2012 In Review: 10 Films Worth Going Out Of Your Way For 

Out of the three film festivals I attended this year 
(South By Southwest, Silverdocs, and the Toronto International Film Festival) 
came some movies that were reasonably easy to find, 
at least if you have an art-house theater 
and sometimes even if you don't: 
Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, Bernie, The Sessions, and so forth. 
But I also saw movies this year that are more elusive, 
and in some ways, those are the ones most worth highlighting. 
Maybe more meaningful than my top 10 favorite films of the year, 
here are 10 that you'll have to go out of your way for, 
but if you can find them, it will be well worth it. 
It's heavy on documentaries, because that's where my passions lie 
and where I find a lot of less well-known gems. 
(I've already spoken about several others, including
 America's Parking Lot and Beauty Is Embarrassing.) 
But here are 10 from 2012 that I'd go out of my way for.

State Of Things NC

Talking About Politics

NYT > The Upshot

Guernica / Art & Politics

Carolina Journal

Basketball, Lacrosse, etc.

Reason Magazine


Republic Report


The Page

Politico 10


Roll Call Special Sections

Free Press

TED Blog

ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

The Progressive Pulse

Huffington Post

Newser Politics

Politico Playbook

Project Syndicate


Politics Daily


White House

Politico Huddle


Episcopal Cafe