Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Best Films (and other stuff) of 2012

I still need/want to see several films, among them: Amour, Neighboring Sounds, Tabu, Rust & Bone, and Barbara. Nevertheless, here is my tentative list for the best films of 2012:


1. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)
2. Killer Joe (William Friedkin)
3. Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
4. Alps (Giorgos Lanthimos)
5. Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh)
6. The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr)
7. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (Neveldine/Taylor)
8. Girl Walk//All Day (Jacob Krupnick)
9. Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik)
10. Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim)

Honorable Mention: Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson), This Is Not a Film         
(Jafar Panahi), The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan), The Kid With a Bike   
(Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne), Haywire (Steven Soderbergh), The Comedy             
(Rick Alverson), Dredd (Pete Travis), Bernie (Richard Linklater), Holy Motors (Leos  
Carax) and The Sessions (Ben Lewin)

Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Runners-Up: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained & Giorgos Lanthimos, Alps

Best Actor:  Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Runners-Up: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master & John Hawkes, The Sessions

Best Actress: Aggeliki Papoulia, Alps
Runners-Up: Emily Blunt, The Five-Year Engagement & Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty 

Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike
Runners-Up: Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises & Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress:  Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Runners-Up: Gina Gershon, Killer Joe & Cecile De France, The Kid With a Bike

Best Original Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Runners-Up: Leos Carax, Holy Motors & Giorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou, Alps

Best Adapted Screenplay: Tracy Letts, Killer Joe
Runners-Up: Alex Garland, Dredd & Tony Kushner, Lincoln

Best Cinematography: Mihai Malaimare Jr., The Master
Runners-Up: Robert Richardson, Django Unchained & Peter Andrews, Magic Mike

Best Original Score: Jonny Greenwood, The Master
Runners-Up: Hanz Zimmer, The Dark Knight Rises & Mihaly Vig, The Turin Horse

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