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    Jessica Kiang’s Favorite Films Of 2012

    Step into my limousine and let’s drive around in the dead of night trying to find the corpses of 2012’s best films, shall we? Our journey will take us to the cornfields of Kansas, to tiny New England islands and to an explosion in a restaurant in Tel Aviv. We will talk to murderers and movie directo...

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    My Favorite Films Of 2012 - Rodrigo Perez

    Cinema. Our cathedral in the dark for watching the lives of others flashing on a screen in hopes of a resonant echo, self-recognition, escape, catharsis, trying to make sense of this crazy world. One sometimes has to question the beings who would rather spend their time with fictional people in an u...

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    Drew Taylor's Top Ten Favorite Films of 2012

    2012 was all about escape. Not only in terms of the big-budget movies that offered us escape from the increasingly ugly real world (how many superheroes or swoony vampires can we stomach?), but by the content of the more adult movies. Characters wanted an escape – from slavery, from a futuristic Kor...

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    The Indie-Film Industry's Top Ten Lists of the Best in 2012 Movies and TV

    Entertainment journalists and critics tend to monopolize the Top Ten lists each year, but just as enlightening are the reactions of those who work in the indie-film industry. This extensive Indiewire compendium is a treasure trove of quality and quirk as the industry has chosen to champion them.

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    Gabe Toro's Ten Best Films Of 2012

    A strong year, this 2012. Every genre had its share of riches, and we were spoiled by new films from Andersons Wes and Paul Thomas, further mythmaking from Quentin Tarantino and an inquisition into our currency from David Cronenberg. We saw the continued evolution of the careers of Jacques Audiard, ...

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    Indiewire's Editors and Bloggers Pick Their Top 10 Films of 2012

    While Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" took the top spot in Indiewire's recent 2012 poll of more than 200 critics, journalists and tastemakers of the film world, this smaller grouping of picks from Indiewire staffers and bloggers highlights a wide range of movies large and small (but mostly small) from th...

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    For Your Consideration: If Indiewire's Critics Poll Picked The Oscars

    Imagine an Oscars where half the best picture nominees were foreign-language films? Where Jack Black is nominated for a darkly comedic Richard Linklater film? Where Denis Lavant isn't only nominated for his balls-to-the-wall performance in Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" but actually wi...

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    'Holy Motors' Tops Film Comment's Top 50 Films Of 2012, 'The Master,' 'Moonrise Kingdom' & 'Amour' In Top 10

    Another awards season week draws to a close, and another poll drops, this time from Film Comment. And a few cinephile favorites feature in the top ten of a fifty strong list.

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    The Guardian Names 'The Master' The Best Film Of 2012, 'Ted' Is The Second Best

    While the awards circuit hasn't been overly kind to Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," it seems to be from across the pond where it's getting the most love. The film topped the Sight & Sound poll for 2012, and now The Guardian has come out as well, naming it the best...

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    The Best Movie Music Moments Of 2012

    When it first began, many, many years ago, The Playlist covered film in general, but with a particular focus on the places where movies intersected with music -- scores, soundtracks, music videos et al. And while our remit has grown over time, it's still something we take a particular interest in. A...

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