The best of 2012: film
The Time Out film team reflect on the movies of the past 12 months
As 2012 draws to a close, Time Out’s film critics offer up their five favourite films of the year, plus their least favourite movie, a film hero, a favourite scene and a quick look ahead to 2013.
It’s been a very strong year for international cinema, and our critics’ lists reflect that, with the French-Austrian co-production ‘Amour’, Turkish cop drama ‘Once Upon a Time in Anatolia’, American indie ‘The Master’, Portuguese oddity ‘Tabu’ and homegrown Olympic tie-in documentary ‘London: The Modern Babylon’ proving the most popular overall.
Click on the thumbnails below to see each critic’s top five films – and one stinker.
Ben Walters's best films of 2012
A dizzying kaleidoscope of archive gems, a brilliant profile of our city.
Has there been a better consideration of the financial crisis as a function of magical thinking?
Ambramovic's unique artistic practice and biography efficiently communicated in a film about the power of performance to connect.
Another mind-boggling true story about magical thinking.
Brutal reality meets inspirational conviction.