Roger Ebert has been facing ongoing health problems the last few weeks, but 2012 remained a banner year for movie-reviewing for the 70-year-old critic. He wrote more than 300 reviews, his all-time most, and found 2012 both “one of the best recent years in cinema” and “unusually difficult to leave out many of the quote-unquote ‘best’ films in 11th place.” In his top ten: Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln, End of Watch, Arbitrage, and Beasts of the Southern Wild. The full list is here.
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: Film critic Roger Ebert arrives at “Damsels In Distress” Premiere at The Elgin during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images