Cosmopolis is making a statement! Compilation of the ‘Best Of 2012′ lists!

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The film made appearances on MANY Best Of lists for 2012. We’ve been posting them but wanted to provide a cumulative post that we’ll sticky to the top of the blog. If you see any that are not included, drop us a tweet, email or leave it in the comments.

Congrats to David Cronenberg, Robert Pattinson, Don DeLillo, Paulo Branco, Martin Katz, Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Kevin Durand, Emily Hampshire, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Mathieu Amalric, Patricia McKenzie, Gouchy Boy, K’naan, Howard Shore, Metric, and all the remaining crew and fans of Cosmopolis!

BEST FILM RANKINGS

  • The Cinephiliacs/Peter Labuza: Number 1 film of 2012!
  • Cinemart: Number 1 Film of 2012!
  • City Connect: Number 1 Film of 2012! “I know this is going to raise a few eyebrows, but I can explain. Yes, the dialogue is strange – that’s why it’s the best written movie of the year. And yes, it makes no attempt to emotionally engage with the audience – but that’s the point. Cronenberg is presenting to us an uncomfortably realistic vision of the future, where capitalism leaves us as emotionless unsatisfied vampires. It’s proved to be a little too distant and unattached for some people, but for me it was a work of sheer brilliance.”
  • Art Forum/Amy Taubin: Number 1 film of 2012!
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian: Number 1 film of 2012!
  • Cahiers Du Cinema: 2nd out of 10
  • The Password is a Swordfish: 2nd out of 10
  • Huffington Post: 2nd out of 10
  • Out 1: 2nd out of 13
  • The Film Stage: 3rd out of 10 
  • Philadelphia Weekly: 3rd out of 10
  • Film Capsule: 3rd out of 10 – “Cosmopolis is a slow, maddening descent into the hollow center of modern America, a vain search for meaning in an age of endless, pulsating data, and a trip across town to get a haircut. In other words, Don DeLillo’s heady novel is perfect material for director David Cronenberg, who has long proven adept and unusually insightful at making our technological fetishes grotesquely literal.”
  • (newThis is Culture: 4th out of 5
  • L Magazine: 4th out of 25
  • Film News (UK): 4th out of 10
  • Phil on Film: 6th out of 10 
  • Some Came Running: 6th out of 25
  • MSN Movies: 6th out of 10
  • Achilles & the Tortoise: 6th out of 10 
  • The Alamo Drafthouse Programmers: 7th out of 10 – “In my experience, the audience laughed uncomfortably throughout, or walked out of the theater during, scenes that to me read as wholly sincere, unable to process its heady mix of intellectual demagoguing, primal attraction, and oddly uncinematic staging. There are moments in this narrative where nobody talks, where the walls of the white limo block out any outside sound whatsoever — in other words, moments of total silence. Robert Pattinson’s character and the story that surrounds him exist in a world within and yet without the real world — a kind of nothing space or vacuum that glides effortlessly through New York City for the most trivial of reasons — a simple haircut. I felt initially ambivalent towards this film, but could not stop thinking about it days and weeks afterward. Ultimately, I gave in to what felt right and decided I was in love with it.”
  • Smells Life Screen Spirit: 7th out of 10
  • Movie Mezzanine: 7th out of 50
  • White City Cinema: 8th out of 10 
  • Sight & Sound: 8th out of 10
  • The Bloodshot Eye: 8th out of 20
  • Movie City News: 9th out of 10
  • Arizona Newszap: 9th out of 10 – “Cronenberg is nothing if not consistently innovative, in terms of form and content. With Cosmopolis, we get him at his best in both.”
  • Movie Maker: 9th out of 12
  • Processed Grass: 9th out of 66 - “There’s this tense dichotomy between this safe space and an outer world in turmoil, that makes the collision of the two, both physically and found in Pattinson’s performance, all the more intense.”
  • The Gerogie Show: 10th out of 10
  • Chicago Reader: 10th out of 10
  • Cinemablend: 10th out of 10
  • Yuppee Mag: 10th out of 10
  • Time Out New York: 10th out of 10
  • Compulsory Internet Presence: 10th out of 10 – “A grand, weird, bold effort even by Cronenberg’s standards, this film is an absolutely mesmerizing adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel.  I could speak here about how timely the film is with its unsparing critique of capitalist society.  Or how Robert Pattinson delivers an astonishingly assured performance that hopefully portends a career full of them.  Or how the score – a collaboration between Howard Shore and the band Metric – sustains and enhances the general mood of dread hanging over the entire film. But really, perhaps the best thing about this film is how it feels like the work of a completely vibrant, reinvigorated filmmaker.  I was not at all expecting a film this vital and meticulously crafted on the heels of his most recent effort – 2010’s A Dangerous Method - but here we are with what might be Cronenberg’s strongest and most unique effort since 1996’s Crash.  I want to shout it from the rooftops.  This film is a treasure.”
  • In Review Online: 10th out of 20
  • Screen Crush: 12th out of 20 
  • Slant Magazine: 13th out of 25
  • NY Film Society: 15th out of 20
  • Film Comment: 15th out of 50
  • The Village Voice: 16th 
  • Indiewire Critics Poll: 18th out of 50
  • Sound on Sight: 20th out of 40 
  • Criterion Corner: 24th out of 25
  • Total Film: 37th out of 50
  • Buzzine: 1 of the top 5 Indie movies
  • The Password is Swordfish: 1 of 2 favorites for 2012
  • Dread Central: Named Cosmopolis among the top 5 Best of 2012
  • Shoot the Critic: 1 of 6 in no order – “Robert Pattinson steps up to the challenge of playing the twisted, self-doubting, masochistic, and sexually insatiable protagonist. He has lots of sex, philosophizes on life, gets lectured on art and theory, faces death, kills, and gets half a hair-cut – among other activities, all shot in a typically artificial yet beautiful Cronenberg way.”
  • CineTalk: 1 of 10 in no order
  • Chicagoist: 1 of 10 in no order
  • TIFF: 1 of 10 best Canadian films of 2012

OVERLOOKED RANKINGS

EXTRA RANKINGS

  • (newPhiladelphia Weekly: Who Should Have Won Overall – Best Adapted Screenplay – “David Cronenberg David Cronenberg’s script for Cosmopolis makes great a so-so Don DeLillo novel, although its real power emerged when the actors came to speak their lines. Who knew Robert Pattinson was put on earth to deliver overly-stylized DeLillo dialogue?”
  • (newPhiladelphia Weekly: Who Should Have Won Overall – Best Actor – Robert Pattinson “And I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Robert Pattinson wuz robbed—for Cosmopolis, not Breaking Dawn 2.
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  • Vancouver Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actress – Sarah Gadon
  • The Film Stage: One of the Best Ensembles of 2012
  • The Password is a Swordfish: 2nd on a list of Best Screenplays – David Cronenberg
  • Processed Grass: 4th out of 5 Top Actors - “[Pattinson] delivers a pitch perfect performance in the role of a detached financial wunderkind. There’s a confidence and tragedy to Pattinson’s work here, but it’s toward the end, as the film’s world spirals out of control, that allows Pattinson to show why he belongs on this list and keeps his name as one to continue to monitor moving forward.”
  • The Password is a Swordfish: 5th on a list of Best Actors – Robert Pattinson
  • The Village Voice: 6th on a list of Best Directors of 2012 – David Cronenberg
  • The Password is a Swordfish: 7th on a list of Best Directors – David Cronenberg
  • Indiewire Critics Poll: 8th out of 50 Best Ensemble 
  • 24fps: David Cronenberg named Best Director and Pattinson, Best Actor
  • Indiewire Critics Poll: 20th out of 50 Best Director – David Cronenberg
  • The Village Voice: 13th on a list of Best Actors of 2012 – Robert Pattinson
  • Indiewire Critics Poll: 40th out of 50 Best Performance – Robert Pattinson
  • Indiewire Critics Poll: 39th and 46th out of 50 Best Supporting Performances – Paul Giamatti & Sarah Gadon
  • Indiewire: One of Favorite Unconventional Performances – Kevin Durand
  • Indiewire Critics Poll: 14th out of 50 Best Screenplay – David Cronenberg
  • Film School Rejects: 3 out of 12 best movie soundtracks and scores of 2012
  • Indiewire Critics Poll: 15th out of 50 Best Original Score or Soundtrack
  • The Village Voice: Paul Giamatti among a list of Best Supporting Actors
  • The Village Voice: Sarah Gadon, Samantha Morton, Emily Hampshire and Juliette Binoche among a list of Best Supporting Actresses
  • The Village Voice: Cosmopolis among a list of Best Screenplays
  • Vancouver Critics Awards: Nominated – Best Canadian film, best director, best actor for Robert Pattinson, and two best supporting actress nominations, for Sarah Gadon and Samantha Morton.
  • Online Film Critics Society: Cosmopolis nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Canadian Screen Awards: Nominated for Adapted Screenply, Score, Original Song
  • International Cinephile Society: Cosmopolis nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Flavorwire: 27 out of 30 for best movie poster 2012
  • FilmFest: Audience vote 1 of the 10 best of 2012
  • IFC: Unforgettable Movie Moments of 2012
  • Icon Film Distribution: Top 10 Actors of 2012 – Robert Pattinson for Cosmopolis
  • CriticsTop10: 25th out of 50 films making Best Of lists
  • Vulture: Critics list of cultural events of 2012 - Seitz: “David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis seems pretty much perfect to me. I saw it a couple of months ago, and not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought about it.”
  • Cinema Scope: Top 10 of 2012 – Honorable mention
  • (newSaturn Awards - Best DVD/BluRay releast nomination
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