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Captain Phillips Tops Kenneth Turan’s Best of List

Captain Phillips Tops Kenneth Turan’s Best of List

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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. “American Hustle.” David O. Russell and familiar faces Adams, Bale, Cooper & Lawrence take a scam story to the limit and beyond. “Frances Ha.” Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig present the joys and…

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New York Times Critics Name Top Ten of 2013

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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 the early-’60s New York folk scene. A ballad of bad luck and squandered talent that already seems, like the music it celebrates, to have been around…

Ann Hornaday’s Top Movies of 2013

Ann Hornaday’s Top Movies of 2013

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(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

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12 Years a Slave Tops Peter Travers 2013 Top Ten List

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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. Beasts of the Southern Wild 4. Lincoln 5. Argo 6. Silver Linings Playbook 7. Life of Pi…

Sight&Sound Top 10 of 2013

Sight&Sound Top 10 of 2013

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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 Chabrolian tale of deathly desire to its puzzling sexual politics. Never have scrotums been…

Top Tens of the Top Tens

Top Tens of the Top Tens

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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.

Best Moments in Film in 2012

Best Moments in Film in 2012

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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 in his apartment. With his beloved, dying wife all but gone, the pigeon signifies letting go. It is the thing about…

BBC’s Talking Movies Top Ten

BBC’s Talking Movies Top Ten

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Tom Brooks’ Top Ten Films of 2012 – watch the video here.

Andrew O’Hehir’s 10 Best Movies of 2012

Andrew O’Hehir’s 10 Best Movies of 2012

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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, elemental truths of life and love on the frigid moors of Yorkshire. As a visual and sensual out-of-body experience (mention must go to Robbie Ryan, Arnold’s amazing cinematographer), no other…

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

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

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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 mention: Argo, Brave, Compliance, The Dark Knight Rises, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Looper, Les Miserables, Rust and Bone, Rise of the Guardians, The Sessions, Skyfall…