Ben Affleck's "Argo" got the top shelf slot from Roger, with auteurs generally ruling the roost, with Ang Lee, Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis all getting their films onto the top ten. Indie faves "Arbitrage," "The Sessions" and "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" also ranked, but what will stand out most are the ninth and tenth slots. Joachim Trier's patient and melancholy "Oslo, August 31" gets some love from Ebert, as does "A Simple Life," the film by Ann Hui that is Hong Kong's official selection for the Oscars this year. It didn't make the shortlist, but consider its profile raised considerably. And yes, he saw "Zero Dark Thirty," but he didn't fall in with the rest of the critics who put it at the top of their list.
Here's Roger's ten movies below, but hit his blog to get this thoughts on all of them. And our best wishes to Roger for a full recovery after recently suffering a hip fracture.
Roger Ebert's Top Movies Of 2012
2. Life Of Pi
4. End Of Watch
7. The Sessions
8. Beasts Of The Southern Wild
9. Oslo, August 31
10. A Simple Life