Boston Online Film Critics Announce Top 10 Movies of 2012

By at December 8, 2012 | 8:04 pm | Print

As a proud member of the newly formed Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA), I am thrilled to share a few nuggets from our inaugural vote for the best films and best film achievements of 2012. What’s different about our approach as a critics group? We don’t just name a best film. We give you our Top Ten, based on some sort of semi-extensive mathematically complex algorithm based on our personal lists. Either that or co-chairs Monica Castillo and Sean Burns just count on their fingers. Yeah, I think that’s it.

Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty, the 2 1/2-hour chronicle of the hunt for Osama bin Laden, took three BOFCA awards: Best Picture of 2012, Best Actress for Jessica Chastain, and Best Director to Zero‘s Kathryn Bigelow (With this and her previous The Hurt Locker, it’s clear this woman knows how to direct a complicated military-focused drama).

Here are our Top 10 movies of the year. I’ve asterisked those also in my personal list, which won’t be locked down for publication here on Meet In the Lobby until later this month.

1. Zero Dark Thirty*
2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
3. Lincoln
4. Moonrise Kingdom
5. Django Unchained
6. Oslo, August 31st*
7. Holy Motors
8. The Master*
9. Argo*
10. Cloud Atlas*

Check out the rest of the BOFCA 2012 awards… and hang on for the Online Film Critics Society’s best-of awards, which I’ll participate in later this month.

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One Comment

  1. Jamie, 5 years ago Reply

    Great choices!

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