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Time Magazine Names Michael Haneke's 'Amour' The Best Film Of 2012

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 11, 2012 at 4:35PM

While "Zero Dark Thirty" seems to be the movie to beat at the moment, another picture is slowly gaining momentum. The punishing yet beautiful "Amour" is not only poised to be a major player in the Foreign Language category at the Oscars, but many think it could sneak into the Best Picture race as well. And indeed, Time magazine seems to be in love in with it.
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While "Zero Dark Thirty" seems to be the movie to beat at the moment, another picture is slowly gaining momentum. The punishing yet beautiful "Amour" is not only poised to be a major player in the Foreign Language category at the Oscars, but many think it could sneak into the Best Picture race as well. And indeed, Time magazine seems to be in love in with it.

After his colleague earned headlines for naming "Cloud Atlas" the worst film of 2012, Time Magazine's Richard Corliss has dropped his best films of 2012, and Michael Haneke's picture tops the list. Among the usual batch of expected titles, there are a few interesting things to note. Once again, the superhero movie of choice for critics seems to be "The Dark Knight Rises" over "The Avengers." Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" continues to be a no-show, but Corliss did have room for some oddball entries. Todd Solondz's "Dark Horse"? The martial arts movie with barely any martials arts in it, "Dragon" (formerly known as "Wu Xia")? "Frankenweenie"? Really?

Anyway, discuss and debate below. Here's the ten. 

Time Magazine's Best Films Of 2012

1. Amour (review)
2. Beasts Of The Southern Wild (review)
3. Life Of Pi (review)
4. Anna Karenina (review)
5. The Dark Knight Rises (review)
6. Zero Dark Thirty (review)
7. Dark Horse (review)
8. Dragon (review)
9. Frankenweenie (review)
10. The Invisible War (review)

This article is related to: Amour, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Life Of Pi, Anna Karenina, The Dark Knight Rises, Zero Dark Thirty, Dark Horse, Frankenweenie, Best Of 2012, The Invisible War


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