Village Voice Poll: Best Films of 2012

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The Master

Village Voice: Best Films of 2012 (a poll of over 80 critics)

  1. The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson
  2. Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow
  3. Holy Motors – Leos Carax
  4. Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson
  5. This Is Not a Film – Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  6. Amour – Michael Haneke
  7. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia – Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  8. The Turin Horse – Béla Tarr
  9. Lincoln – Stephen Spielberg
  10. Tabu – Miguel Gomes
  11. The Deep Blue Sea – Terence Davies
  12. The Kid with a Bike – Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  13. [tie] Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin
  14. [tie] Oslo, August 31st – Joachim Trier
  15. The Loneliest Planet – Julia Loktev
  16. Cosmopolis – David Cronenberg
  17. Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
  18. Bernie – Richard Linklater
  19. Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell
  20. Rust and Bone – Jacques Audiard
  21. Argo – Ben Affleck
  22. [tie] Barbara – Christian Petzold
  23. Almayer’s Folly – Chantal Akerman
  24. Neighboring Sounds – Kleber Mendonça Filho
  25. Magic Mike – Stephen Soderbergh