2012: The Year Movies Make Contact

 

  1. The Wicker Tree-Christopher Lee, Honeysuckle Weeks, D: Robin Hardy, ***
  2. The Grey-Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, D: Joe Carnahan, **
  3. A Thousand Words-Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis, D: Brian Robbins, *
  4. Chronicle-Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, D: Josh Trank, ***
  5. Perfect Sense-Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, D: David Mackenzie, ***
  6. Game Change-Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, D: Jay Roach, ***
  7. Haywire-Gina Carano, Ewan MacGregor, D: Steven Soderbergh, ***
  8. Safe House-Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, D: Daniel Espinosa, **
  9. John Carter-Taylor Kitsch, Willem Dafoe, D: Andrew Stanton, ***
  10. Goon-Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, D: Michael Dowse, ***
  11. 21 Jump Street-Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, ***
  12. The Hunger Games-Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, D: Gary Ross, **
  13. God Bless America-Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, ***1/2
  14.  American Reunion-Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, **
  15. Silent House-Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, **
  16. Brake-Stephen Dorff, Tom Berenger, D: Gabe Torres, ***
  17. Bernie-Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, D: Richard Linklater, ***
  18. The Cabin in the Woods-Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, ***
  19. The Raven-John Cusack, Alice Eve, D: James McTeigue, *1/2
  20. The Dictator-Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, D: Larry Charles, ***
  21. Moonrise Kingdom-Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, D: Wes Anderson, ****
  22. 4:44: Last Day on Earth-Willem Dafoe, Shanyn Leigh, D: Abel Ferrara, **
  23. Jiro Dreams of Sushi-D: David Gelb, ****
  24. Prometheus-Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, D: Ridley Scott, ****
  25. The Avengers-Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, D: Joss Whedon, **1/2
  26. Woody Allen: A Documentary-Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, ***1/2
  27. Savages-Salma Hayek, John Travolta, D: Oliver Stone, ***
  28. Ted-Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, D: Seth MacFarlane, ***
  29. The Dark Knight Rises-Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, ****
  30. To Rome With Love-Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, D: Woody Allen, ***
  31. The Master-Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, **
  32. Frankenweenie-Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder, D: Tim Burton, ***
  33. Looper-Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, D: Rian Johnson, ***
  34. Skyfall-Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, D: Sam Mendes, ***1/2
  35. Wreck-It Ralph-John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, D: Rich Moore, ***1/2
  36. Lincoln-Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, D: Steven Spielberg, ****
  37. Silver Linings Playbook-Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, ***
  38. Argo-Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, D: Ben Affleck, ****
  39. Django Unchained-Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, D: Quentin Tarantino, ****
  40. Les Miserables-Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, D: Tom Hooper, **1/2
  41. Zero Dark Thirty-Jessica Chastain, James Gandolfini, D: Kathryn Bigelow, ****

 

 

The Best Films of the Year:

  1. Django Unchained
  2. Prometheus
  3. Zero Dark Thirty
  4. Lincoln
  5. Moonrise Kingdom
  6. The Dark Knight Rises
  7. Argo
  8. Ted
  9. Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  10.  Skyfall

Worst Movies of the Year:

  1. A Thousand Words
  2. The Hunger Games
  3. The Raven
  4. Safe House
  5. Silent House
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