Manohla Dargisâ€™s Top Films of 2012 - NYTimes.com
Jared Sperli stashed this in movies
SEEN any good movies lately? How could you not? This has been a bumper year for movies big and small, imported and domestic, some made for hundreds of millions of dollars and others made for about the price of a grande soy latte. As has been the case in recent years, the top box office movies in America were mostly formulaic corporate entertainments, including the superhero comic-book fantasies like â€śMarvelâ€™s The Avengersâ€ť that make some critics despair. Even amid the usual selection of big-screen cartoons and testosterone, though, it was nice to see female-driven stories like â€śThe Hunger Gamesâ€ť â€” and all the female viewers its box office represents â€” muscling into the mix.