Matthew Lotti 2012

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Matthew Lotti continues to write rinky-dink capsule reviews of all three-hundred plus feature-length films he sees on a yearly basis ... only to post them close to nine months after originally watching them not out of laziness, but because of this nagging obsessive condition that forces him to change things a dozen times. For the record, he does return his students' tests and papers back to them in an all-too timely fashion, only coated in glorious red ink. These students collectively think he's a miserable shit. His favorite color is gray.

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Best Feature-Length Film
1. Moonrise Kingdom
2. Holy Motors
3. Amour
4. Life of Pi
5. The Imposter
6. Django Unchained
7. Bernie
8. The Deep Blue Sea
9. Ted
10. Frankenweenie

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
2. Denis Lavant, Holy Motors
3. Jack Black, Bernie
4. Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
5. Richard Gere, Arbitrage

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Kara Hayward, Moonrise Kingdom 
2. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
3. Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
4. Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
5. Lola Créton, Goodbye First Love

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Richard Parker, Life of Pi
2. Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
3. Garrett Hedlund, On the Road
4. Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
5. Matthew McConaughey, Killer Joe

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Ann Dowd, Compliance
2. Tara Lynne Barr, God Bless America
3. Christina Ricci, Bel Ami
4. Judi Dench, Skyfall
5. Jennifer Ehle, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Direction
1. Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom
2. Bart Layton, The Imposter
3. Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Best Screenplay
1. Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom
2. Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
3. Skip Hollandsworth and Richard Linklater, Bernie

Best Cinematography
1. Caroline Champetier, Holy Motors
2. Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi
3. Robert Richardson, Django Unchained
4. Inti Briones, The Loneliest Planet
5. Janusz Kaminski, Lincoln

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Ancient Monsters Unleashed, The Cabin in the Woods
2. The Party ... With Flash, Ted
3. Homemade Caesarian Section!, Prometheus
4. CGI Porn, Holy Motors
5. Black and White, Beyond the Black Rainbow
6. The Carnivorous Island, Life of Pi
7. Dinner with Mr. Candie, Django Unchained
8. The Attack on the Bin Laden Compound, Zero Dark Thirty
9. Dance the Demons Away, The Imposter
10. The Final Scene (Leaving With the Mrs.), Amour

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Leonardo DiCaprio (... for playing way, way, way against type and doing it well)
2. Quvenzhané Wallis (... kids these days)
3. Seth MacFarlane (... he can make a feature-length movie!)

Best Body of Work
1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Looper, Lincoln, Premium Rush and The Dark Knight Rises
2. Matthew McConaughey, Killer Joe, Bernie and Magic Mike
3. Bruce Willis, Looper and Moonrise Kingdom

Best Ensemble Performance
1. Moonrise Kingdom
2. Silver Linings Playbook
3. Django Unchained

Best Criticism, or Y'all Ran Off to Letterboxd WTF lol trends
(alphabetically)
Mike D'Angelo [http://letterboxd.com/gemko/]
Steve Erickson [http://home.earthlink.net/~steevee/]
Eric Henderson [http://letterboxd.com/ephender/]
Theo Panayides [http://letterboxd.com/preston/]
Matt Prigge [http://letterboxd.com/paperlung/]
Slant [http://www.slantmagazine.com/]

Those Obscure Objects of Desire
1. Brie Larson, 21 Jump Street
2. Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
3. Keira Knightley, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
4. Anna Kendrick, End of Watch
5. Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 2002
1. Irréversible
2. Minority Report
3. 24 Hour Party People
4. Catch Me if You Can
5. Frailty

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1987
1. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On
2. The Last Emperor
3. Moonstruck
4. House of Games
5. Radio Days

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1962
1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. Ivan's Childhood
3. The Trial
4. The Manchurian Candidate
5. The Elusive Corporal

Special Award: Ten of the Best Films of the 1970s Which Was a Really Good Decade In My Opinion
1. Apocalypse Now
2. Murmur of the Heart
3. That Obscure Object of Desire
4. The Long Goodbye
5. Days of Heaven
6. Amarcord
7. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
8. Dawn of the Dead
9. Hitler, A Film From Germany
10. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

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