Top Ten 2012 – Linda Barnard

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Zero Dark Thirty

The Master

Rebelle (War Witch)

Moonrise Kingdom

Beasts of the Southern Wild




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Honourable mentions – in no order:

Robot & Frank

The Dark Knight Rises

Django Unchained

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Chasing Ice

The Imposter

Life of Pi

Holy Motors

Rust and Bone

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Linda Barnard (Archived Contributor)

Linda Barnard is a freelance film critic and regular reviewer for Canadian film website Original Cin. With a career spanning more than 30 years in Canadian daily newspapers, she was a staff writer at the Toronto Star/ from 2002 to 2016, joining the Star’s film team in 2007. She continues to cover the Toronto International Film Festival for the Star as a freelancer, along with The National Abu Dhabi. Barnard is a 2014 National Newspaper Award winner (Arts and Entertainment), member of the Toronto Film Critics Association and has participated on film juries, including Canada’s Top Ten, programmed for the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema and volunteers with the Victoria Film Festival in her hometown of Victoria, British Columbia. Follow her on Twitter: @barnardfilm and on Instagram: @barnardwrites