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Recap: Every Feature We Ran In 2012

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist December 24, 2012 at 3:33PM

With Christmas Day falling mid-week, you can expect things to be pretty quiet round these parts in the next few days; there's not going to be much major movie news (though we will check in if and when anything does come up), plus there's not all that much in the way of new openings.
10


Lists & Things
10 Sundance Breakouts
5 Missing Directors
5 Missing Indie Directors
5 Missing Foreign-Language Directors
Unnecessary, Unwanted Sequels
15 Young Adult Properties That Could Be The Next 'Hunger Games'
5 Songs That Should Have Got Oscar Nominations
10 Lost Projects We'd Like To See Resurrected
The Best Best Picture Oscar Line-Ups
5 Actors Due For An Oscar Nomination
5 Actresses Due For An Oscar Nomination
Oscar Nominations That Time Forgot
On The Rise: Actors
On The Rise: Actresses
On The Rise: Screenwriters
On The Rise: Directors
On The Rise: TV Actors
On The Rise; Cinematographers
10 Box-Office Flops
5 Cannes Breakouts
Controversial Cannes Winners
5 Actors Who Could Play Black Panther
Best TV Of 2011/2012 Season
5 Worst Movie Star Performances In Musicals
Best Films of 2012 So Far
5 Stars In The Running To Be Tom Cruise's Next Wife
10 Directors Snubbed By The SIght & Sound LIst
30 Essential Films Missing From The Sight & Sound List
SIght & Sound By The Numbers
Sight & Sound Outliers
10 Potential Fall Breakouts
5 Films Ben Affleck Could Make Next
5 Kickstarter-Funded Movies
The 10 Worst Movie Tag-lines
10 Actors Who Dissed The Oscars
Fire Your Agent: 10 Actors Who Need A Change Of Direction
Fire Your Agents: 5 Directors Who Need A Change Of Direction
5 Horror Films Not On DVD
5 Essential Short Films
5 Directions The New 'Star Wars' Could Go
5 Marvel Movie What-Ifs
5 Best Bond Villains
5 Best Bond Action Scenes
5 Best Bond Girls
5 Worst Bond Films
5 Best Bond Films
5 Great Movie Presidents
5 Re-Evaluated Classics Not On DVD
5 Directors Who Could Helm The Next Bond Film
5 British Films Not On DVD
5 Key Directors Of New Australian Cinema
10 Undervalued Actors
10 Inessential Character Posters
12 Critically Reassessed Films

Other
Is VOD The Future Of Film Distribution?
Why 'Chronicle' Is A Step In The Right Direction For Hollywood
Over-Attached: What Films Will Guillermo Del Toro, Ridley Scott Michael Mann & Martin Scorsese Actually Make?
We Read It: Ridley Scott & Cormac McCarthy's 'The Counselor'
Is Low-Budget The New Big Budget?
3D Re-Releases
Who Are The A-List Leading Men?
Who Are the A-List Leading Ladies?
We Read It: Michael Mann & John Logan's Hollywood Noir
Is Allowing Cell-Phone Use At The Movies The Future?
Why Fans Wanting Faithful Adaptations Are Damaging Movies
We Read It: "The Mortal Instruments"
Unmade Sergio Leone
Does Less Mean More In Movie Marketing?
The Lost, Forgotten & Undersung Projects Of Joss Whedon
Unmade Tim Burton
The Best Performances Of The Cast Of 'The Avengers'
What Next For Joss Whedon & Marvel?
Songs From Wes Anderson Films Not On His Soundtracks
The Playlist Soundtrack Series: Wes Anderson
Why Are So Many Movies Being Delayed & Reworked?
Decoding "Prometheus"
Is The Technology Of 3D Still Catching Up To The Ambition?
How Soon Is Too Soon To Reboot A Franchise?
Is Studio Interest In Comic-Con Beginning To Wane?
Where Has The Fun Gone From Modern Blockbusters
Are Female Audiences More Reliable Than Teens?
Is 'Secret Cinema' A Gimmick Or Something More?
We Read It: "Fifty Shades Of Grey"
Can A Good Movie Ever Be Made From A Video Game?
What To Expect From Marvel's Phase Two
The Best & Worst Of Comic-Con '12
You Can't Please Everyone: Negative Reviews Of Great Movies
Are Marvel Afraid Of Making 'Black Panther?'
Is The Golden Age Of Pixar Over?
Thoughts On The Aurora Shootings
The Best Performances Of The Cast Of 'The Dark Knight Rises'
An Open Letter To Peter Jackson
Do We Want Our Most Promising Filmmakers Directing Superhero Movies?
Is IMAX The New 3D?
Summer 2012 Wrap-Up
Criterion: Norman Mailer
The Box-Office Year To Date
A Brief History Of The Death Of Cinema
Lost James Bond Themes
The Long Road To Bring 007 To The Big Screen
What's Next For Tim Burton After Two Flops In A Row?
Casting 'Justice League'
What's With All The Fey Villains?
How 'Prometheus' Changed From The Original Script
Which 'Twilight' Stars Will Still Have Careers When The Franchise Ends?
The Black List: Where Are They Now

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