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.
The incredibly talented, often under-appreciated “Twilight” actress talked to our own Jay A. Fernandez frankly about her role in the recent adaptation of Kerouac’s “On the Road.”
The most anticipated film of the year, Christopher Nolan’s third film in his recent Batman trilogy had readers waiting with bated breath for the first words about it.
Festivalgoers and film fans were eager to see what films would be included in the mega festival.
Lena Dunham’s series, which is back in January, debuted online to get people hooked. And get hooked they did; the love-it-or-hate-it show was one of 2012’s breakout hits.
The star of Constance Marks’ 2011 documentary “Being Elmo,” puppeteer Kevin Clash, faced a number of accusations relating to statutory rape, and ended up resigning from “Sesame Street” amidst the scandal.
A very robust voting turnout for the film “Dear White People” helped the voting page for July’s Project of the Month enter the top twenty articles of the year. The team later met with Tribeca Film Institute’s Tamir Muhammed for an exclusive consultation.
Our prideful readers checked out our list of 43 great LGBT films to check out this year’s Pride Month.
Oscar prognosticating is one of the things you come to us for time and time again, and our Oscar expert Peter Knegt had these ten surefire observations ready for you all.
A tight race for May’s Project of the Month led to a slew of visits to this page. Ultimately, “Growing Cities” won the consultation with the Sundance Institute.
As more and more arthouses must transfer to digital projection, the question arose: can they all do it? Indiewire’s investigation of the issue rounds out the year’s top articles.
See you in 2013!