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Sight and Sound Names ‘The Master’ Best Film of the Year

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Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”

With the calendar turning to December, the first critics’ group awards and film critics’ top ten lists are beginning to trickle in.

Sight and Sound, the Britain-based film magazine, has released its top ten list, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” was chosen as #1, as cited by Film Detail. The top five was rounded out by Miguel Gomes’ “Tabu,” Michael Haneke’s “Amour,” Leos Carax’s “Holy Motors” and Benh Zeitlin’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom,” at #7, was the only other American film to make the top ten, joining “The Master” and ‘Beasts.’

Also Monday, New York magazine film critic David Edelstein named his top ten list for the year, with Kathryn Bigelow’s hunt-for-Bin Laden film “Zero Dark Thirty” taking the top spot. It was followed on his list by Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” “Amour,” Dror Moreh’s Israeli documentary “The Gatekeepers” and Terrence Davies’ “The Deep Blue Sea.”

 

 

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