The 25 Best Films of 2012

12/17/2012 5:00 AM |


2. Moonrise Kingdom
Wes Anderson
Anderson sticks to his guns: he hasn’t taken any of that advice about de-aestheticizing his movies and imposing some austerity on his personality. And left to his own devices, he composed one of his sweetest and funniest portraitures to date: a first-love chronicle that’s heartbreaking not through onscreen tragedy but through lovely, hilarious frailty. Jesse Hassenger

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