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The Best of 2012?

Every year, the KFS likes to offer you a compendium of opinions as to the best films distributed the previous year.
As the movie industry and movie-viewing habits continue to evolve, the KFS is proud to have been able to provide you
with another year of unique film titles which showed nowhere else in town.
Once again, your dedicated attendance and passionate support of our efforts have made it all possible.
For that, the board of the KFS would like to express their deepest appreciation.  We remain steadfast in our quest to provide you with your only local opportunity to see Big Apple titles at Little Theatre prices and we look forward to seeing you and your friends throughout 2012.

Thank you for helping provide your community with GREAT films !!

In 2012 our lineup of titles included:

Take Shelter
The Skin I Live In
Le Havre
Young Adult
Pina
Coriolanus
The Kid With a Bike
Damsels in Distress
Ruby Sparks
Hysteria
Your Sister's Sister
Robot & Frank
Sleepwalk With Me
Searching for Sugar Man

If you'd like to submit your Top Ten titles to this page (with or without your name) we'd be delighted to add them. We're sure the world would be equally delighted to see your selections as well.

Thanks for helping us keep the fine art of filmmaking up on the big screen at The Little Theatre in Kalamazoo.

Marjorie Baumgarten / The Austin Chronicle
 1. Holy Motors
 2. Cloud Atlas
 3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 4. Lincoln
 5. Argo
 6. Amour
 7. Zero Dark Thirty
 8. Polisse
 9. This Must Be the Place
10. Rust and Bone

Stephanie Zacharek / Film.com
 1. Holy Motors
 2. Zero Dark Thirty
 3. Barbara
 4. Django Unchained
 5. Haywire
 6. Hit and Run
 7. Oslo, August 31st
 8. Premium Rush
 9. Rust and Bone
10. Skyfall
11. This Is Not a Film

Stephen Holden / The New York Times
 1. Lincoln
 2. Amour
 3. Zero Dark Thirty
 4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 5. Argo
 6. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
 7. Elena
 8. How to Survive a Plague
 9. The Invisible War
10. The Sessions

Joe Morgenstern / The Wall Street Journal
 1. Silver Linings Playbook
 2. Argo
 3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 4. The Gatekeepers
 5. Les Miserables
 6. Lincoln
 7. The Master
 8. Moonrise Kingdom
 9. Skyfall
10. Zero Dark Thirty


A.O. Scott / The New York Times
 1. Amour
 2. Lincoln
 3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 4. Footnote
 5. The Master
 6. Zero Dark Thirty
 7. Django Unchained
 8. Goodbye, First Love
 9. Neighboring Sounds
10. The Grey

Roger Ebert / Chicago Sun-Times
 1. Argo
 2. Life of Pi
 3. Lincoln
 4. End of Watch
 5. Arbitrage
 6. Flight
 7. The Sessions
 8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 9. Oslo, August 31st
10. A Simple Life

Michael Phillips / The Chicago Tribune
 1. Zero Dark Thirty
 2. Lincoln
 3. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
 4. The Master
 5. Amour
 6. Chico & Rita
 7. The Color Wheel
 8. Searching for Sugar Man
 9. Flight
10. Moonrise Kingdom

Kenneth Turan / Los Angeles Times
 1. Amour
 2. Argo
 3. The Dark Knight Rises
 4. Footnote
 5. The Gatekeepers
 6. The Law in These Parts
 7. Lincoln
 8. Middle of Nowhere
 9. Robot & Frank
10. Rust and Bone
11. Safety Not Guaranteed
12, Silver Linings Playbook
13. Zero Dark Thirty

Ty Burr / The Boston Globe
 1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 2 Amour
 3. Zero Dark Thirty
 4. Moonrise Kingdom
 5. Holy Motors
 6. Lincoln
 7. Argo
 8. Django Unchained
 9. This Is Not a Film
10. Oslo, August 31st

Scott Foundas / The Village Voice
 1. Zero Dark Thirty
 2. The Master
 3. Amour
 4. Barbara
 5. Django Unchained
 6. The Turin Horse
 7. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
 8. The Dark Knight Rises
 9. Holy Motors
10. This is 40

J. R. Jones / Chicago Reader
 1. A Separation
 2. Lincoln
 3. In the Famliy
 4. God Bless America
 5. Le Grand Amour
 6. The House I Live In
 7. Beyond the Hills
 8. Rust and Bone
 9. Compliance
10. The Color Wheel

Lisa Kennedy / The Denver Post
 1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 2. Argo
 3. Amour
 4. Life of Pi
 5. The Dark Knight Rises
 6. Django Unchained
 7. Zero Dark Thirty
 8. Lincoln
 9. Les Miserables
10. Silver Linings Playbook

Claudia Puig / USA Today
 1. Argo
 2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 3. Django Unchained
 4. Frankenweenie
 5. Les Miserables
 6. Life of Pi
 7. Lincoln
 8. Moonrise Kingdom
 9. Safety Not Guaranteed
10. Searching for Sugar Man

Bob Mondello / NPR
 1. Amour
 2. Argo
 3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 4. The Gatekeepers
 5. Lincoln
 6. The Master
 7. Moonrise Kingdom
 8. Rust and Bone
 9. Searching for Sugar Man
10. Zero Dark Thirty

Andrew O'Hehir / Salon
 1. Wuthering Heights
 2. Holy Motors
 3. Amour
 4. Zero Dark Thirty
 5. Rust and Bone
 6. Lincoln
 7. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
 8. Whore's Glory
 9. Oslo, August 31st
10. Take This Waltz

 

David Edelstein / Vulture
 1. Zero Dark Thirty
 2. Lincoln
 3. Amour
 4. The Gatekeepers
 5. The Deep Blue Sea
 6. Life of Pi
 7. How to Survive a Plague / Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
 8. Pitch Perfect
 9. Oslo, August 31st
10. Friends With Kids

David Denby / The New Yorker
 1. Lincoln / Zero Dark Thirty
 2. Arbitrage
 3. Argo
 4. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 5. The Central Park Five
 6. Detropia
 7. The Gatekeepers
 8. The Master
 9. Moonrise Kingdom
10. This is 40

Wesley Morris / Boston Globe
 1. The Master
 2. How to Survive a Plague
 3. The Paperboy
 4. Amour
 5. Django Unchained
 6. Moonrise Kingdom
 7. Polisse
 8. Holy Motors
 9. Once Upon a Time In Anatolia
10. Jump Street

Mick LaSalle / San Francisco Chronicle
 1. Lincoln
 2. Django Unchained
 3. Zero Dark Thirty
 4. The Deep Blue Sea
 5. The Waiting Roon
 6. Argo
 7. The Details
 8. 28 Days in New York
 9. Farewell My Queen
10. 28 Hotel Rooms

Steven Rea / The Philadelphia Inquirer
 1. Amour
 2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 3. Flight
 4. Lincoln
 5. Moonrise Kingdom
 6. Rust and Bone
 7. Searching for Sugar Man
 8. The Sessions
 9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. Zero Dark Thirty

Peter Rainer / The Christian Science Monitor
 1. The Master
 2. This Is Not a Film
 3. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
 4. Sister
 5. Photographic Memory
 6. The Secret World of Arrietty
 7. Holy Motors
 8. The Gatekeepers
 9. The Invisible War
10. Bernie


Owen Glieberman / Entertainment Weekly
 1. Lincoln
 2. Amour
 3. Silver Linings Playbook
 4. Room 237
 5. Zero Dark Thirty
 6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
 7. Killing Them Softly
 8. Argo
 9. Flight
10. Bernie

Peter Travers / Rolling Stone
 1. The Master
 2. Zero Dark Thirty
 3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 4. Lincoln
 5. Argo
 6. Silver Linings Playbook
 7. Les Miserables
 8. Life of Pi
 9. Moonrise Kingdom
10. The Dark Knight Rises

Richard Corliss / Time
 1. Amour
 2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 3. Life of Pi
 4. Anna Karenina
 5. The Dark Knight Rises
 6. Zero Dark Thirty
 7. Dark Horse
 8. Dragon
 9. Frankenweenie
10. The Invisible War

Lisa Schwarzbaum / Entertainment Weekly

 1. Zero Dark Thirty
 2. Lincoln
 3. The Master
 4. Amour
 5. Argo
 6. The Gatekeepers
 7. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 8. Skyfall
 9. The Lonliest Planet
10. How to Survive a Plague

Ann Hornaday / The Washington Post
 1. Zero Dark Thirty
 2. Lincoln
 3. The Waiting Room
 4. Monieur Lazhar
 5. Middle of Nowhere
 6. This Is Not a Film
 7. Argo
 8. Margaret
 9. Anna Karenina
10. Amour

Christy Lemire / The Associated Press
 1. Argo
 2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 3. Skyfall
 4. Holy Motors
 5. Zero Dark Thirty
 6. The Master
 7. The Imposter
 8. Moonrise Kingdom
 9. Oslo, August 31st
10. This Is Not a Film

Owen Glieberman / Entertainment Weekly
 1. Lincoln
 2. Amour
 3. Silver Linings Playbook
 4. Room 237
 5. Zero Dark Thirty
 6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
 7. Killing Them Softly
 8. Argo
 9. Flight
10. Bernie

Manohla Dargis / The New York Times
 1. Amour
 2. The Deep Blue Sea
 3. The Gatekeepers
 4. Holy Motors
 5. The Master
 6. Moonrise Kingdom
 7. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
 8. Searching for Sugar Man
 9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. Zero Dark Thirty

The American Film Institute
 1. Argo
 2. Beasts of the Southern Wild
 3. The Dark Knight Rises
 4. Django Unchained
 5. Les Miserables
 6. Life of Pi
 7. Lincoln
 8. Moonrise Kingdom
 9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. Zero Dark Thirty

 

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