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So far, the best of 2012 lists have been dominated by high falutin' Cahiers Du Cinema and Sight & Sound, so leave it to the always eclectic director John Waters to provide the first truly diverse and totally unpredictable top ten of the year, all with his trademark wit. Leading the pack is a great movie that was unfortunately slept on and ignored by most: Terence Davies heartbreaking "The Deep Blue Sea" starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston. While Michael Haneke's "Amour" and Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" represent the films that will likely be present on many lists as we head toward the end of year, he found room for everything from William Friedkin's chicken fried "Killer Joe," Christoph Honore's Gallic musical "Beloved," the uncomfortable indie "Compliance" and the solid doc "Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present." As always, he provides great comments on »

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