Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Film Comment: 50 Best Released Films of 2012

Film Comment, 13 Dec 2012: "over 100 North American colleagues ranked their favorites in two categories: 1) those that received theatrical runs and 2) those viewed this year but not receiving U.S. theatrical distribution in 2012 or 2013. For each ballot, a first-place choice was allotted 20 points, 19 for second, and so on."

Holy Motors. Leos Carax, FR/DE
The Master. Paul Thomas Anderson, US
Moonrise Kingdom. Wes Anderson, US
This Is Not a Film. Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, IR
Amour. Michael Haneke. FR/DE/AT
The Turin Horse. Béla Tarr. HU/FR/CH/DE
The Kid with a Bike. Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne. FR/BE
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. Nuri Bilge Ceylan. TK
Lincoln. Steven Spielberg. US
Zero Dark Thirty. Kathryn Bigelow. US
Tabu. Miguel Gomes. PT
The Deep Blue Sea. Terence Davies. GB
Bernie. Richard Linklater. US
Beasts of the Southern Wild. Benh Zeitlin. US
Cosmopolis. David Cronenberg. CA/FR
Barbara. Christian Petzold. DE
The Loneliest Planet. Julia Loktev. US/DE
Silver Linings Playbook. David O. Russell. US
Oslo, August 31st. Joachim Trier. NO
Neighboring Sounds. Kleber Mendonça Filho, BR
Django Unchained. Quentin Tarantino. US
Almayer's Folly. Chantal Akerman. FR/BE
Magic Mike. Steven Soderbergh. US
Argo. Ben Affleck. US
Attenberg. Athina Rachel Tsangari. GR
The Color Wheel. Alex Ross Perry. US
Rust & Bone. Jacques Audiard. FR/BE
Killer Joe. William Friedkin. US
Looper. Rian Johnson. US
Life of Pi. Ang Lee. US
A Man Vanishes. Shohei Imamura. JP
Skyfall. Sam Mendes. US
The Gatekeepers. Dror Moreh. IL
Elena. Andrei Zvyagintsev. RU
Haywire. Steven Soderbergh. US
Damsels in Distress. Whit Stillman. US
Abendland. Nikolaus Geyrhalter. AT
Two Years at Sea. Ben Rivers. GB
How to Survive a Plague. David France. US
Keep the Lights On. Ira Sachs. US
A Burning Hot Summer. Philippe Garrel. FR
Miss Bala. Gerardo Naranjo. MX
Footnote. Joseph Cedar. IL
Compliance. Craig Zobel. US
Alps. Yorgos Lanthimos. GR
Kill List. Ben Wheatley. GB
Farewell My Queen. Benoît Jacquot. FR/ES
In Another Country. Hong Sang-soo. KR
The Dark Knight Rises. Christopher Nolan. US
The Day He Arrives. Hong Sang-soo. KR

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