Looking Back: Ben Chooses His Favorite Film Performances of 2012

We’re already well underway with our year-end retrospectives for 2012 on film, with Ethan having chosen the best official movie posters, six surprisingly great movies, five biggest disappointments, and all of us choosing the worst of the year as well. We’ve also looked forward and chosen the 30 movies we’d be sad to miss if the world ends, and we’ll have plenty more coverage for you over the next week or so. But now, I’m going to throw my hat in the ring and give some shout-outs to a few of my favorite film performances from 2012. There’s no distinction between actor and actress here, just my favorite performances. Read on! Denis Lavant in Holy Motors Holy Motors is certainly not for everyone, and I wasn’t even sure it was for me until about halfway through the movie. That was when a delightful accordion intermission put a huge smile on my face …

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