My Top 10 Films of 2012

By John Moore
Jan. 13, 2013

PerksFor what it’s worth (which is nothing), here is my list of the top 10 films of 2012. And while I’m not usually in sync with “The People,” The People’s Choice Awards last week agreed with my choice for No. 1, which went completely ignored by the Oscars:

1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
2. Django Unchained
3. Argo
4. The Impossible
5. Seven Psychopaths
6. The Sapphires
7. Life of Pi
8. Lincoln
9. Zero Dark Thirty
10. Moonrise Kingdom

Honorable mention:
The Hunger Games
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Due diligence: I have not yet seen the following:
Les Miserables
The Master
Rust and Bone
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Biggest disappointments based on media expectations/Hollywood hype:
Silver Linings Playbook

Final thought:
Watch “We Need to Talk About Kevin” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” back to back. Ezra Miller, just 20 years old, may be the best new actor of his generation.


By John Moore

Award-winning arts journalist John Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre Magazine during has 12 years at The Denver Post. Hen then created a groundbreaking new media outlet covering Colorado arts an culture as an in-house, multimedia journalist for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He also founded The Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for theatre artists in medical need. He is now a journalist for hire as the founder of Moore Media Colorado. You can find samples of his work at MooreJohn.Com. Contact him at