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A. O. Scott’s 25 Best Films of 2012 - NYTimes.com


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The annual ritual of narrowing down hundreds of titles — and thousands of hours of rapture and reverie — to just 10 is a cruel torment, but also, perhaps, a necessary discipline. Although, as usual, I’ve found it necessary to cheat a bit, and extend the 10 to 25. These lists are never meant to be permanent historical judgments, graven in stone. They are ephemeral and subjective, made up of hunches and desires, and they record, in my case, the impressions that I could not shake and the pictures I’m eager to see again, in some cases for the fourth or fifth time.

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