Cosmopolis makes another Best Of 2012 list + Film Fervour calls Cosmopolis an apocalyptic masterpiece

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Cosmopolis earned a number 2 spot on the Cahiers Du Cinema top 10 list of the best films of 2012 and now the film has found itself on another list. The Playlist reports the film’s entry in Sight & Sound’s Best Of 2012 list:

Decided by a poll of around 100 critics, Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” has topped Sight & Sound’s Best Of 2012. American cinema made a particularly strong showing, with Benh Zeitlin’s “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” and Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” also making the grade. Leos Carax, Miguel Gomes and David Cronenberg continue to get international love as “Holy Motors,” “Tabu” and “Cosmopolis” all find slots here, as they did on the Cahiers Du Cinema list. The lone UK film is “Berberian Sound Studio” which is a nice boost for the little thriller.

Click HERE to view the list of 10. Cosmopolis came in at number 8.

FilmFervour recently reviewed the film for the year end. An excerpt:

Cosmopolis is revolutionary, even if it implies the futility of revolution. Capitalism is referred to as a “spectre” as it cannot be admonished with the reprimand of its benefactors. The phrase “a spectre haunts this world, the spectre of capitalism” is, in itself, a projection but it suggests something less ephemeral; it is that which can be digitised, mobilised, and gentrified – it is actually man’s artifice of eternity. Although promoted as an odyssey of war, violence and sex, the film’s terror is in its inactivity, it’s unresponsive, unflinching inertness. It is surely 2012’s apocalyptic masterpiece.

Click HERE to read the review.

Cosmopolis will be out on Blu-ray and DVD in the US on Jan. 1, 2013. Click HERE to pre-order but we also added a link on the sidebar.

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3 Responses to Cosmopolis makes another Best Of 2012 list + Film Fervour calls Cosmopolis an apocalyptic masterpiece

  1. eyleentomala says:

    Reblogged this on Eyleen Tomalá.

  2. SAW MOVIE COSMOPOLIS AT THE SUNSHINE THEATER IN NYC. THE THEATER HAD FULL HOUSE. THE AUDIENCE FOUND HUMOR IN THE FILM AND ALSO WERE ON THE EDGE OF THEIR SEATS NEAR THE END. I LOVED THE MOVIE. THE AUDIENCE WAS MADE UP OF FANS OF DIRETOR CRONENBERG AND ACTOR ROBERT PATTINSON. YOU COULD FEEL THE EXCITMENT IN THE THEATER BEFORE THE SHOWING OF THE FILM. COSMOPOLIS DESERVES RECOGNITION. ROBERT PATTINSON WAS TERIFFIC AS ERIC PACKER AND SO WAS PAUL GIAMATTI AS THE STALKER. ALSO, I HAVE TO COMMENTTHAT ROBERT PATTINSON HANDLED THE DIFFICULT DIAGLOGUE WITH EASE. GREAT CAREER MOVE FOR MR PATTINSONS

  3. Cosmonerd says:

    Great to hear all this positive stuff. Have been thinking about the main characters of Cosmopolis, the novel, and of Robert Harris’s The Fear Index which seems like a conventionalized and commercialized version of DeLillo’s literary masterpiece. Have come to the conclusion that the mind of Eric Packer the hedge fund manager could just as well be that of a great novelist–the isolation, the powers of observation, the desire to PENETRATE the minds of others while remaining aloof emotionally, the fascination with words and images, the intellectual deconstruction of ideas, the preoccupation with mortality/immortality–these are all characteristics of a genius writer perhaps more than of a genius inventor of profitable algorithms. In fact it is Eric’s tragic flaw that he is too distracted by wanting to understand EVERYTHING to be able to remain autistically concentrated on the narrow range of data necessary to single-mindedly pursue maximum profit. A lot of this gets concentrated and sublimated in the movie, but the intellectual range of Cronenberg and the artistic sensitivity of Pattinson to literature, music, art, as well as his powers of everyday observation and connection underpin and deepen the dialog- and visual-based plot of the movie. Does any of this make sense? I labor under the influence of Breaking Dawn Part 2 seen today and a couple of glasses of good wine drunk this evening. Sorry!

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