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Film Critics Start to Weigh In

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 3, 2012 at 12:57PM

As we await the final New York Film Critics Circle results and anticipate the National Board of Review December 5 and LA Film Critics Association December 9, a few top ten lists are coming out. These votes will start to push momentum toward certain winners.
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'The Deep Blue Sea'
'The Deep Blue Sea'

As we await the final New York Film Critics Circle results and anticipate the National Board of Review December 5 and LA Film Critics Association December 9, top ten lists are starting to publish. These votes will start to push momentum toward certain winners.

- John Waters has posted his Top Ten list in Art Forum, with Terence Davies' "The Deep Blue Sea" at the top.  His write-ups are always hilarious. Waters on Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild":

"Directed as if the film crew snuck aboard a Weather Channel boat during Hurricane Katrina, kidnapped the skipper, hijacked the storm chasers’ equipment, swam ashore, and made a boldly original movie."

- P T Anderson's "The Master" tops Sight and Sound's Top 10 Films of the year list.  Miguel Gomes' "Tabu" comes in at second place, followed by "Amour," "Holy Motors," "Beasts of Southern Wild," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Beyond The Hills," "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia," "This is Not a Film," and "Cosmopolis."

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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.