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Entertainment Weekly Posts Their Best and Worst of 2012

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood December 20, 2012 at 1:22PM

Entertainment Weekly examines the trends, triumphs, and disasters of 2012 in a year-end double issue. Best films from critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum start with "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty," respectively, followed by "Zero Dark Thirty," "Amour," and "Silver Linings Playbook." (Their complete lists are posted below.)
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EW Best and Worst 2012 Cover

Entertainment Weekly examines the trends, triumphs, and disasters of 2012 in a year-end double issue. Best films from critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum start with "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty," respectively, followed by "Zero Dark Thirty," "Amour," and "Silver Linings Playbook." (Their complete lists are posted below.)

Beasts of the Southern WIld

EW's Great Performances highlights were not surprising: Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln," Anne Hathaway as both Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises" and Fantine in "Les Miserables," and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Master" and on stage as Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman."  Breakout Performances included Jessica Pare from "Mad Men" and Quvenzhané Wallis from "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

EW's Owen Gleiberman List of Best Movies
1.  Lincoln
2.  Amour
3.  Silver Linings Playbook
4.  Room 237
5.  Zero Dark Thirty
6.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
7.  Killing Them Softly
8.  Argo
9.  Flight
10. Bernie
 
EW's Lisa Schwarzbaum List of Best Movies
1.  Zero Dark Thirty
2.  Lincoln
3.  The Master
4.  Amour
5.  Argo
6.  The Gatekeepers
7.  Beasts of the Southern Wild
8.  Skyfall
9.  The Loneliest Planet
10. How to Survive a Plague
 

This article is related to: Entertainment Weekly, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Anne Hathaway, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lists, Critics


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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.