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The Best Movies of 2012

The Best Movies of 2012

So far….Ok, first off, sorry to disappoint you if you thought this was going to be one big master list from all of our contributors. One thing is clear: getting a consensus out of the entire The Playlist is impossible and man, even if we put it to a vote (which we've done in the past), the results are generally dissatisfying and as you know, consensus tends to get a little dull. So instead, this will be our one-stop shopping for all our Best of 2012 year-end lists (and all our Best of 2012 content). Happy New Year and thanks for reading in 2012. 

Chris Bell's Top 10

Oliver Lyttelton's Top 10

Katie Walsh's Top 10

Gabe Toro's Top 10.

Drew Taylor's Top 10

Jessica Kiang's Top 10

Kevin Jagernauth's Top 10

Rodrigo Perez's Top 10

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Lenny Feder

Love the variety in lists. I caught all of the major releases and festival films so I come to my top 10 fairly confident these are my favorites. In alphabetical order (not preference), 1. Amour, 2. Cloud Atlas, 3. The Comedy, 4. The Dark Knight Rises, 5. Holy Motors, 6. Killer Joe, 7. Killing Them Softly, 8. The Master, 9. Skyfall, 10. Zero Dark Thirty


1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower; 2. Django Unchained; 3. Lincoln; 4. The Dark Knight Rises; 5. The Grey; 6. Silver Linings Playbook; 7. Chico & Rita; 8. Rust and Bone; 9. Skyfall


Perks is one film I really can't fathom. Think that's because on paper it's something I feel I should love, but the execution was so flat and uneven that it really didn't work for me. Felt like I was watching an episode of Party Of Five. I wasn't surprised to see that the director had almost no directorial experience prior to the film.

Is it too early to call for a remake?

Take A Bow

You guys have had a killer year. Looking forward to 2013.


1. Beasts of the Southern Wild; 2. Django Unchained; 3. Holy Motors; 4. Silver Linings Playbook; 5. Master; 6. Moonrise Kingdom; 7. Perks of Being a Wallflower; 8. Ruby Sparks; 9. Skyfall; 10. Looper.

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