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Filtering by Category: 2012

#426: Top 10 Films of 2012


1. The Master

2. Django Unchained

3. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

4. Zero Dark Thirty

5. Killer Joe

6. Photographic Memory

7. Oslo August 31st

8. Footnote

9. Holy Motors

10. Wuthering Heights


1. Beasts of the Southern Wild

2. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

3. The Secret World of Arrietty

4. Amour

5. Casa de mi Padre

6. Moonrise Kingdom

7. The Master

8. Queen of Versailles

9. The Hunger Games

10. Wuthering Heights

Michael Phillips

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1. Zero Dark Thirty

2. Lincoln

3. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

4. The Master

5. Amour

6. Chico & Rita

7. The Color Wheel

8. Searching for Sugar Man

9. Flight

10. Moonrise Kingdom

Scott Tobias

1. The Master

2. The Turin Horse

3. The Deep Blue Sea

4. Holy Motors

5. The Loneliest Planet

6. Moonrise Kingdom

7. Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

8. Zero Dark Thirty

9. The Comedy

10. Amour

Guest #1 Films

Matt Singer, Filmspotting: SVU
Holy Motors

Alison Willmore, Filmspotting: SVU
This Is Not a Film

Kamaria Porter, FS Advisory Board
Silver Linings Playbook

Jason Eaken, FS Advisory Board
The Master

Calum Marsh, Slant
The Color Wheel

Steve Prokopy, Ain't It Cool News
Beasts of the Southern Wild

David Ehrlich, Criterion Corner
Holy Motors

Rian Johnson, Filmmaker
The Master

Ed Burns, Filmmaker

Katey Rich, Cinemablend
The Master

Sam Van Hallgren, FS Producer
The Master

Greg Burland, FS Advisory Board
Holy Motors

Sean Gilman, FS Advisory Board
In Another Country / The Day He Arrives / Oki's Movie

#410: Sight & Sound / Top 10 Films of All-Time


8 1/2

Annie Hall

Apocalypse Now

Blue Velvet

Citizen Kane

Double Indemnity

The Godfather

Jules et Jim

Raging Bull



Au Hasard Balthazar


Citizen Kane

La Dolce Vita

Do the Right Thing

Modern Times


Rear Window

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Michael Phillips

Citizen Kane

The Earrings of Madame de…

His Girl Friday


The Passion of Joan of Arc

Rear Window

Sherlock Jr.

Singin' in the Rain

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Taxi Driver

Guest Essential Films

Rian Johnson - Citizen Kane

Jeff Nichols - Cool Hand Luke

Matt Singer, Filmspotting: SVU - Citizen Kane

Dana Stevens, Slate - The General

The Next 10





Crimes and Misdemeanors

The Godfather: Part II


Mulholland Dr.

Rio Bravo

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans


Wild Strawberries


Apocalypse Now

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

King Kong

The Last Laugh


The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Rules of the Game

The Tree of Life

The Wizard of Oz


The Band Wagon

Duck Amuck

The Godfather: Part II

I Know Where I’m Going!

The Magnificent Ambersons

My Darling Clementine

The Rules of the Game

Shame (1968)

The Third Man


#400: Top 5 Things We Learned From The Movies


1. "Be a mensch!" (THE APARTMENT)

2. Allow yourself to appear weak and vulnerable. (TAKE SHELTER)

3. I want to be John Wayne but I'm not even Jimmy Stewart. (THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE)

4. Make time to be a kid. (TOY STORY 3)

5. "Will I lie to myself to be happy?" (MEMENTO + RASHOMON)


1. Watch carefully (REAR WINDOW)

2. "Find something you love and do it for the rest of your life." (RUSHMORE)

3. Conduct yourself as if someone's watching. (AU HASARD BALTHAZAR)

4. Grow up. (TOY STORY 3)

5. The world existed before me. (BACK TO THE FUTURE)

Michael Phillips

1. Sight: How to truly see someone, while your heart is breaking (CITY LIGHTS)

2. Taste: How cinema can be so beautiful you can almost taste it (THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS)

3. Sound: How to enjoy the joyous racket of life all around you: the dialogue (HIS GIRL FRIDAY)

4. Smell: How to run through life in a malodorous panic but look cool (SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS)

5. Touch: How to enjoy close physical proximity with a woman when you don't know her well (ROBERTA)

Dana Stevens

1. Slow down and look at what's around you, in the theater and out. (I WAS BORN, BUT...)

2. Keep on going, no matter what. (ONE WEEK)

3. Trust yourself--you're not crazy. (GASLIGHT)

4. Let the past be the past. (THE VANISHING)

5. "Take it back and get the more expensive one, honey. The more expensive ones always fit better." (VALLEY GIRL)


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