Awards Watch Archive for December, 2013

Critics Top Ten List 2013: Bill Goodykuntz, Arizona Republic

1. 12 Years A Slave 2. Her 3. Stories We Tell 4. Gravity 5. American Hustle 6. Enough Said 7. The Act Of Killing 8. The Wolf Of Wall Street 9. Upstream Color 10. Dallas Buyers Club

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Guy Lodge, In Contention

1. Gravity 2. The Selfish Giant 3. Under The Skin 4. The Immigrant 5. Mother Of George 6. Child’s Pose 7. Tom at the Farm 8. Frances Ha 9. Blue is the Warmest Color 10. The Heat

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

1. Inside Llewyn Davis 2. American Hustle 3. Blue Jasmine 4. Stories We Tell 5. The Great Beauty 6. All Is Lost 7. 12 Years A Slave 8. The Conjuring 9. Before Midnight 10. Spring Breakers

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Robert Greene, Sight & Sound

1. The Act of Killing 2. The Last Station 3. Massive Attack vs Adam Curtis 4. These Birds Walk 5. Sleepless Nights 6. Museum Hours 7. 12 O’Clock Boys 8. Stories We Tell 9. Pablo’s Winter 10. Manakamana 11. Caucus 12. Big Men 13. Sickfuckpeople 14. At Berkeley 15. Cutie and the Boxer 16. The…

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Cheryl Eddy, SF Bay Guardian

1. The Act of Killing 2. 12 Years a Slave 3. Gravity 4. American Hustle 5. Upstream Color 6. Museum Hours 7. Spring Breakers 8. Frances Ha 9. Computer Chess 10. Fruitvale Station

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Rob Christopher, Chicagoist

Alphabetical Amour Before Midnight Blue Jasmine Computer Chess Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater Gravity Like Someone in Love The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology Portrait of Jason 12 Years a Slave

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Jonathan Romney, Film Comment

1. The Great Beauty 2. Upstream Color 3. Camille Claudel 1915 4. The Act of Killing 5. Inside Llewyn Davis 6. Norte, the End of History 7. Exhibition 8. In Bloom 9. The Last Time I Saw Macao 10. Spring Breakers

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Dave Trumbore, Collider

1. This Is the End 2. The World’s End 3. Pacific Rim 4. Man of Steel 5. Monsters University 6. You’re Next 7. The Wolverine 8. Short Term 12 9. Blackfish 10. Getaway

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

1. The Act of Killing 2. Upstream Color 3. Blue is the Warmest Color 4. Inside Llewyn Davis 5. Gravity 6. Borgman 7. Gloria 8. Blue Caprice 9. Death of a Man in the Balkans 10. The Wolf of Wall Street

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Caryn James, James on Screens

1. Her 2. 12 Years a Slave 3. Nebraska 4. Inside Llewyn Davis 5. The Wolf of Wall St. Director Martin Scorsese 6. American Hustle 7. The Invisible Woman 8. The Broken Circle Breakdown 9. Top of the Lake 10. The Selfish Giant

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy

1. Mud 2. Gravity 3. Nebraska 4. The Place Beyond the Pines 5. Saving Mr. Banks 6. Dallas Buyers Club 7. Enough Said 8. Short Term 12 9. Blue Jasmine 10. Fruitvale Station

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Sam Adams, Criticwire

1. Upstream Color 2. 12 Years a Slave 3. Room 237 4. No 5. The Spectacular Now 6. Before Midnight 7. Bastards 8. In a World 9. Crystal Fairy 10. The Wolf of Wall Street

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Anne Thompson, Thompson On Hollywood

1. Gravity 2. Nebraska 3. 12 Years a Slave 4. Captain Phillips 5. Short Term 12 6. Before Midnight 7. Her 8. Enough Said 9. Fruitvale Station 10. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

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Critics Top Ten 2013: Bryce Renninger, indieWIRE

1. Inside Llewyn Davis 2. Her 3. Gasland Part II 4. Cutie and the Boxer 5. After Tiller 6. Blue Jasmine 7. Leviathan 8. The Act of Killing 9. Frances Ha 10. Enough Said

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Peter Knegt, indieWIRE

1. Inside Llewyn Davis 2. Her 3. Before Midnight 4. Frances Ha 5. Gravity 6. Stories We Tell 7. 12 Years a Slave 8. The Act of Killing 9. This is the End 10. Blue is the Warmest Color

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Dana Harris, indieWIRE

Alphabetical 12 Years a Slave The Act of Killing American Hustle Gravity Her Short Term 12 Stories We Tell Sun Don’t Shine Wadjda The Wolf of Wall Street

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Brad Brevet, Rope Of Silicon

1. Her 2. Inside Llewyn Davis 3. Before Midnight 4. Laurence Anyways 5. All Is Lost 6. Lone Survivor 7. The Hunt 8. Side Effects 9. Prisoners 10. Short Term 12

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Michael Medved, The Michael Medved Show

1. American Hustle 2. August: Osage County 3. 12 Years A Slave 4. Gravity 5. Rush 6. Nebraska 7. The Place Beyond the Pines 8. Captain Phillips 9. Monsters University 10. About Time

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Ethan Alter, Movies Without Pity

1. Inside Llewyn Davis 2. Before Midnight 3. Tim’s Vermeer 4. 12 Years a Slave 5. Her 6. Gravity 7. The World’s End 8. Something in the Air 9. Spring Breakers 10. A Hijacking/Captain Phillips

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Critics Top Ten List 2013: Drew McWeeny, Hitfix

1. Her 2. Before Midnight 3. Short Term 12 4. The Wolf Of Wall Street 5. Gravity 6. 12 Years A Slave 7. Spring Breakers 8. Inside Llewyn Davis 9. Stories We Tell 10. Cheap Thrills

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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier