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2012 Film Retrospective

2012 in Film: My Favorite Movies of the Year

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

After plenty of foreplay, it's time to actually rattle off my picks for the ten very "best" films of the year. As always, these are not the objective "best" films of the year, but merely my out-and-out favorites of the last twelve months.

2012 in Film: The Year's 'Worst' Films

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I can't presume that I've seen every terrible movie out there, but I tried to highlight films that were both very bad and whose respective failures meant something more than just their artistic inadequacy.

2012 in Film: The Runner-Ups

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

These films are all very good if not great. Either they didn't quite make my 'favorite of the year' list or they aren't the kind of thing that belongs on a traditional best-of-year list (you'll see which ones I'm referring to).

2012 in Film: The Overrated

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.28.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I wrestled with even doing an 'overrated' list this year. First of all, the very idea of such a list is to merely tell other critics and/or the masses that they are dead-wrong for liking something, which I'd argue is very different from telling someone they're wrong for disliking something.

2012 in Film: The Underrated and/or Unfairly Scorned...

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Now we continue our 'the films of 2012' lists with another favorite, the underrated! And as always, this list won't just be good films that were labeled as "bad," but also mediocre films that got unfairly pounded, or genuinely bad films that nonetheless deserved credit for one element or another.

2012 in Film: Good Films You Probably Missed in Theaters

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.27.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

And so begins my annual 'films of 2012' list round-up, where I try to do more than merely compile the '10 best and 10 worst' of the year. It's often just as much fun to talk about films somewhere in the middle, the underrated gems, the hidden gems, and the overrated would-be critical darlings.