Dan Sallitt: Favorite 18 Films of 2012

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Dan Sallitt: Favorite 18 Films of 2012 (limited to films that played at least one week in Manhattan for the first time in 2012)

  1. The Day He Arrives – Hong Sang-soo
  2. Michael – Markus Schleinzer
  3. The Kid with a Bike – Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  4. Alms for a Blind Horse – Gurvinder Singh
  5. Amour – Michael Haneke
  6. This Must Be the Place – Paolo Sorrentino
  7. Generation P – Victor Ginzburg
  8. The Loneliest Planet – Julia Loktev
  9. Attenberg – Athina Rachel Tsangari
  10. Tabu – Miguel Gomes
  11. Neighboring Sounds – Kleber Mendonça Filho
  12. The Deep Blue Sea – Terence Davies

Runners-up

  • Bernie – Richard Linklater
  • The Avengers – Joss Whedon
  • Goodbye First Love – Mia Hansen-Løve
  • Happy Few [Four Lovers] – Antony Cordier
  • Artificial Paradises – Yulene Olaizola
  • and maybe even Killing Them Softly – Andrew Dominik