Captain Phillips Tops Kenneth Turan’s Best of List

From the LA Times (he’s not including foreign language films and lists the other films in his top ten in alphabetical order): “Captain Phillips.” Intricate cat-and-mouse doings on a pirate-captured freighter mixing action, character and social conscience....
Posted On 19 Dec 2013

New York Times Critics Name Top Ten of 2013

First up, AO Scott, who definitely needed a top twenty: 1. ‘ Inside Llewyn Davis’ The musical performances — especially from Oscar Isaac, who plays the title character — are hauntingly lovely, and they anchor Joel and Ethan Coen’s exploration, at once mordant and melancholy, of...
Posted On 11 Dec 2013

Ann Hornaday’s Top Movies of 2013

(Thanks Jerry Grant!) Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday’s Top Movies (21 listed): 1. 12 Years a Slave 2. Inside Llewyn Davis 3. Stories We Tell 4. Enough Said 5. All Is Lost 6. Her 7. Gravity 8. Mud 9. Fruitvale Station 10. Frances Ha
Posted On 09 Dec 2013

12 Years a Slave Tops Peter Travers 2013 Top Ten List

And the top ten: 1. 12 Years A Slave 2. Gravity 3. The Wolf of Wall Street 4. Before Midnight 5. Her 6. American Hustle 7. Captain Phillips 8. Nebraska 9. Blue Jasmine 10. Inside Llewyn Davis Travers list last year (Oscar nominees in bold) 1. The Master 2. Zero Dark Thirty 3....
Posted On 05 Dec 2013

Sight&Sound Top 10 of 2013

1. The Act of Killing 2. Gravity 3. Blue Is the Warmest Colour 4. The Great Beauty 5. Frances Ha 6. A Touch of Sin 7. Upstream Color 8. The Selfish Giant 9. Norte, the End of History 10. Stranger by the Lake “The uneasiness it creates in the viewer ranges from the details of its...
Posted On 29 Nov 2013

Top Tens of the Top Tens

Movie City has compiled the full list.  But here is how the year ended up – the top ten films of all of the top ten lists. 7/10 of them ended up being nominated for Best Picture.  Life of Pi is number 12 and Les Miserables is number 27.
Posted On 20 Jan 2013

Best Moments in Film in 2012

In alphabetical order, these are the moments in film in 2012 that moved me greatly. Here are a few words about them. There are SPOILERS — fair warning.   Amour I can’t really remember a more powerful or memorable moment in a film than Jean-Louis Trintignant finding a pigeon...
Posted On 29 Dec 2012

BBC’s Talking Movies Top Ten

Tom Brooks’ Top Ten Films of 2012 – watch the video here.
Posted On 27 Dec 2012

Andrew O’Hehir’s 10 Best Movies of 2012

1. Wuthering Heights If there’s an element of Terrence Malick-like cinematic abstraction and landscape photography to this “Wuthering Heights,” it feels more pre-modern than postmodern, as if it’s trying to dig backward through all the costume-drama adaptations to the physical,...
Posted On 25 Dec 2012

The Atlantic’s Best Films of 2012, Zero Dark Thirty Tops

From The Atlantic: 1. Zero Dark Thirty (accompanying article worth the read) 2. Lincoln 3. Beasts of the Southern Wild 4. The Avengers 5. Moonrise Kingdom 6. The Master 7. Silver Linings Playbook 8. The Cabin in the Woods/Seven Psychopaths 9. Amour 10. Frankenweenie Honorary...
Posted On 19 Dec 2012