Holy Motors

Well, Thanksgiving has barely started and the first top ten list of 2012 has arrived from the snooty folks (kidding guys, we love you) at French movie bible Cahiers Du Cinema, and as usual, it's pretty...eclectic...

If you ever doubted the magazine's dedication to AUTEURS, this list will set your mind at ease. Topping it is Leos Carax's celebrated (and somewhat divisive) poem to the movies themselves, "Holy Motors," which we suspect will be finding its way to many lists as the year winds down. Equally divisive, David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" slots into second place, but from there, things get a bit funky. Francis Ford Coppola's not-very-well-received 3D jaunt "Twixt" places, while Cahiers found room for two Abel Ferrara movies (complicated distribution only saw "Go Go Tales" debut overseas this year).

We're really glad to see Jeff Nichols' underrated "Take Shelter" get some love (it arrived in cinemas abroad this year, in case you were wondering), while Hong Sang-soo's light "In Another Country" also nabbed a slot. Rounding things out is Ira Sachs' addiction love story "Keep the Lights On," and hopefully it will give that movie a little more shine. Check out the full list below with links to our reviews, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section. [via TOFilmReview]

Cahiers Du Cinema Top 10 Of 2012

1. Holy Motors (Leos Carax) - review
2. Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg) - review
3. Twixt (Francis Ford Coppola) - review
4. 4:44 Last Day On Earth (Abel Ferrara) - review
4. In Another Country (Hong Sang-Soo) - review
4. Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols) - review
7. Go Go Tales (Abel Ferrara)
8. Tabu (Miguel Gomes) - review
8. Faust (Alexadre Sokourov) - review
10. Keep The Lights On (Ira Sachs) - review