Best Films of 2013

1. Mud

2. All Is Lost

3. Captain Phillips

4. Prisoners

5. Gravity

6. Side Effects

7. Simon Killer

8. The Place Beyond the Pines

9. Don Jon

10. 12 Years a Slave


1. The Counselor

2. The Lone Ranger

3. Only God Forgives

Best Films (Thus Far) of 2012

1. Compliance

2. Moonrise Kingdom

3. Lawless

4. Wake in Fright

5. Paperboy

6. Chronicle

7. Bernie

8. Flight

9. Skyfall



1. Magic Mike

2. John Carter

Best Films (Thus Far) of 2011*

1. Drive

2. Warrior

3. The Help

4. The Debt

5. Bridesmaids

6. Thirteen Assassins (Japan)

7. Limitless

8. Win Win

9. Take My Eyes (Spain)

10. Source Code

11. A bout portant (Point Blank, France)

12. Come Undone (Italy, 2010)

13. The Housemaid (S. Korea)


1. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

2. I Saw the Devil (S. Korea)

3. Dream Home (Hong Kong)

4. Wrecked (Canada-U.S.)

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life”

MOST OVERRATED: Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris”


1. Arthur

2. The Tourist

3. Dream House

4. Straw Dogs

5. The Rite

6. Cowboys & Aliens

7. Just Go with It

8. Hall Pass

9. Paul


* Some of these titles are from 2010, but only found U.S. distribution this year.

Best Picture:

Best Actor: Paul Giamatti (“Win Win”)

Best Actress: Jennifer Chastain (“Tree of Life,” “The Debt,” “The Help”)

Supporting Actor: Nick Nolte (“Warrior”)

Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (“The Help”)

Best Cinematography: Drive

Best Screenplay

Best Director

Best Foreign Film: Thirteen Assassins

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