Master, The: Anderson’s Feature Tops Critics Poll

Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master has been selected as the best film of 2012 by Sight & Sound magazine, the U.K. publication which conducts an annual poll of critics.

Selected titles currently seeking awards attention in the U.S. include Michael Haneke’s Amour, ranking third; Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, claiming the fifth-place slot; and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, placing seventh.

While Sight & Sound has not yet posted the list itself, its choices were posted today by the web site filmdetail.com.

The complete list follows:

1. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
2. Tabu (Miguel Gomes, Portugal/Germany/France)
3. Amour (Michael Haneke, France/Germany/Austria)
4. Holy Motors (Leos Carax, France/Germany)
5. Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin, USA)
6. Berberian Sound Studio (Peter Strickland, UK/Germany)
7. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, USA)
8. Beyond the Hills (Christian Mungiu, Romania/France/Belgium)
9. Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg, Canada/France/Portugal/Italy)
10. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey/Bosnia & Herzegovina)
11. This is Not A Film (Jafar Pahani & Mojtaba Mirtahmaseb, Iran)

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