• This dog won’t hunt: Darling Companion, among the year’s worst movies

This week, to augment the Photo Issue, Ben Sachs, Drew Hunt, and I are calling our favorite films of the year. If you’re a sucker for this sort of year-end blather, check out the Bleader for our 2012 genre picks (animation, human-interest doc, comedy, political doc, sci-fi/fantasy movie, action/suspense movie, horror movie), plus the year’s best revival and the worst of 2012.