Best Films of 2012

amourCoinciding with my contributions to Slant Magazine‘s 25 Best Films of 2012, I’m posting my own individual ballot with links to the films I wrote about in the last year:

1. Amour
2. Cosmopolis
3. This Is Not a Film
4. Killer Joe
5. Killing Them Softly
6. Magic Mike
7. The Master
8. The Turin Horse
9. The Day He Arrives
10. Crazy Horse (links to my interview with filmmaker Frederick Wiseman) 

Honorable Mention: Tabu, The Color Wheel, Bernie, The Deep Blue Sea, The Kid with a Bike, The Comedy, Neighboring Sounds, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, Samsara

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About Budd Wilkins

Budd Wilkins is a writer, film critic and instructor. He is a Staff Critic for Slant Magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Nordic Issue of Acidemic Journal of Film and Media. He is currently writing a chapter for an anthology on international horror directors to be published by Intellect Press and distributed by University of Chicago Press. Mr. Wilkins was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He attended Penn State for several years before moving to North Carolina in 1994, where he earned his Bachelor's in Religious Studies and a Master's in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Film Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary focus is film history, film literacy and criticism, with the goal of bringing obscure, foreign and films that are labeled "difficult" to the attention of film aficionados of all kinds. Other interests and focus of critique include comparative religion, black humor, 19th century European literature, horror and graphic novels. Mr Wilkins lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Tina. Follow @buddwilkins on Twitter.
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