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Roger Ebert Names the Best Movies of 2012

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Argo‘, the Ben Affleck-directed film based on true events takes Ebert’s top spot – not only does Roger like it, but it’s been nominated for 5 Golden Globes and there’s massive Oscar buzz surrounding the film.

Ebert wrote in the Sun-Times:

“This film takes first place on my best movie list because it is above all else a movie — pure, strong and sound. It has the classic values of a Hollywood thriller.”

Other flicks that made the cut were ‘Argo’s’ fellow 2013 Golden Globe nominees ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Lincoln’ and ‘Flight,’ but how well did they fare under Ebert’s critical eye?

Here are Roger’s Top 10 Movies of 2012:

1. ‘Argo,’ Directed by Ben Affleck
2. ‘Life of Pi,’ Directed by Ang Lee
3. ‘Lincoln,’ Directed by Steven Spielberg
4. ‘End Of Watch,’ Directed by David Ayer
5. ‘Arbitrage,’ Directed by Nicholas Jarecki
6. ‘Flight,’ Directed by Robert Zemeckis
7. ‘The Sessions,’ Directed by Ben Lewin
8. ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild,’ Directed by Benh Zeitlin
9. ‘Oslo, August 31st,’ Directed by Joachim Trier
10. ‘A Simple Life,’ Directed by Ann Hui

In case you need justification for any of his picks, click to The Sun-Times for Ebert’s full analysis.

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