A.O. Scott: 25 Favorite Films of 2012

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Amour - Michael Haneke

A.O. Scott: 25 Favorite Films of 2012 (as published by The New York Times)

  1. Amour – Michael Haneke
  2. Lincoln – Steven Spielberg
  3. Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin
  4. Footnote – Joseph Cedar
  5. The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson
  6. Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow
  7. Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
  8. Goodbye, First Love – Mia Hansen-Løve
  9. Neighboring Sounds – Kleber Mendonça Filho
  10. The Grey – Joe Carnahan

Honorable Mention, Alphabetically

  • Argo – Ben Affleck
  • Barbara – Christian Petzold
  • Brave – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
  • Consuming Spirits – Chris Sullivan
  • The Deep Blue Sea – Terence Davies
  • Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson
  • Pitch Perfect – Jason Moore
  • Ruse and Bone – Jacques Audiard
  • Take This Waltz – Sarah Polley
  • The Turin Horse – Béla Tarr

Top Five Documentaries

  1. The Gatekeepers – Dror Moreh
  2. The Queen of Versailles – Lauren Greenfield
  3. How to Survive a Plague – David France
  4. This is Not a Film – Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  5. The Central Park Five – Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon