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October 16, 2012 12:39 PM
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Criticwire at NYFF Poll: The Best Films and Performances

Drew Taylor

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Frances Ha

2. Holy Motors

3. Life of Pi

4. Berbarian Sound Studio

5. Passion

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Room 237

2. Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Not Fade Away

2. Hyde Park On Hudson

3. Flight

4. The Paperboy

5. Leviathan

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, “Holy Motors”

2. Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”

3. Jean-Louis Trintignant, “Amour”

4. Toby Jones, “Berbarian Sound Studio”

5. Suraj Sharma, “Life of Pi”

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”

2. Kylie Minogue, “Holy Motors”

3. Matthew McConaughey, “The Paperboy”

4. Don Cheadle, “Flight”

5. Richard Parker, “Life of Pi”

Gabe Toro

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Something In The Air

2. Like Someone In Love

3. Holy Motors

4. Frances Ha

5. Amour

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Leviathan

2. Room 237

3. Caesar Must Die

4. Casting By

5. Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries And Mentors Of Ricky Jay

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Not Fade Away

2. Flight

3. The Bay

4. Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out

5. You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Tadashi Okuno, Like Someone In Love

2. Denis Levant, Holy Motors

3. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

4. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

5. Noemie Lvovsky, Camille Rewinds

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

1. Isabelle Huppert, Amour

2. Irrfan Khan, Life Of Pi

3. David Oyelowo, The Paperboy

4. Rachel McAdams, Passion

5. Edith Scob, Holy Motors

Stephanie Zacharek

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Holy Motors

2. Something in the Air

3. Passion

4. You Aint Seen Nothin' Yet

5. Barbara

Farihah Zaman

BEST NARRATIVE

1. Something in the Air

2. The Extravagant Shadows

3. Tabu

4. Holy Motors

5. Memories Look at Me

BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Sans Soleil

2. Leviathan

3. Room 237

4. Small Roads

5. Collections (in Circles of Confusion program)

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

1. Lines of Wellington

2. Paperboy

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

1. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

2. Emilie Duquenne, Our Children

3. Hadas Yaron, Fill the Void

4. Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

5. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

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3 Comments

  • brian fantana | October 16, 2012 2:24 PMReply

    holy motors - holy cow - perhaps the most pretentious piece of cinematic crap to pass itself off as a movie in years - it is this type of movie that is championed by this group of naval gazing critics that gives art house cinema a bad name and which alienates everyone -
    boring

  • Brando | October 16, 2012 1:05 PMReply

    NO MENTION of DDL in top 10.... very interesting!

  • David Ehrlich | October 16, 2012 2:20 PM

    my guess is that relatively few of the critics saw LINCOLN (as it was a one-off "secret screening"), and that some of those who did didn't feel right judging it alongside the main slate titles. DDL placed somewhere on my ballot...