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2012 Films, By Grade

A | A- | B+ Cream of Crop
Amour (Michael Haneke) A- Review 
Bwakaw (Jun Lana) A-  Review
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Behn Zeitlin) A- Capsule   
Declaration of War (Valérie Donzelli) B+ 
End of Watch (David Ayer) B+
Farewell My Queen (Benoît Jacquot) B+ Review 
Holy Motors (Leos Carax) B+
Les Misérables (Tom Hooper) A-
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg) B+
Looper (Rian Johnson) B+ Review
The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev) B+ Review
Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh) A-² Review
Moonrise Kingdom 
(Wes Anderson) B+ Capsule  
No (Pablo Tarrain) A- Review 
Skyfall (Sam Mendes) B+  Review 
Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow) B+ 

B+ | B  Go see it!
21 Jump Street (Phil Lord & Chris Miller) B+ Review  
Anna Karenina (Joe Wright) B+
Avengers, The (Joss Whedon) B²  Review | Sequel Wishlist | In-Flight ReScreen
Bachelorette (Lesley Headland) B Beau's Take | Leslye Headland Guest Blog 
Blancanieves (Pablo Berger) B
Bullhead (Michael R Roskam) B+  
Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg) B Beau's Take  
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino) B
Frankenweenie (Tim Burton) B+ original short | Capsule
Gayby (Jonathan Lipsicki) B+ Capsule | Interview  
The House I Live In (Eugene Jarecki) B+ 
Middle of Nowhere (Aya) B+
Paranorman (Chris Butler & Sam Fell)
(Seth MacFarlane) B+ 

B | B - Of note
Argo (Ben Affleck) B 
Brave (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell) B Capsule  
Caesar Must Die (Paolo & Vittorio Taviani) B 
Chronicle (Josh Trank) B-  
Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman) B- 
Flight (Robert Zemeckis) B- Review
Ginger and Rosa (Sally Potter) Podcast  
Hello I Must Be Going (Todd Louiso) B 
Hope Springs (David Frankel) B Capsule
I Want Your Love (Travis Mathews) Interview
Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo) B Capsule  
The Paperboy (Lee Daniels) B-  Review 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chobsky) B
Prometheus (Ridley Scott) Capsule 
A Royal Affair (Nikolaj Arcel) B
Rust & Bone (Jacques Audiard) B/B-
The Secret Life of Arrietty (Hiromasa Yonebayashi) B- Capsule
The Sessions (Ben Lewin) Review 
Vito (Jeffrey Schwarz) B- Interview 

B- | C+ If it appeals to you, why not?
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The (John Madden) B- Review  
Dark Knight Rises, The (Chris Nolan) B-/C+ Review 
Hitchcock (Sacha Gervasi) C+
Hunger Games (Gary Ross) B- Review  
The Invisible War (Kirby Dick) B-
Lawless (John Hillcoat) B- Review  
Pitch Perfect (Jason Moore) B- Capsule  
Le Tableau (Jean Francoise Laguionie) B- 

C+ | C  Meh. Missable. But not without worthwhile moments 
Any Day Now (Travis Fine) C
Beloved (Christophe Honore) C+ 
Bernie (Richard Linklater) C 
Dark Shadows (Tim Burton) Review  
For a Good Time, Call... (Jamie Travis) C+ Capsule 
Haywire (Steven Soderbergh) C Review  
The Impossible (Juan Antonio Bayona) C+
John Carter (Andrew Stanton) C+ Review 
Keep the Lights On (Ira Sachs) C+ Capsule
Life of Pi (Ang Lee) C
Lola Versus (Daryl Wein) C 
Mirror Mirror (Tarsem) Review  
Our Children (Joachim LaFosse) C+ Capsule 
Peace, Love and Misunderstanding (Bruce Beresford) Capsule 
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Peter Lord & Jeff Hewitt) C 
Rock of Ages (Adam Shankman) C Review  
Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell) C+ 
Snow White and the Huntsman (Rupert Sanders) C+² Review
Sparkle (Salim Akil) Review  
Wreck It Ralph (Rich Moore) C+ 

C- | D+ No thank you
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (Timur Bekmambetov) D+  
Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marc Webb) C- Review  
Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (Marie Losier) D+  
Compliance (Craig Zobel) C-Review 
Jeff, Who Lives At Home (Mark and Jay Duplass) D+ 
Joyful Noise (Todd Graf) C- 
People Like Us (Alex Kurtzman) C- Capsule 
Rise of the Guardians (Peter Ramsey) C-
Total Recall (Len Wiseman) C- Review 
This is 40 (Judd Apatow) C- 

D | D- | F Run Away!!!
Cloud Atlas (Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer) F
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Peter Hedges) D- Capsule  
Premium Rush (David Koepp) D Capsule 
Quartet (Dustin Hoffman) D
Hit So Hard (P David Ebersole)   
To Rome With Love (Woody Allen) D Review 

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