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Cahiers du Cinema Names Top Ten Films of 2012: 'Holy Motors' Reigns, Cronenberg, Ferrara and Coppola Represent [TRAILERS]

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 21, 2012 at 2:39PM

Cahiers du Cinema has released its Top 10 Films of 2012, and it's appropriately eclectic, with Leos Carax's berserk "Holy Motors" topping the list.
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"Holy Motors"
"Holy Motors"

Cahiers du Cinema has released its Top 10 Films of 2012, and it's appropriately eclectic, with Leos Carax's berserk "Holy Motors" topping the list. David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," Miguel Gomes' "Tabu" and Hong Sang-Soo's "In Another Country" also make the cut. Jeff Nichols' 2011 poetic, apocalyptic "Take Shelter" also represents, as does Francis Ford Coppola's "Twixt" and Abel Ferrara's "4:44 Last Day on Earth." Full list below.

Check out our TOH! review of "Holy Motors" here.

Cahiers du Cinema's Top 10 of 2012 (with several ties):

1. Holy Motors (Leos Carax)

2. Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg)

3. Twixt (Francis Ford Coppola)

4. 4:44 Last Day On Earth (Abel Ferrara)

4. In Another Country (Hong Sang-Soo)

4. Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols)

7. Go Go Tales (Abel Ferrara)

8. Tabu (Miguel Gomes)

8. Faust (Alexadre Sokourov)

10. Keep The Lights On (Ira Sachs)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.