A Year In Review: Top 10 Movies of 2013: Critics’ Round-up

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A Year In Review: Top 10 Movies of 2013: Critics’ Round-up

Following on from our own Top 10 Movies list posted up last week, we asked a selection of respected film critics, cinephiles and industry representatives to compile their own Top 10 lists for a round-up of the year’s best films.

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Adam Batty (Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second) (Twitter)

1. Frances Ha (Dir. Noah Baumbach)

2. Blue is the Warmest Colour (Dir. Abdellatif Kechiche)

3. To the Wonder (Dir. Terrence Malick)

4. Camille Claudel 1915 (Dir. Bruno Dumont)

5. The Canyons (Dir. Paul Schrader)

6. Computer Chess (Dir. Andrew Bujalski)

7. Upstream Colour (Dir. Shane Carruth)

8. The Bling Ring (Dir. Sofia Coppola)

9. Inside Llewyn Davis (Dir. Joel Coen + Ethan Coen)

10. Stoker (Dir. Chan-Wook Park)

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Danny Leigh (Guardian / Film 2013) (Twitter)

1. Spring Breakers (Dir. Harmony Korine)

2. I Wish (Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda)

3. The Act of Killing (Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer)

4. Gravity (Dir. Alfonso Cuaron)

5. All Is Lost (Dir. J. C. Chandor)

6. Only God Forgives (Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)

7. Silence (Dir. Pat Collins)

8. Leviathan (Dir. Lucien Castaing-Taylor + Véréna Paravel)

9. The Wall (Dir. Julian Pölsler)

10. The Counsellor (Dir. Ridley Scott)

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Michael Ewins (Vérité) (Twitter)

1. Before Midnight (Dir. Richard Linklater)

2. The Great Beauty (Dir. Paolo Sorrentino)

3. Museum Hours (Dir. Jem Cohen)

4. The Wall (Dir. Julian Pölsler)

5. Only God Forgives (Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)

6. Post Tenebras Lux (Dir. Carlos Reygadas)

7. Neighbouring Sounds (Kleber Mendonça Filho)

8. I Wish (Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda)

9. Frances Ha (Dir. Noah Baumbach)

10. Computer Chess (Dir. Andrew Bujalski)

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Chris Haydon (Filmoria) (Twitter)

1. Captain Phillips (Dir. Paul Greengrass)

2. Short Term 12 (Dir. Destin Cretton)

3. Blue is the Warmest Colour (Dir. Abdellatif Kechiche)

4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Dir. Francis Lawrence)

5. The Selfish Giant (Dir. Clio Barnard)

6. Gravity (Dir. Alfonso Cuaron)

7. Don Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)

8. Spring Breakers (Dir. Harmony Korine)

9. Prisoners (Dir. Denis Villeneuve)

10. Blackfish (Dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite)

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Matt Mansfield (Dazed) (Twitter)

1. Drug War (Dir. Johnnie To)

2. Computer Chess (Dir. Andrew Bujalski)

3. Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (Dir. Hong Sang-soo)

4. The Bling Ring (Dir. Sofia Coppola)

5. Spring Breakers (Dir. Harmony Korine)

6. Leviathan (Dir. Lucien Castaing-Taylor + Véréna Paravel)

7. Passion (Dir. Brian De Palma)

8. Side Effects (Dir. Steven Soderbergh)

9. The Great Gatsby (Dir. Baz Luhrmann)

10. To The Wonder (Dir. Terrence Malick)

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Sam Inglis (24 Frames Per Second) (Twitter)

1. Stoker (Dir. Chan-Wook Park)

2. Before Midnight (Dir. Richard Linklater)

3. What Richard Did (Dir. Lenny Abrahamson)

4. Beyond The Hills (Dir. Cristian Mungiu)

5. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow)

6. In The House (Dir. François Ozon)

7. Wadjda (Dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour)

8. Antiviral (Dir. Brandon Cronenberg)

9. Frozen (Dir. Chris Buck + Jennifer Lee)

10. Stories We Tell (Dir. Sarah Polley)

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Tom Grieve (Tusk Journal) (Twitter)

1. Spring Breakers (Dir. Harmony Korine)

2. Museum Hours (Dir. Jem Cohen)

3. Like Someone In Love (Dir. Abbas Kiarostami)

4. Frances Ha (Dir. Noah Baumbach)

5. Computer Chess (Dir. Andrew Bujalski)

6. Leviathan (Dir. Lucien Castaing-Taylor + Véréna Paravel)

7. The Counsellor (Dir. Ridley Scott)

8. Drug War (Dir. Johnnie To)

9. Upstream Colour (Dir. Shane Carruth)

10. Before Midnight (Dir. Richard Linklater)

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Adam Scovell (Celluloid Wicker Man) (Twitter)

1. Silence (Dir. Pat Collins)

2. Only God Forgives (Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)

3. Beyond The Hills (Dir. Cristian Mungiu)

4. Computer Chess (Dir. Andrew Bujalski)

5. Camille Claudel 1915 (Dir. Bruno Dumont)

6. Like Someone In Love (Dir. Abbas Kiarostami)

7. A Field In England (Dir. Ben Wheatley)

8. In The Fog (Dir. Sergei Loznitsa)

9. Simon Killer (Dir. Antonio Campos)

10. Me and You (Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci)

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Christina Newland (The Betamax Revolt) (Twitter)

1. The Great Beauty (Dir. Paolo Sorrentino)

2. The Act of Killing (Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer)

3. Spring Breakers (Dir. Harmony Korine)

4. The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears (Dir. Bruno Forzani + Helene Cattet)

5. Blue Jasmine (Dir. Woody Allen)

6. Django Unchained (Dir. Quentin Tarantino)

7. Mud (Dir. Jeff Nichols)

8. Lore (Dir. Cate Shortland)

9. Gravity (Dir. Alfonso Cuaron)

10. Stoker (Dir. Chan-Wook Park)

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James Rocarols (Website) (Twitter)

1. Upstream Colour (Dir. Shane Carruth)

2. Like Someone In Love (Dir. Abbas Kiarostami)

3. Silence (Dir. Pat Collins)

4. Leviathan (Dir. Lucien Castaing-Taylor + Véréna Paravel)

5. Blue is the Warmest Colour (Dir. Abdellatif Kechiche)

6. The Act of Killing (Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer)

7. Hors Satan (Dir. Bruno Dumont)

8. Neighbouring Sounds (Kleber Mendonça Filho)

9. Gravity (Dir. Alfonso Cuaron)

10. A Field In England (Dir. Ben Wheatley)

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Samuel Wigley (BFI) (Twitter)

(In Alphabetical Order…)

1. Blue Jasmine (Dir. Woody Allen)

2. Computer Chess (Dir. Andrew Bujalski)

3. Gimme The Loot (Dir. Adam Leon)

4. Gravity (Dir. Alfonso Cuaron)

5. Hors Satan (Dir. Bruno Dumont)

6. Like Someone In Love (Dir. Abbas Kiarostami)

7. Lincoln (Dir. Steven Spielberg)

8. Neighbouring Sounds (Kleber Mendonça Filho)

9. Post Tenebras Lux (Dir. Carlos Reygadas)

10. Something in the Air (Dir. Olivier Assayas)

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Neil McGlone (Website) (Twitter)

(In No Particular Order…)

1. Short Term 12 (Dir. Destin Cretton)

2. Leviathan (Dir. Lucien Castaing-Taylor + Véréna Paravel)

3. Leones (Dir. Jazmín López)

4. We Are The Best (Dir. Lukas Moodysson)

5. Upstream Colour (Dir. Shane Carruth)

6. Blue Is The Warmest Colour (Dir. Abdellatif Kechiche)

7. Stories We Tell (Dir. Sarah Polley)

8. Neighbouring Sounds (Kleber Mendonça Filho)

9. Blue Ruin (Dir. Jeremy Saulnier)

10. Ida (Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski)

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Anton Bitel (RantBit(Twitter)

1. The Great Beauty (Dir. Paolo Sorrentino)

2. Museum Hours (Dir. Jem Cohen)

3. The King of Pigs (Dir. Yeon Sang-ho)

4. Computer Chess (Dir. Andrew Bujalski)

5. The Gatekeepers (Dir. Dror Moreh)

6. American Mary (Dir. Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska)

7. Antiviral (Dir. Brandon Cronenberg)

8. The Wall (Dir. Julian Pölsler)

9. Frances Ha (Dir. Noah Baumbach)

10. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow)

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More still to come …

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