2012 has been a big year for Indiewire. We went through a redesign. We won the 2012 Webby Award for Best Film Site. We started covering television extensively. We launched the Criticwire blog on our network. And we welcomed new staffers Jay A. Fernandez (Senior Writer & News Editor), Alison Willmore (Television Editor) and Matt Singer (Criticwire Blog Editor).
In celebration, we decided we'd take a look back at your favorite articles of 2012, measured by how many visits each received.
Harmony Korine's bizarro ode to every co-ed's favorite time of the year was acquired for release by Hollywood producer Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures and this article's traffic soared. The unsavory comments below suggest its popularity had something to do with the film still used.
Last year's mid-year best-of also performed high, with people eager to relive the best indie films of 2012.
Before the dog days hit, we gave you our list of the twenty indies that you couldn't miss. Apparently, it was just what you needed.
One of our favorite funny guys debuted his sitcom character's much-talked-about ex-wife, and you wanted to know more.
The James Franco and Travis Mathews re-imagining of the lost scenes from William Friedkin's "Cruising" clearly piqued the interest of Indiewire readers. The film, now titled "Interior. Leather Bar.," will debut this January at the Sundance Film Festival.
An excerpt from Barbara Freedman Doyle's book Make Your Movie: What You Need to Know About the Business and Politics of Filmmaking, was essential reading for the filmmakers among you.
Eric Kohn's critical essay of the adult-oriented sophisticated Cartoon Network series was just what many of you needed.
With allusion after allusion, some might need a cheat sheet to understand what makes "Django Unchained" so complicated. Eric Kohn came to the rescue.
The prospect of The Onion doing a spoof of reality television was interesting to many of you, placing our write-up of the series debut in the top ten articles of the year.