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Flixist Awards 2012: Most Underrated

This is the kind of list that is very hard to narrow down every year. You have to account for everyone's tastes, try to figure out exactly what qualifies a film as 'underrated', and then chop the nominees down to just five. There are always...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Film

We've gone through a lot of awards over the past week honoring some of the best films in pretty much every way we can, but now we come to it. No more genres or categories, simply put, what follows is the best movie of the year.  What's...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: The Pterodactyl

Of our year-end awards, I think that the Pterodactyl is probably my favorite. Looking back on a year's most badass characters is a good way to remind yourself of just good (or bad) a year was. Last year, Ryan Gosling's Driver took it handil...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best 'OH SH*T!' Moment

Warning land lubbers! These waters be rife with spoilers! From scares to tense thrillers to ass kicking action, there's nothing better than a scene (or entire act, as is the case of some) that makes you jump out of your seat in a fit of she...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Most Overrated

Despite our best intentions, there is always something that we can't help getting excited about, usually well beyond reason. We hear the whistle of the hype train coming into station and just rush to the platform ready to bored, so willing ...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Documentary

The much maligned documentary gets an unfair shake. You say documentary to someone and they think talking heads and boredom. However, as this year's nominees show, that's pretty much one of the most inaccurate statements ever. Documentaries...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Most Promising New Performer

Sometimes it can take years and years of work to become good at something. Malcom Gladwell cites the 10,000-Hour Rule a bunch in his book Outliers to suggest that genius in various professions requires that much time, effort, and practice. ...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Most Promising New Filmmaker

Every year there's a movie that people can't stop talking about. They champion it to friends, they analyze it closely, and they can't stop thinking about it afterwards. If not the movie itself, then it's the pure bravado of the filmmaking, ...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Horror

Every year, there are a ton of horror movies that come out, and every year, the bad far outweigh the good. Fortunately, 2012 had some reallygood horror to offset the bad. Cabin in the Woods, which finally came out after several years of ago...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Action

2012 had all kinds of punching, kicking, shooting, killing, murdering, and bleeding, all in stylish flair. In the past year alone, we had the most successful super hero film with Marvel's The Avengers, Skyfall commemorated the 50t...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Foreign Film

It was another good year for foreign-language films in 2012, especially given the fine output coming out of South Korea and Taiwan. Plenty of worthwhile films received a strong push at the end of the year, many of which were darlings on the...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Cinematography

Cinematography is what gives film its most unique visual qualities. We often talk about film in terms of characters, plot, setting and writing but what really separates film as a medium is cinematography. The way things are shot, aligned or...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Comedy

One of my favorite things to do in life is laugh. Ironically, comedies aren't my favorite genre. Funny how that works, right? However, 2012 offered a wide range of comedy films. From a fake teddy bear doing sex with grocery store cashiers t...

 
 
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Best Actor 2012 photo

Flixist Awards 2012: Best Actor

This year's Best Actor category had some fairly strong competition, between Daniel Day-Lewis' beloved portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, Denzel Washington's troubled airline pilot in Flight and Joaquin Phoenix's hauntingly disturbed character in...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Original Soundtrack

Soundtracks are the nervous system of a film. You don't see them, but if it stopped working for a few seconds, the film dies. A soundtrack or orchestration is just as important as the actors and actresses on screen. And some of the best sou...

 
 
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Best Actress 2012 photo

Flixist Awards 2012: Best Actress

Much like this year's Best Actress Oscar nominations, our Flixist Award nominees ranged from girls about 9 years old to women about 90 years old. Quvenzhané Wallis from Beasts of the Southern Wild was a lot of people's front runner, ...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Supporting Actor

As you may have noticed, we've begun awarding awards to things that deserve awards. The Supporting Actor category is one that's generally ignored for various reasons. One, the lead actors were too damn good, and two, sometimes a supporting ...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Screenplay

As a hopeful screenwriter, Best Screenplay is the one award I pay the most attention to in every awards. Our kind isn't so often publicly recognized, no matter how handsome we all are. Screenplays are important though because they...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Supporting Actress

Perhaps the most interesting thing about 2012's award season was how much stock was put into some of the supporting performances. Usually, supporting actors and actresses play second fiddle to the leading characters, and when awards time co...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Worst Film

As we award the best of 2012 with shiny golden dino statues it's important to note that sometimes movies aren't good. Sometimes movies are really, really, really, really, really, ridiculously bad. And we don't mean bad simply in the fact th...

 
 
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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Animated Film

I have never really cared too much about animation. I like animated films for the most part, but I rarely seek them out. I don't actually know why that is, and it's very possible that that will change in 2013. Why? Because 2012 was a damn g...

 
 
Best Director photo

Flixist Awards 2012: Best Director

The 2012 Flixist Awards (known as the Golden Pterodactyls by those in the know) have arrived. Now that those far less important awards have come and gone, it's time to get down to the ones that really matter. We'll be spending the next week...

 
 




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Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"

 

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It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"

 

Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"

 

Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"

 

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The Hitman's Bodyguard"I won't always love you"

 

Detroit"History, but not really"

 

The Dark Tower"The elevator pitch of an epic"

 

Atomic Blonde"Charlize Theron can fight"

 

The Emoji Movie"To live is to suffer"

 

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"Such a well polished turd."

 

Dunkirk"Take a bow, Mr. Nolan, and cue the appla"

 

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Endless Poetry"A portrait of Jodorowsky as a young poet"

 

Castlevania (Season1)"That's four! Four episodes! Ha-ha-ha! "

 

The Little Hours"I lost two of them."