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The Master, Argo and Lincoln are in my top 10 movies of the year

Philip Seymour Hoffman is The Master and Joaquin Phoenix his newest disciple in my choice for best film of the year. There's also a definite worst movie of 2012.

This is 40, The Guilt Trip and Jack Reacher are just OK: A Late Quartet and Rust and Bone shine

Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are worried about aging in This is 40.

The Hobbit rarely thrills; FDR gets playful in Hyde Park on Hudson and more classic animation from Japan’s Studio Ghibli

Before Lord of the Rings, there came The Hobbit. More adventure with some favorite characters.

High praise for the 5-decade film diary 56 UP, women of India in The World Before Her and Japan’s Studio Ghibli animations

Fifty years ago they were children; today they’re facing middle age. The celebrated Up Series has followed more than a dozen ordinary English folks all that time and offers the latest update.

Four stars for Anna Karenina, less for Hitchcock, Killing Them Softly and Back to 1942

Keira Knightley plays literature’s elegant but most suffering-for-love woman, Anna Karenina.

Lincoln’s history lesson,Twilight’s energetic exit and Chasing Ice’s climate change testimony

Two big films for two audiences: the fifth Twilight for young people; Lincoln for the adults.

Wreck-It-Ralph, Flight, The Sessions, Midnight’s Children and The Invisible War: reviews

John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch are the main voices in the very entertaining animated movie Wreck-It-Ralph

Reviews of Cloud Atlas, The Imposter, In Their Skin, and The Color Wheel

Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and others play multiple characters in Cloud Atlas.

Sarah Polley captivates in Stories, Nicole Kidman sensual in Paperboy, Canadian Rebelle shines: review

Sarah Polley searches for the truth about her father, her family and herself in Stories We Tell.