2012 Reviews

Best Film of the Year: Argo

 

The Best/Worst of 2012, Part 1

The Best/Worst of 2012, Part 2

The Best/Worst of 2012, Part 3

Best Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games
Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Redmayne – Les Misérables
Best Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd – Compliance
Best Director: Ben Affleck – Argo
Best Original Screenplay: Safety Not Guaranteed
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Best Score: Moonrise Kingdom
Best Song: “The Lonely Mountain” – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Best Editing: Argo
Best Cinematography: Skyfall
Best Production Design: Anna Karenina
Best Costume Design: Mirror Mirror
Best Makeup: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Best Sound: Les Misérables
Best Sound Effects: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi

Top Ten of 2012

  1. Argo
  2. Lincoln
  3. The Impossible
  4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  5. The Hunger Games
  6. Moonrise Kingdom
  7. Compliance
  8. Wreck-It Ralph
  9. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  10. Les Misérables

Honorable Mentions: Anna Karenina, Brave, Flight, Life of Pi, ParaNorman, Rise of the Guardians, Safety Not Guaranteed.

— A —

The Amazing Spider-Man (*** ½) (Full Review)
Anna Karenina (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Arbitrage (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Argo (****) (Full Review)
The Avengers (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— B —

Beasts of the Southern Wild (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Beauty and the Beast 3D (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Brave (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— C —

The Cabin in the Woods (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Cloud Atlas (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review 1) (Short Review 2)
The Collection (**) (Short Review)
Compliance (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— D —

The Dark Knight Rises (*** ½) (Full Review)
The Deep Blue Sea (*** ½) (Short Review)
Django Unchained (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (** ½) (Full Review)

— F —

Flight (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Frankenweenie (***)

— H —

Haywire (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Hitchcock (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Hunger Games (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Hyde Park on Hudson (* ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— I —

The Impossible (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— J —

John Carter (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— L —

Life of Pi (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Lincoln (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Looper (*** ½) (Full Review)

— M —

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Middle of Nowhere (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Mirror Mirror (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Les Misérables (****) (Full Review)
Moonrise Kingdom (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— P —

ParaNorman (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (***) (Short Review)
Pitch Perfect (*** ½) (Short Review)
Prometheus (***) (Full Review)
Promised Land (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— R —

Red Dawn (***) (Short Review)
Rise of the Guardians (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— S —

Safety Not Guaranteed (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Sessions (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Silver Linings Playbook (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Skyfall (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Snow White and the Huntsman (* ½) (Full Review)

— T —

This Is 40 (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Total Recall (**) (Full Review)

— W —

The Woman in Black (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Wreck-It Ralph (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

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