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Top Ten Lists of 2012: An Updated Guide to the Favorite Films of the Year

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 19, 2012 at 2:15PM

In December, critics and film writers look back at the year's best and worst movies, performances, breakouts, trends...We'll keep adding more updates to these 2012 lists.
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In December, critics and film writers look back at the year's best and worst movies, performances, breakouts, trends...We'll keep adding more updates to these 2012 lists.

TOH! Contributors Top Ten Lists of 2012

The Atlantic's Best Movies of 2012

David Denby's Best Movies of 2012

Film Comment Fifty Best Films of 2012

Time Magazine Ten Best and Ten Worst Films of 2012

AFI Top Ten Films and TV Shows of 2012

Karina Longworth's Top Ten at Village Voice

AV Club Best Films of 2012

Wired's Best Movies You Didn't See in 2012

EW's 25 Movies to Watch Before Oscar Night

Village Voice Film Poll 2012

Time Out New York Best Movies of 2012

Globe and Mail Top 10 Films

TV Guide Best Movies of 2012

A. O. Scott's 25 Favorites From a Year When 10 Aren't Enough

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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.