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The Movies of 2012: U.S. Releases
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Full Listing of Films Screened

January 2013
Amour Dir. Michael Haneke. With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert A
Rock of Ages Dir. Adam Shankman. With Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin F
On the Road Dir. Walter Salles. With Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Tom Sturridge C+
Smashed Dir. James Ponsoldt. With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Nick Offerman C
Sister Dir. Ursula Meier. Kacey Mottet Klein, Léa Seydoux, Martin Compston, Gabin Lefebvre B+
Zero Dark Thirty Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. With Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler B
Post Mortem Dir. Pablo Larraín. With Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Amparo Noguera B
The Kid with a Bike Dirs. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. With Thomas Doret, Cécile de France B+

December 2012
ParaNorman Dirs. Chris Butler and Sam Fell. Animated. Voice of Kodi Smit-McPhee C+
The Words Dirs. Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal. With Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid C
Trouble with the Curve Dir. Robert Lorenz. With Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake D
Girl Walk // All Day Dir. Justin Krapnick. With Anne Marsen, Daisuke Omiya, John Doyle B
Django Unchained Dir. Quentin Tarantino. With Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio C
Les Misérables Dir. Tom Hooper. With Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway D–
Premium Rush Dir. David Koepp. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez D
Starlet Dir. Sean Baker. With Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Stella Maeve, James Ransone A–
Frankenweenie Dir. Tim Burton. Animated. Voices of Charlie Tahan, Martin Short B
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dir. Peter Jackson. With Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen C–
The Impossible Dir. Juan Antonio Bayona. With Tom Holland, Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor C+
Rust and Bone Dir. Jacques Audiard. With Matthias Schoenaerts, Marion Cotillard B–
This Is 40 Dir. Judd Apatow. With Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow D+
Footnote Dir. Joseph Cedar. With Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Micah Lewensohn B–
The Guilt Trip Dir. Anne Fletcher. With Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Brent Cullen C
Chronicle Dir. Josh Trank. With Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly B–
The Color Wheel Dir. Alex Ross Perry. With Alex Ross Perry, Carlen Altman, Bob Byington B
Ruby Sparks Dirs. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. With Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina D+
Safety Not Guaranteed Dir. Colin Trevorrow. With Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Mark Duplass B–
Wreck-It Ralph Dir. Rich Moore. Animated. Voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman C–
A Royal Affair Dir. Nikolaj Arcel. With Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard B
Hitchcock Dir. Sacha Gervasi. With Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson D
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dir. Lasse Hallström. With Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor D+
Savages Dir. Oliver Stone. With Blake Lively, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Taylor Kitsch C–
The Bay Dir. Barry Levinson. With Kether Donohue, Stephen Kunken, Christopher Denham C
Bernie Dir. Richard Linklater. With Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey C–
The Central Park Five Dirs. Sarah Burns, David McMahon, and Ken Burns. Documentary B
Hyde Park on Hudson Dir. Roger Michell. With Laura Linney, Bill Murray, Samuel West F
Elena Dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev. With Nadezhda Markina, Andrei Smirnov, Elena Lyadova A
A Late Quartet Dir. Yaron Zilberman. With Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman C–
Wuthering Heights Dir. Andrea Arnold. With Solomon Glave, James Howson, Shannon Beer B–
Sound of My Voice Dir. Zal Batmanglij. With Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling B–
Brave Dirs. Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman. Animated. Voice of Kelly Macdonald C
Killing Them Softly Dir. Andrew Dominik. With Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn B–

November 2012
Barbara Dir. Christian Petzold. With Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke B
Life of Pi Dir. Ang Lee. With Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Adil Hussain, Tabu B+
Anna Karenina Dir. Joe Wright. With Keira Knightley, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jude Law C
Arbitrage Dir. Nicholas Jarecki. With Richard Gere, Brit Marling, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth B–
This Must Be the Place Dir. Paolo Sorrentino. With Sean Penn, Frances McDormand B–
Silver Linings Playbook Dir. David O. Russell. With Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence C+
Cloud Atlas Dirs. Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski. With Bae Du-na C
Francine Dirs. Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky. With Melissa Leo, Keith Leonard B
Detropia Dirs. Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing. Documentary about downsizing of Detroit B
Lincoln Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field B+
Skyfall Dir. Sam Mendes. With Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes C+
Your Sister's Sister Dir. Lynn Shelton. With Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt C+
Paranormal Activity 4 Dirs. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. With Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively C+
The Loneliest Planet Dir. Julia Loktev. With Hani Furstenberg, Gael García Bernal B
The Sessions Dir. Ben Lewin. With John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood C+
Flight Dir. Robert Zemeckis. With Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, Bruce Greenwood C+

October 2012
Middle of Nowhere Dir. Ava DuVernay. With Emayatzy Corinealdi, Omari Hardwick B+
The Wise Kids Dir. Stephen Cone. With Molly Kunz, Tyler Ross, Allison Torem, Stephen Cone B
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Dir. Lorene Scafaria. With Steve Carell D+
Sinister Dir. Scott Derrickson. With Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone F
People Like Us Dir. Alex Kurtzman. With Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Hall D'Addario C
The House I Live In Dir. Eugene Jarecki. Documentary about U.S.'s ill-conceived War on Drugs B+
Argo Dir. Ben Affleck. With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Scoot McNairy, Kerry Bishé C+
Holy Motors Dir. Leos Carax. With Denis Lavant, Édith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue A–
End of Watch Dir. David Ayer. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, David Harbour, Frank Grillo C+
Marvel's The Avengers Dir. Joss Whedon. With Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans C
The Paperboy Dir. Lee Daniels. With Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman B–
Room 237 Dir. Rodney Ascher. Documentary involving five narrators' odd readings of The Shining D+
Keep the Lights On Dir. Ira Sachs. With Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson B

September 2012
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Dir. Stephen Chbosky. With Logan Lerman, Emma Watson B+
Looper Dir. Rian Johnson. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Pierce Gagnon B+
Pitch Perfect Dir. Jason Moore. With Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow C
Won't Back Down Dir. Daniel Barnz. With Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac B
Hello I Must Be Going Dir. Todd Louiso. With Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Abbott B
How to Survive a Plague Dir. David France. Documentary about ACT-UP's anti-AIDS activism A–
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Dir. John Madden. With Judi Dench, Bill Nighy D+
Snow White and the Huntsman Dir. Rupert Sanders. With Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth C–
The Cabin in the Woods Dir. Drew Goddard. With Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams C+
The Five-Year Engagement Dir. Nicholas Stoller. With Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt C
Bachelorette Dir. Leslye Headland. With Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher C
Alps Dir. Giorgos Lanthimos. With Aggeliki Papoulia, Johnny Verkis, Ariane Labed, Aris Servetalis C+
Think Like a Man Dir. Tim Story. With Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Terrence Jenkins B–
Bullhead Dir. Michaël R. Roskam. With Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval, Jeanne Dandoy C+
The Hunter Dir. Daniel Nettheim. With Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor, Sam Neill C–

August 2012
Oslo, August 31st Dir. Joachim Trier. With Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner B–
Compliance Dir. Craig Zobel. With Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp D
The Imposter Dir. Bart Layton. Documentary about French man impersonating missing Texan teen B–
Lawless Dir. John Hillcoat. With Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Dane DeHaan B
Kill List Dir. Ben Wheatley. With Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley, MyAnna Buring, Emma Fryer C+
Virginia Dir. Dustin Lance Black. With Jennifer Connelly, Harrison Gilbertson, Ed Harris D
Michael Dir. Markus Schleinzer. With Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Gisella Salcher B
Red Hook Summer Dir. Spike Lee. With Jules Brown, Clarke Peters, Toni Lysaith, Heather Simms B–
Take This Waltz Dir. Sarah Polley. With Michelle Williams, Luke Riley, Seth Rogen C
A Burning Hot Summer Dir. Philippe Garrel. With Jérôme Robart, Louis Garrel, Céline Sallette C
Cosmopolis Dir. David Cronenberg. With Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon, Kevin Durand D+
The Queen of Versailles Dir. Lauren Greenfield. Documentary about billionaires in financial crisis B
Return Dir. Liza Johnson. With Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, Talia Balsam, John Slattery B–
Silent House Dirs. Chris Kentis and Laura Lau. With Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese B–
Friends with Kids Dir. Jennifer Westfeldt. With Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph B–
Sparkle Dir. Salim Akil. With Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke B–
The Hunger Games Dir. Gary Ross. With Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth C–
Joyful Noise Dir. Todd Graff. With Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan C+
21 Jump Street Dirs. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. With Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum B
The Master Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. With Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman B
A Simple Life Dir. Ann Hui. With Deannie Yip, Andy Lau, Wang Fuli, Qin Hailu, Paul Chun B+
Hope Springs Dir. David Frankel. With Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell B
The Bourne Legacy Dir. Tony Gilroy. With Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton B
Haywire Dir. Steven Soderbergh. With Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum C
Killer Joe Dir. William Friedkin. With Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey B–
The Grey Dir. Joe Carnahan. With Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Joe Anderson B–
Farewell, My Queen Dir. Benoît Jacquot. With Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen B
Celeste and Jesse Forever Dir. Lee Toland Krieger. With Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg D
Ted Dir. Seth MacFarlane. With Mark Wahlberg, voice of Seth MacFarlane, Mila Kunis B
Wanderlust Dir. David Wain. With Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda B–
Mirror Mirror Dir. Tarsem Singh. With Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane B–
Beasts of the Southern Wild Dir. Benh Zeitlin. With Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry A–

July 2012
The Dark Knight Rises Dir. Christopher Nolan. With Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway D+
Magic Mike Dir. Steven Soderbergh. With Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey A–

June 2012
Prometheus Dir. Ridley Scott. With Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron B–
Moonrise Kingdom Dir. Wes Anderson. With Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton B

April 2012
In the Family Dir. Patrick Wang. With Patrick Wang, Trevor St. John, Sebastian Banes B+
Damsels in Distress Dir. Whit Stillman. With Greta Gerwig, Annaleigh Tipton B+
This Is Not a Film Dirs. Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb. With Jafar Panahi B
Four Lovers Dir. Antony Cordier. With Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Roschdy Zem C+
The Deep Blue Sea Dir. Terence Davies. With Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston C+

March 2012
Good Deeds Dir. Tyler Perry. With Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Gabrielle Union, Brian White D

December 2011
The Turin Horse Dir. Béla Tarr. With János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos A–

October 2011
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan. With Yilmaz Erdoğan, Muhammet Uzuner B
The Snowtown Murders Dir. Justin Kurzel. With Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris A–
Miss Bala Dir. Gerardo Naranjo. With Stephanie Sigman, Noe Hernandez, Miguel Couturier A–
Corpo Celeste Dir. Alice Rohrwacher. With Yle Vianello, Salvatore Cantalupo, Pasqualina Scuncia B+

April 2011
Attenberg Dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari. With Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou B