten

Here is Jeff Wells' list - we plan to talk about our top ten on today's podcast, as Kris Tapley and Anne Thompson did last week on their Oscar Talk podcast.  Jeff has already let the cat out of the bag, though, but that's okay - sometimes…

Anne Hornaday’s Top 10

Anne Hornaday's Top 10 films of 2011, from The Washington Post. 1. Meek’s Cutoff 2. The Descendants 3. Moneyball 4. Buck 5. Beginners 6. Take Shelter 7. Nostalgia for the Light 8. The Trip 9. Drive 10. Win Win

TIME’s Richard Corliss lists his Top 10

I'm beginning to wonder. If the Academy were populated with critics, how would their eclectic taste ever overlap enough for any movie to get 5% of the vote? (By the way, I named Detective Dee among my top 10 last year, and people…

Drive Tops Empire Magazine’s WTF Top Ten

I like Drive at number one but the rest is enough to make me pop a gasket.  It's not that it's so bad, particularly, it's just -- I mean, what the fuck, bro. To quote Aurora Greenway, let's just leave it at that. Thanks to Dimitri. 1-…