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Year in Review: The 12 Best Short Films of 2012

8. Cost of Living

The Pitch: Two security guards battle a routine security threat at an unusual company.

The Hook: Brandon Routh’s snarky brilliance, red meat for genre geeks and Nebraska jokes for the whole family.

7. Caine’s Arcade

The Pitch: A father uses social media to give his bright, creative son the best day of business in his young life.

The Hook: Overwhelming cuteness, a super cool 9 year old and an intimately fun documentary method.

6. The Hunted and the Hated

The Pitch: A secret recording exposes the NYPD stop-and-frisk program in despicable action.

The Hook: Socially important subject matter, a documentary that goes deeper and unflinching reality.

5. Project S.E.R.A.

The Pitch: A woman and her father are interrogated by a secretive group trying to hide the truth about a dangerous biological weapon.

The Hook: Twisting a tired genre, a tense story told with bullets and a visual celebration of bloody stunt work.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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