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1 65%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"As fun as it is to watch, this isn't Tolkien's Hobbit. The story of a peaceable traveler who knew the virtue of restraint is lost to the vision of filmmakers who have none."

Posted Dec 13, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

2 91%

Holy Motors (2012)

"Despite the millions of dollars fueling 2012's special-effects extravaganzas, I doubt I'll experience anything as exhilarating or memorable this year."

Posted Nov 23, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

3 94%

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

"Moonrise Kingdom left me thunderstruck. ... Anderson contrasts a world in disorder with a well-pitched campsite, where everything is in its right place. "

Posted Jul 5, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

4 93%

First Position (2012)

"All of the dollars and expertise that produced this summer's blockbusters could never produce a spectacle as wondrous as 11-year-old Aran Bell dancing his heart out."

Posted Jun 12, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

5 ——

Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky ()

"What could have been a filmmaker's self-serving attempt to publicly connect himself with a great artist has become instead an artful and admirable work of 'stalking.'"

Posted Jun 12, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

6 94%

Winter's Bone (2010)

"In moments of confrontation [Jennifer Lawrence's Ree] is as fearsome as Sigourney Weaver in Aliens, taking on monsters to protect the small and the vulnerable."

Posted Jun 12, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

7 96%

The Social Network (2010)

"Director David Fincher seems drawn to these stories of misguided rebels who become monsters in their attempts to reorder the world. "

Posted Jun 12, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

8 51%

Stone (2010)

"Stone is a flawed film, largely because Lucetta is a B-movie seductress preying on believable human beings with backgrounds and complicated hearts."

Posted Jun 12, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

9 100%

Waste Land (2010)

"This conversion of garbage into humanitarian aid is just the beginning. Practical charity gives way to life-changing intimacy."

Posted Jun 12, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

10 93%

Lourdes (2010)

"Hausner frequently composes pictures in which our view is cut off by a wall, a pillar, or a pilgrim ... but like God's silence, these obstructions remain impenetrable."

Posted Jun 12, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

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