David Edelstein: Top Ten Movies of 2012

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David Edelstein: Top Ten Movies of 2012 [as published by New York Magazine]

  1. Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow
  2. Lincoln – Steven Spielberg
  3. Amour – Michael Haneke
  4. The Gatekeepers – Dror Moreh
  5. The Deep Blue Sea – Terence Davies
  6. Life of Pi – Ang Lee
  7. How to Survive a Plague – David France
  8. [tie] Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – Alison Klayman
  9. Pitch Perfect – Jason Moore
  10. Oslo, August 31st – Joachim Trier
  11. Friends With Kids – Jennifer Westfeldt

Best Film of 2005 (First Viewed in 2012)

  • Margaret – Kenneth Lonergan

I Love You, Too, Damn It

  • Holy Motors – Leos Carax
  • Flight – Robert Zemeckis
  • Starlet – Sean Baker
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
  • Detropia – Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady
  • Monsieur Lazhar – Philippe Falardeau
  • Killer Joe – William Friedkin
  • Skyfall – Sam Mendes
  • Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell
  • Take This Waltz – Sarah Polley
  • Return – Liza Johnson
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin