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'Holy Motors' Best Film in Indiewire's Year-End Critics Poll; 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Sun Don't Shine,' 'This Is Not a Film' and More Recognized

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by Beth Hanna
December 18, 2012 12:30 PM
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"Holy Motors"
"Holy Motors"

Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" has been voted Best Film by the 2012 Indiewire year-end critics' poll. A broad sampling of print and online critics--about 200-- participated, including TOH's Anne Thompson, Indiewire's Eric Kohn, Alison Wilmore and Matt Singer, The New Yorker's Richard Brody and former L.A. Weekly critic Karina Longworth. Full list below.

2012 Indiewire Year-End Critics Poll results:

Best Screenplay: "Lincoln" (Tony Kushner)

Best First Feature: "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (Benh Zeitlin)

Best Undistributed Film: "Sun Don't Shine" (Amy Seimetz)

Best Original Score or Soundtrack: "The Master" (Jonny Greenwood)

Best Documentary: "This Is Not a Film" (Jafar Panahi)

Best Film: "Holy Motors" (Leos Carax)

Best Director: "Zero Dark Thirty" (Kathryn Bigelow)

Best Performance: "Holy Motors" (Denis Levant)

Best Supporting Performance: "The Master" (Phillip Seymour Hoffman)

Best Ensemble: "Moonrise Kindgom" (dir. Wes Anderson, cast: Bruce Willis, Luke Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman, Jared Gilman, Kara Howard, Bob Balaban)

1 Comment

  • CoolHand | December 18, 2012 12:55 PMReply

    Holy Motors is a critic's wet dream. Beautifully shot and acted so as to appear professional, and abstract enough that should anyone decry the film they can simply respond with "Well you just didn't get it."

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