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The Drafthouse Films Team Shares Top Ten Films Of 2012

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The Drafthouse Films Team Shares Top Ten Films Of 2012

Behold! Each Drafthouse Films team member was asked to submit a top ten list for our blog this year and most of the lists you will see below went through many iterations as we decided to exclude all of our own films. Surely Drafhouse Films titles like KLOWN, BULLHEAD, THE AMBASSADOR, or MIAMI CONNECTION would top our own lists in ernest, however for the sake of interest and integrity, we decided to leave these films off. 

Another quick note before we get to the lists – there is another parameter that we adhered to in this process. In order to qualify, the film must have been given a proper theatrical release in 2012, which would exlude any dynamite 2012 festival favorites (i.e. SPRING BREAKERS), which we'll have to save for next year. And now on to the lists!

Tim League, CEO, @timalamo

1. ZERO DARK THIRTY – Kathryn Bigelow

2. HOLY MOTORS – Léos Carax

3. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD – Benh Zeitlin

4. THE MASTER – Paul Thomas Anderson

5. KILL LIST - Ben Wheatley

6. LOOPER – Rian Johnson

7. KILLER JOE – William Friedkin

8. DJANGO UNCHAINED – Quentin Tarantino

9. MOONRISE KINGDOM – Wes Anderson

10. CABIN IN THE WOODS – Drew Goddard

 

James Emanuel Shapiro, COO, @ZombieNewWave

1. HOLY MOTORS – Léos Carax

2. KILL LIST – Ben Wheatley

3. DJANGO UNCHAINED – Quentin Tarantino

4. ELENA – Andrey Zvyagintsev

5. SLEEPLESS NIGHT – Frédéric Jardin

6. ZERO DARK THIRTY – Kathryn Bigelow

7. HEADHUNTERS – Morten Tyldum

8. SLEEP TIGHT – Jaume Balagueró

9. BEDEVILLED – Chul-soo Jang

10. LOOPER – Rian Johnson

Honorable Mentions: Green, The Innkeepers, The Loneliest Planet, Michael, Once Upon A Time in Anatolia, The Raid:Redemption, The Turin Horse

 

Evan Husney, Creative Director, @evanhusney

1. THE MASTER – Paul Thomas Anderson

2. HOLY MOTORS – Léos Carax

3. LAST DAYS HERE – Don Argott & Demian Fenton

4. MICHAEL – Markus Schleinzer

5. COMPLIANCE – Craig Zobel

6. KILL LIST – Ben Wheatley

7. THE THREE STOOGES – Robert Farrelly & Peter Farrelly

8. KILLER JOE – William Friedkin

9. THE AMERICAN SCREAM – Michael Paul Stephenson 

10. DJANGO UNCHAINED – Quentin Tarantino

 

Sumyi Antonson, VP of Theatrical Marketing and Distribution (in alphabetical order)

ARGO – Ben Affleck

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD – Benh Zeitlin

HEADHUNTERS – Morten Tyldum

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI – David Gelb

LOOPER – Rian Johnson

MOONRISE KINGDOM – Wes Anderson

SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED – Colin Trevorrow

SKYFALL – Sam Mendes

SOUND OF NOISE – Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjärne Nilsson

ZERO DARK THIRTY – Kathryn Bigelow

 

Roger Tinch, Web Developer, Online and Digital Media, @tinch

1. LINCOLN – Steven Spielberg

2. KILLING THEM SOFTLY – Andrew Dominik

3. SKYFALL – Sam Mendes

4. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS – Drew Goddard

5. THE MASTER – Paul Thomas Anderson

6. ZERO DARK THIRTY – Kathryn Bigelow

7. SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN – Malik Bendjelloul

8. THE COMEDY – Rick Alverson

9. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – Christopher Nolan

10. MOONRISE KINGDOM – Wes Anderson

 

Christopher Kasper, Head of Delivery (in alphabetical order)

THE ART OF FLIGHT – Curt Morgan

BRAVE – Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman & Steve Purcell

DJANGO UNCHAINED – Quentin Tarantino

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI – David Gelb

KILLING THEM SOFTLY – Andrew Dominik

LOOPER – Rian Johnson

PROMETHEUS – Ridley Scott

SAFTEY NOT GUARANTEED – Colin Trevorrow

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK – David O. Russell 

THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE – Ben Palmer

 

Jon Stobezki, Festival Coordinator

1. SKYFALL – Sam Mendes

2. HOLY MOTORS – Léos Carax

3. ZERO DARK THIRTY – Kathryn Bigelow

4. HEADHUNTERS – Morten Tyldum

5. SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS – Martin McDonagh

6. MAGIC MIKE – Steven Soderberg

7. THE MASTER – Paul Thomas Anderson

8. THE AVENGERS – Joss Whedon

9. FOOTNOTE – Joseph Cedar

10. THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS – RZA

 

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