The whirlwind season of awards, top-10 picks and year-end pontifications on the present state of cinema is upon us again. Below we've reprinted a few lists recently published by established film organisations/magazines.
We've already seen so many best-of-2012 nominations from the US (and there are more to come), but lists of favourites from other territories deserve exposure, too. So we've included here the year's top films as chosen by Cahiers du Cinema, that French bastion of cinema intellectualism, and Sight & Sound, the British Film Institute's respected periodical.
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