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The Best Film Nominees in 2012

11 February 2012
Best Film Nominees in 2012

BAFTA commissioned five film critics to share their views of each of the Best Film nominees competing for victory at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2012.

Craig Bloomfield, Siobhan Synnot, Nev Pierce, Mark Kermode and Jamie Russell cast their critical eye over the Best Film nominees exclusively for BAFTA for inclusion in the 2012 Film Awards brochure.

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The Artist

The arrival of sound threatens Hollywood's biggest movie star. Mark Kermode slips on his tap shoes in honour of The Artist.

> The Artist

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

No-one can be trusted as paranoia and suspicion permeate the ranks of MI-6. Craig Bloomfield takes a ringside seat at the Circus.

> Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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The Help

Ordinary women take extraordinary action in civil-rights-era Mississippi. Siobhan Synnot shows some love for The Help.

> The Help

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The Descendants

A family deal with heartbreak and growing pains in paradise. Nev Pierce dons a flower lei and says Aloha to The Descendants.

> The Descendants

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Love and ultra-violence rule the streets of neon-soaked Hollywood. Jamie Russell puts the peddle to the metal in praise of Drive.

> Drive