Philadelphia Weekly says Robert Pattinson was robbed of an Oscar Best Actor nod for Cosmopolis + Best Of 2012 lists galore!

Philadelphia Weekly says Robert Pattinson was robbed of an Oscar Best Actor nod for Cosmopolis + Best Of 2012 lists galore!

PhotobucketRecently in Philadelphia Weekly, they made a list of Oscar odds-on favorites and a hypothetical list of this year's best (and "best") films.

They paid Rob a compliment by including him in their Best Actor category and making note of his skills with DeLillo's language in the Best Adaption category:
Best Actor 
Who should have won overall: As much as I want to say Denis Lavant, for his literally shape-shifting work in Holy Motors, no performance was as exciting as Tim Heidecker’s raging wealthy dickhead routine in The Comedy. And I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Robert Pattinson wuz robbed—for Cosmopolis, not Breaking Dawn 2.
Best Adapted Screenplay 
What should have won overall: David Cronenberg’s script for Cosmopolis makes great a so-so Don DeLillo novel, although its real power emerged when the actors came to speak their lines. Who knew Robert Pattinson was put on earth to deliver overly-stylized DeLillo dialogue?

The recognition Cosmopolis and Rob continues to get makes you proud. This is the most recent edition of an ongoing list I'm collecting on CosmopolisFilm. The lists have evened out so it's good to share now without missing some great ones. If you click the links, some of the critics have praised the film and more. I included excerpts of the ones that dished specific praise for Rob.

  • The Cinephiliacs/Peter Labuza: Number 1 film of 2012!
  • Cinemart: Number 1 Film of 2012! "Cosmopolis is as talky as a screwball comedy and as visually wild as only cinema can be. David Cronenberg’s timely dissection of the haves and pseudo masters of the universe features an assured performance from Robert Pattinson as a man who just wants to get a haircut and ends up on an increasingly distracted quest that takes in existential angst, free market economics, a spot of casual murder, romance, sex, a prostate examination and anti-capitalism protests. A truly special work that demands you pay attention all the way, this one will stick in your head for weeks."
  • City Connect: Number 1 Film of 2012! 
  • Art Forum/Amy Taubin: Number 1 film of 2012!
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian: Number 1 film of 2012!
  • Cahiers Du Cinema: 2nd out of 10
  • The Password is a Swordfish: 2nd out of 10
  • Huffington Post: 2nd out of 10
  • Out 1: 2nd out of 13
  • The Film Stage: 3rd out of 10 
  • Philadelphia Weekly: 3rd out of 10
  • Film Capsule: 3rd out of 10 
  • This is Culture: 4th out of 5
  • L Magazine: 4th out of 25
  • Film News (UK): 4th out of 10
  • Phil on Film: 6th out of 10 
  • Some Came Running: 6th out of 25
  • MSN Movies: 6th out of 10
  • Achilles & the Tortoise: 6th out of 10 
  • The Alamo Drafthouse Programmers: 7th out of 10 
  • Smells Life Screen Spirit: 7th out of 10
  • Movie Mezzanine: 7th out of 50
  • White City Cinema: 8th out of 10 "Robert Pattinson excelled as the despicable billionaire whose plight becomes both moving and tragic as the movie inexorably heads to its haunting final shot, an image more emblematic of our times than any other I saw this year."
  • Sight & Sound: 8th out of 10
  • The Bloodshot Eye: 8th out of 20
  • Movie City News: 9th out of 10
  • Arizona Newszap: 9th out of 10 
  • Movie Maker: 9th out of 12
  • Processed Grass: 9th out of 66 "Guess what? I'm not super familiar with Cronenberg's stuff either. I've seen his past couple of recent films, and a while ago I saw Dead Ringers which I really didn't like, but with Cosmopolis I have reason to dig a bit farther back in to his filmography. I did love the talky nature of both this and A Dangerous Method, as a lover of theatre I can admire what happens when a film simply gives its actors a dense script and asks me to take it all in, though what Cronenberg does with his camera, making this confined limo just look so diverse, is much more impressive. There's this tense dichotomy between this safe space and an outer world in turmoil, that makes the collision of the two, both physically and found in Pattinson's performance, all the more intense."
  • The Gerogie Show: 10th out of 10
  • Chicago Reader: 10th out of 10
  • Cinemablend: 10th out of 10
  • Yuppee Mag: 10th out of 10"Cosmopolis as you may have already gathered follows the story of one man, that man is Eric Packer, played by Robert Pattinson in what turns out to be the best performance of his young career by a considerable distance....The movie is buoyed by some fantastic performances; Pattinson has finally sunk his claws into a role whilst Paul Giamatti is fantastic as a former employee of Packers in an incredibly tense end scene."
  • Time Out New York: 10th out of 10
  • Compulsory Internet Presence: 10th out of 10 - "A grand, weird, bold effort even by Cronenberg’s standards, this film is an absolutely mesmerizing adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel.  I could speak here about how timely the film is with its unsparing critique of capitalist society.  Or how Robert Pattinson delivers an astonishingly assured performance that hopefully portends a career full of them."
  • In Review Online: 10th out of 20
  • Screen Crush: 12th out of 20 
  • Slant Magazine: 13th out of 25"From his rolling command center of a white limousine, the WiFi hot spot of the obscenely rich, billionaire Eric Packer (a revelatory Robert Pattinson) is at once linked up to the world and maddeningly removed from it, his personal, untried revolving door granting equal access to wisdom and delusion, personified by the limo's parade of guests. Evoking its director's past aesthetics and bodily interests with cool restraint, Cosmopolis is a wry, stylish nightmare of contemporary disconnect, and an audacious charting of all that crumbles when reality seeps in."
  • NY Film Society: 15th out of 20
  • Film Comment: 15th out of 50
  • The Village Voice: 16th 
  • Indiewire Critics Poll: 18th out of 50
  • Sound on Sight: 20th out of 40 
  • Criterion Corner: 24th out of 25
  • Total Film: 37th out of 50
  • Buzzine: 1 of the top 5 Indie movies"Reading much like a play, where characters stare off into space and seem to be speaking in riddles, Cosmopolis’ stark tones and direction fuse with a surprisingly confident performance from Twilight’s vampiric hunk Robert Pattinson to create yet another intriguing controversial masterpiece from the iconic Cronenberg."
  • The Password is Swordfish: 1 of 2 favorites for 2012"Cosmopolis is a dark, hilarious, yet intensely sobering reminder of the nature of things, and as a film lover, it creates a marriage between DeLillo, Cronenberg, and Pattinson that I would love to see continue."
  • Dread Central: Named Cosmopolis among the top 5 Best of 2012"David Cronenberg's misunderstood character study shows us how the 1% can be the most dangerous creatures of all. Robert Pattinson finally breaks away from those godawful Twilight movies, giving a powerhouse performance as a sociopathic Wall Street tycoon who is truly off his rocker. It's a claustrophic head journey through a class-warfare apocalypse and a step back in the right direction for one of this genre's greatest visionaries. "
  • Shoot the Critic: 1 of 6 in no order - "Robert Pattinson steps up to the challenge of playing the twisted, self-doubting, masochistic, and sexually insatiable protagonist. He has lots of sex, philosophizes on life, gets lectured on art and theory, faces death, kills, and gets half a hair-cut - among other activities, all shot in a typically artificial yet beautiful Cronenberg way."
  • CineTalk: 1 of 10 in no order"David Cronenberg adapts Don DeLillo’s pessimistic novel almost page for page and its tone and intellectual hyperbole is matched by Cronenberg’s cold and arresting visual palette. Robert Pattinson is outstanding in the lead role and Paul Giamatti, who only appears for a short while, delivers one of his most memorable performances."
  • Chicagoist: 1 of 10 in no order
  • TIFF: 1 of 10 best Canadian films of 2012
  • The London Film Review: Number 1 out of 10 most overlooked films of 2012!
  • Badass Digest: 3 out of 10 underrated movies of 2012
  • Cinemablend: 1 of the 12 most unfairly overlooked films of 2012
  • The Film Stage: On a list of overlooked films in 2012"This one’s been stewing in my brain for months, and none of the reflection has tainted this film one bit; if anything, it’s only grown more valuable over time. David Cronenberg’s limousine trip into the damaged perspective of a young, emotionally hollow fat cat — played to perfection by a not-as-advertised Robert Pattinson — can’t really be considered the most accessible work of 2012, but those willing to go with its strange rhythms and mysterious internal logic are bound to get… something. While I think it’s best people make the thing out for themselves by just letting it all sit, those simply hoping for a left-of-center cinematic experience ought to find themselves more than pleased. And that’s without even considering the incredible music of Howard Shore & Metric."
  • Moviefone: On a list of 10 best films you didn't see in 2012
  • TV without Pity: On a list of best films you may have missed"David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson may seem like an unlikely team, but they each benefitted from their partnership. Pattinson got some much-needed acting cred for his darkly funny performance as a Master of the Universe who embarks on a surrealistic journey through the streets of New York, while Cronenberg was able to use his star's box-office power to make this challenging movie his way -- Cosmopolis features some of the most stylish and inventive direction of his career. Considering how well this movie worked out, we wouldn't object to a Cronenberg and Pattinson reunion."
  • The Georgie Show: Most Underrated Film
  • Vancouver Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actress - Sarah Gadon
  • The Film Stage: One of the Best Ensembles of 2012
  • The Password is a Swordfish: 2nd on a list of Best Screenplays - David Cronenberg
  • Processed Grass: 4th out of 5 Top Actors - "[Pattinson] delivers a pitch perfect performance in the role of a detached financial wunderkind. There's a confidence and tragedy to Pattinson's work here, but it's toward the end, as the film's world spirals out of control, that allows Pattinson to show why he belongs on this list and keeps his name as one to continue to monitor moving forward."
  • The Password is a Swordfish: 5th on a list of Best Actors - Robert Pattinson
  • The Village Voice: 6th on a list of Best Directors of 2012 - David Cronenberg
  • The Password is a Swordfish: 7th on a list of Best Directors - David Cronenberg
  • Indiewire Critics Poll: 8th out of 50 Best Ensemble 
  • 24fps: David Cronenberg named Best Director and Pattinson, Best Actor
  • Indiewire Critics Poll: 20th out of 50 Best Director - David Cronenberg
If you live near London, Ontario, Cosmopolis will be shown on March 2nd at 10pm during the Domestic Arrivals Festival. Click HERE to buy tickets and get more info. 

We did extensive coverage on the fantastic Cosmopolis reviews throughout 2012. Revisit those post in the links below!


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