Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

'The Dark Knight Rises' Makes AFI's Top 10 Of The Year, But No Sign Of 'The Master'

News
by Kevin Jagernauth
December 10, 2012 3:36 PM
19 Comments
  • |

More rankings! As Oscar prognosticators puzzle, fret and worry over each top ten list that drops, a few patterns are becoming clear -- firstly, everyone loves "Zero Dark Thirty." And secondly, it looks like outside of a couple of categories, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" won't be making much of a mark on the Oscar race. And indeed, the AFI shut it out entirely.

The American Film Institute announced their selections today for the best of 2012 in television and film and before the complaints start, "Amour" and "Skyfall" weren't eligible because duh, they are not American productions (though we wonder how the U.K. backed "Les Miserables" made it on here). Anyway, among the big titles they are hardly any surprises, though the lack of any indie-distributed films (outside the indie majors) is a bit of drag. As for the TV list, it's pretty much all of your favorite shows. So yeah, nothing really groundbreaking here at all.

AFI will honor the creatives with some lunch on January 11, 2013. Let us know your thoughts on this below.

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
ARGO
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
DJANGO UNCHAINED
LES MISÉRABLES
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
MOONRISE KINGDOM
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
ZERO DARK THIRTY

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
AMERICAN HORROR STORY
BREAKING BAD
GAME CHANGE
GAME OF THRONES
GIRLS
HOMELAND
LOUIE
MAD MEN
MODERN FAMILY
THE WALKING DEAD

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

19 Comments

  • anon. | January 9, 2013 2:53 PMReply

    The Master is just not for everyone.

  • Jeff | December 11, 2012 9:56 AMReply

    Really? The Dark Knight Rises gets in but the Avengers doesn't? Ridiculous. And where's Sons of Anarchy in the TV list? If Breaking Bad and Walking Dead are in, then Sons deserves to be as well; it's at least as good as those shows.

  • AmAR | December 11, 2012 5:19 AMReply

    The Dark Knight Rises is a winner in the sense it is most attention grabber movie of the year. Love it or hate it but you can't ignore it.

  • Al | December 11, 2012 4:51 AMReply

    For me, it is about only one film this year - TDKR

  • nightgoat72 | December 10, 2012 9:38 PMReply

    We all already know AFI is a joke, though, right?

  • Michael M. | December 10, 2012 7:24 PMReply

    "And secondly, it looks like outside of a couple of categories, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" won't be making much of a mark on the Oscar race. And indeed, the AFI shut it out entirely."

    I love how they specifically single out "The Master" for it's lack of awards. I mean it obviously isn't Anderson's best film, so what's with all of the expectations? Is it really a necessity to blatantly point out it's shortcomings, just to make your ego's that much bigger, pathetic.

  • Glass | December 11, 2012 1:29 AM

    They single it out because it was being hyped up for awards potential, being directed by PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON and coming off of an incredible movie called THERE WILL BE BLOOD. It's newsworthy in the awards chatter when that happens.

  • Reilly | December 10, 2012 6:04 PMReply

    Killing Them Softly is a far superior film than Dark Knight. Can't wait for critics to stop blowing smoke up Nolan's ass.

  • Dan | December 10, 2012 6:13 PM

    Wow totally subjective. I'm glad to hear that you are being objective in making that claim. Any time a list of the 'Top Ten Movies of the Year' is released they are condemned or praised based on said commenters preference. You don't like this one try the NBR's list, or the New York Film Critic Association, etc. Fact is, any body's list has just as much legitimacy as the next. Get over it. The next one will be out in however many hours.

  • Michael M. | December 10, 2012 5:26 PMReply

    Art is subjective, competitions are senesless.

  • Michael M. | December 10, 2012 7:19 PM

    Oh fuck! a spelling correction, thanks for that one honey.

  • James | December 10, 2012 5:43 PM

    Like spelling bees? (cough)

  • Lou | December 10, 2012 5:03 PMReply

    No real disagreements with the top 10 movies, but that TV list is shit.

  • JD | December 10, 2012 4:58 PMReply

    I would agree with The Master not bring included. Am a fan of PTAs movies but apart from 2 very good scenes, it was an incredibly boring film. I'm also surprise that the dark knight rises is included because that was an overlong, badly written film with a terrible ending

  • anonymous | December 10, 2012 5:09 PM

    your are so right. Its an awful film. Critics just don't get how stupid it is.

  • anonymous | December 10, 2012 4:35 PMReply

    The Master is one of the worst films made in years. It will singlehandedly wreck PTAs carrer. Smart people don't like it.

  • yer | December 10, 2012 4:40 PM

    - said no one ever

  • RODIE | December 10, 2012 3:56 PMReply

    Makes sense. The Master is a misfire that fails to reach it's own potential. Some great performances, cinematography and a couple cool ideas, but it doesn't add up to anything all that interesting or entertaining, unfortunately.

  • carmichaelreid | December 10, 2012 3:52 PMReply

    I love that Zero Dark Thirty is 100% rating and widely releases on the day of this creative luncheon.

Email Updates