The good news is that I’ve seen the films of one of the best recent years in cinema. I wrote more than 300 reviews in 2012—a record—and it was unusually difficult to leave out many of the quote-unquote “best” films in 11th place.
Here are the Best Films I saw in 2012:
1. • “Argo”
Though not my personal top film, it is well deserved. Argo is a fine film and I have no problem with it being names the top film of 2012.
Of course as usual, some of the films on this list I either haven’t heard of, or didn’t feel like it deserved the time of day. But that’s Ebert for you.