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By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Critics Top Ten List 2012: Matt Prigge, Philadelphia Weekly

MATT PRIGGE’S TOP 10 FILMS OF 2012

Matt Prigge

1. It’s Such a Beautiful Day
2. The Comedy
3. Cosmopolis
4. Moonrise Kingdom
5. The Loneliest Planet
6. The Deep Blue Sea
7. The Grey
8. Damsels in Distress
9. This Is Not a Film
10. Holy Motors

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