The Films of 2012 and the NY Film Critics Awards

Friday, December 21, 2012

Denzel Washington in "Flight," directed by Robert Zemeckis (Paramount Pictures)

The New York Film Critics Awards are on January 7, and we’ve invited three critics: John Anderson of Variety and Newsday; Richard Corliss of Time; and Joshua Rothkopf of Time Out New York and the current Chair of the NYFCC, to talk about their favorite films of the year, as well as some of the flops and box office surprises.

Let us know your favorite movies of the year!


John Anderson, Richard Corliss and Joshua Rothkopf

Comments [10]

Zucker from nyc

i also went to see Searching for Sugar Man and thought it was enjoyable. Whacky and very enjoyable.

Dec. 21 2012 01:43 PM
darla from tribeca

what about searching for sugarman?

Dec. 21 2012 12:41 PM
Robert from NYC

Interesting how you swept over and bushed of Gatekeeper! Why is that?

Dec. 21 2012 12:39 PM
Ryan from Chelsea

What about Anna Karenina? A.O. Scott said it was an act of "artistic hubris". So far, its just going to get costume or art direction nods and fall away...

It was beautifully done and an engaging re-telling.

Dec. 21 2012 12:33 PM
Wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk

The best film of the year is "Flight". Denzel's performance is better than Daniel Day's but Mr. Lewis will win the Oscar. The problem with a very interesting "Lincoln" is Tony Kushner's overwrought script. He has black soldiers reciting the Gettysburg address and Mary Todd Lincoln revising her place in history. African Americans are virtually invisible in changing their own history. "The Master " is just a terrible film mostly because of the opaque screenwriting. "Mea Maxima Culpa" is a great and important doc in a year of tremendous documentaries.

Dec. 21 2012 12:30 PM
Morgan Paar from Manhattan

I agree with the 'marketing' comment as Alan Cumming's Any Day Now is hands down the best film I've seen this year and I've seen a lot and I don't see this film on anyones best movies list.

Dec. 21 2012 12:29 PM

The effectiveness of torture is NOT he said/she said. There was an actual investigation which settled the matter.

The self-interest of the CIA in claiming otherwise, and the eagerness of film critics to judge a film solely on directorial prowess is no excuse for willful blindness and false equivalency.

Dec. 21 2012 12:25 PM
Tom Buckley from Glen Ridge, NJ

I haven't seen many films this year, but we just saw 'Lincoln,' and we were astounded by Daniel Day Lewis's performance. We can't know precisely what Lincoln the man was like, but I am sure that this is as close as anyone will ever come to showing us. People heap praise on DDL as an actor, just as they do with Meryl Streep, but there's a very good reason for this: they are extraordinary.

Sally Field is also amazing, and deserves a supporting actress nomination.

Dec. 18 2012 08:12 PM
Jane from Rockaway, NJ

I thought that "The Master" was quite amazing and that Joaquin Phoenix
was outstanding - I was sure he would be nominated for an oscar for that remarkable performance, but I have heard nothing about the film - it seems to have died a quiet death. Why has this happened.
I agree that Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln was fabulous too but Joaquin... wow!

Dec. 18 2012 06:53 PM
Diana Peck

Favorite movie so far in 2012: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Dec. 18 2012 06:44 PM

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