2013 Top Ten

22 November 2013

Last updated: 31 December 2013 (added 'All Is Lost').

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* 2013 world-premiere with no UK commercial release
# Documentary

Ratings: 10/9 Among best seen; 9/8 Loved it; 8/7 Really liked it; 7/6 Liked it; 6/5 Indifferent; 5/4 Disliked it; 4/3 Strongly disliked it; 3/2 Hated it; 2/1 Among worst seen.

_1. * Stray Dogs (Tsai) 9/10
_2. * Story of My Death (Serra) 9/10
_3. The Great Beauty (Sorrentino) 8/10
_4. Beyond the Hills (Mungiu) 8/10
_5. Leviathan (Castaing-Taylor/Paravel) # 8/10
_6. Gravity (Cuarón) 8/10
_7. * Workers (Valle) 8/10
_8. * Eastern Boys (Campillo) 8/10
_9. A Stoker (Balabanov) 8/10
10. * Before You Know It (Raval) # 8/10

Before Midnight (Linklater)
* A Bouquet of Cactus (Llorca)
* El Futuro (Carrasco)
* El Rayo (Araújo/de Nova)
* The Last of the Unjust (Lanzmann) #
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the
       House of God
(Gibney) #
Silence (Collins)

* The Adventures of Cat-Eyed Lily (Boix)
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Lowney)
Antiviral (Cronenberg) 
Blackfish (Cowperthwaite) #
Blue is the Warmest Colour (Kechiche)
Breath of the Gods: A Journey to the Origins of
       Modern Yoga
(Schmidt-Garre) #
Call Girl (Marcimain)
The Comedian (Schkolnik)
Compliance (Zobel)
* Costa da Morte (Patiño) #
* Diego Star (Pelletier)
* The Dirties (Johnson)
* Disappearing Landscape (Todorovic)
* Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (Klinger) #
Enough Said (Holofcener)
* Exhibition (Hogg)
Frances Ha (Baumbach)
Future My Love (Borg) #
Gloria (Lelio)
The Great Hip Hop Hoax (Finlay) #
A Hijacking (Lindholm)
* The Immigrant (Gray)
In the Fog (Loznitsa)
* Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen/Coen)
* Karaoke Girl (Vichit-Vadakan)
* La Paz (Loza)
Les Invisibles (Lifshitz) #
Lincoln (Spielberg)
* Locke (Knight)
Longing For the Rain (Yang)
* Manakamana (Spray/Velena) #
* Master of the Universe (Bauder) #
Mud (Nichols)
* Natan (Duane/Cairns) #
Nebraska (Payne)
No (Larrain)
Our Children (Lafosse)
* Our Sunhi (Hong)
Paradise: Love (Seidl)
* Pays Barbare (Gianikian/Ricchi Lucchi) #
* Phantom (Soler)
Piper Alpha: Fire in the Night (Wonke) #
A River Changes Course (Mam) #
Resolution (Benson/Moorhead)
* Roxanne (Hotea)
* The Sad Smell of Flesh (Arteaga Rozas)
* Sense of Humor (Canto)
Short Term 12 (Cretton)
Side Effects (Soderbergh)
* The Stranger By the Lake (Guiraudie)
* Taller de flamenco (Camacho) #
* Taşkafa, Stories of the Street (Zimmerman) #
This Is the End (Goldberg/Rogen)
* Three Landscapes (Hutton) #
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (Hyams)
Utopia (Pilger/Lowery) #
* Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (Côté)
Village at the End of the World (Gavron) #
Wadjda (al-Mansour)
* Wajma (An Afghan Love Story) (Akram)
* We Are the Best! (Moodysson)
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (Gibney) #
White Elephant (Trapero)

All Is Lost (Chandor)
Anák Araw (Lumbera)
* Bastards (Denis)
Behind the Candelabra (Soderbergh)
Blue Jasmine (Allen)
Caesar Must Die (Taviani/Taviani) #
* Cherry Pie (Merz)
Cloud Atlas (Tykwer/Wachowski/Wachowski)
Computer Chess (Bujalski)
The Conjuring (Wan)
* Dark Matter (D'Anolfi/Parenti) #
* Dignity (Fotopoulos)
The Deep (Kormákur)
* Distant (Yang)
* Dummy Jim (Hulse)
* Fata Morgana (Schreiner)
Flight (Zemeckis)
* From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf (Anand/Sukumaran) #
* Gold (Arslan)
* Grand Central (Zlotowski)
* Hélio Oiticica (Oiticica Filho) #
In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in the
       Life of Saul Leiter
(Leach) #
Hors Satan (Dumont)
* Houston (Günther)
Hummingbird (Knight)
* The Last Match (Hens)
Les Miserables (Hooper)
* The Meteor (Delisle)
The Moo Man (Heathcote) #
* The Mute (Vega/Vega)
* My Fathers, My Mother and Me (Robert) #
Neighbouring Sounds (Mendonça Filho)
* Night Moves (Reichardt)
Paradise: Faith (Seidl)
Paradise: Hope (Seidl)
* Pioneer (Skjoldbjærg)
Populaire (Roinsard)
* Sacro GRA (Rosi) #
* Salma (Longinotto) #
* Salvo (Grassadonia/Piazza)
* Soldier Jane (Hoesl)
* A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (Rivers/Russell)
Spring Breakers (Korine)
* The Strange Little Cat (Zürcher)
* Sto lyko (Koutsospyrou/Hughes) #
* Time Goes By Like a Roaring Lion (Hartmann) #
To the Wonder (Malick)
* Tom at the Farm (Dolan)
What Maisie Knew (McGehee/Siegel)
* When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (Porumboiu)
The World's End (Wright)
World War Z (Forster)
* Yumen (Sniadecki/Xiang/Ruotao) #

* 12 Years a Slave (McQueen)
* 10,000 Nights in Nowhere (Salazar)
* 3X3D (Greenaway/Godard/Pera)
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (Lowery)
* American Hustle (Russell)
* Árboles (Los Hijos) #
Broken City (Allen)
Bullhead (Roskam)
Captain Phillips (Greengrass)
* Circles (Golubovic)
* The Congress (Folman)
Django Unchained (Tarantino)
Everybody Has a Plan (Piterbarg)
* Fair Wind - Notes of a Traveller (Weigel) #
* Fading Gigolo (Turturro)
A Field in England (Wheatley)
* Gare du Nord (Simon)
* How to Disappear Completely (Martin)
The Iceman (Vromen)
* Il Futuro (Scherson)
I'm So Excited (Almódovar)
* Jimmy P. (Desplechin)
* The Kids From the Port (Morais)
Like Someone in Love (Kiarostami)
A Long Way from Home (Gilbert)
* Magpie (Price)
Maniac (Khalfoun)
* Mary Queen of Scots (Imbach)
* Medeas (Pallaoro)
* My Dog Killer (Fornay)
* Only Lovers Left Alive (Jarmusch)
* Paris Countdown (Marie)
* Penumbra (Villanueva)
* The Rambler (Reeder)
The Selfish Giant (Barnard)
The Spirit of '45 (Loach)
Star Trek Into Darkness (Abrams)
* The Stone (Cho)
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (Meadows)
Trance (Boyle)
* Une histoire seule (Fructoso)
* The Unity of All Things (Carver/Schmidt)
Upstream Color (Carruth)
The Way, Way Back (Faxon/Rash)
Wreck-It Ralph (R. Moore)

* Backwater (Aoyama)
Bullet to the Head (Hill)
* Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay (Gilsenan) #
Elysium (Blomkamp)
The Impossible (Bayona)
Kelly + Victor (Evans)
Mama (Muschietti)
* Sanctuary (Edfeldt)
Something In the Air (Assayas)
Song for Marion (Williams)
Stoker (Park)
* The Ugly One (Baudelaire)

The Bling Ring (Coppola)
Bula Quo! (St. Paul)
Diana (Hirschbiegel)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Chu)
Gangster Squad (Fleischer)
The Great Gatsby (Luhrmann)
* Joys of Cadiz (Pelayo)
* Magic Magic (Silva)
Pacific Rim (Del Toro)
Parker (Hackford)
Post Tenebras Lux (Reygadas)
* The Sea (Brown)

After Earth (Shyamalan)
Dead Man Down (Arden Oplev)
* The Fifth Gospel of Kaspar Hauser (Gracia)
For Those in Peril (Wright)
Hitchcock (Gervasi)
* Killing Season (Johnson)
* La Última Película (Martin/Peranson);
Man of Steel (Snyder)
* Noche (Brzezicki)
Only God Forgives (Winding Refn)
Pain & Gain (Bay)
The Place Beyond the Pines (Cianfrance)
* We Are the Freaks (Edgar)
Zero Dark Thirty (Bigelow)

A Good Day to Die Hard (J. Moore)
* Wrong Cops (Dupieux).

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The Green Serpent: Of Vodka, Men and
       Distilled Dreams
(Jaberg) #
Zima (Picchi) #

Aningaaq (Cuarón)
Buffalo Death Mask (Holboom) #
Butter Lamp (Hu)
The Case (Stenbom)
Democracia (Cobeaga)
The End (Sichez)
Exland (Gleize)
Gibraltar (Salmon) #
Morning (Brady)
Nashorn im galopp (Schmitt)
Plug and Play (Frei)
Redemption (Gomes)
Stay the Same (Firth)
Suddenly Last Summer (Maki-Jussila)
That I'm Falling? (Williams)
The Trick Case (Atkins)
Tryouts (Casares)
Two Islands (Ijäs)
What Fire Brought to Me (Villar Rojas)
Ziegenort (Popakul)

Audition (Byington)
Cut Out (Payne)
During the Day My Vision is Perfect (Ramírez Pérez)
The End of Walnut Grove (Eckhard/Fiala/Fiala/Haidl)
The Foxes (Sworn)
From My Shadow Collection (Reekie) #
The King's Body (Rodrigues)
Let Us Persevere In What We Know
       Before We Forget
(Russell) #
Listening to the Space in My Room (Beavers) #
Los Andes (Cociña)
The New World (Novaczek)
Pettring (Séren)
A Tale of Two Ships (Gathe)
Though I Know the River is Dry (Hamilton)

Attesa di un'estate (frammenti di vita trascorsa) (Santini)
Fishcakes and Cocaine (Nevill)
Le tableau (Archand)
Mahjong (Rodrigues/Guerra da Mata)
Orbit Ever After (Stone)
Seen Never Seen (Tonacci)
Sorcière japonaise (Grunfelder)

Rosemary Jane (Petro)
Un conte de Michel de Montaigne (Straub)

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of 2013 productions

Leading Male
1. Toni Servillo (The Great Beauty)
2. Lee Kang-Sheng (Stray Dogs)
3. Vicenç Altaió (Story of My Death)
4. James Gandolfini (Enough Said)
5. Pedro Casablanc (A Bouquet of Cactus)
...and, including 2012 productions* Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge); Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight); Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips); Edward Hogg* (The Comedian); Isaka Sawadogo (Diego Star); Olivier Rabourdin (Eastern Boys); Hassan Ben Oudra (El Rayo); Liam Gillick (Exhibition); Denzel Washington (Flight); Joaquin Phoenix (The Immigrant); Daniel Day-Lewis* (Lincoln); Lisandro Rodríguez (La Paz); Tom Hardy (Locke); Matthew McConaughey* (Mud); Tye Sheridan* (Mud); Alfredo Rodriguez (The Sad Smell of Flesh); Jude Law (Side Effects).

Leading Female
1. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said)
2. Paulina García (Gloria)
3. Pierrette Robitaille (Vic + Flo Saw a Bear)
4. Viviane Albertine (Exhibition)
5. Brie Larson (Short Term 12)
...and, including 2012 productions* Ana Adams (The Adventures of Cat-Eyed Lily); Julie Delpy (Before Midnight); Cosmina Stratan* (Beyond the Hills); Cristina Flutur* (Beyond the Hills); Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour); Lolita Chammah (Cherry Pie); Greta Gerwig* (Frances Ha); Sandra Bullock (Gravity); Sa Sittijun (Karaoke Girl); Siyuan Zhao (Longing For the Rain); Jeong Yu-mi (Our Sunhi); Margarethe Tiesel (Paradise: Love); Maryline Canto (Sense of Humour); Joanna Orsini-Rosenberg (Soldier Jane); Romane Bohringer (Vic + Flo Saw a Bear); Waad Mohammad* (Wadjda); Diana Avramut (When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism).

Supporting Male
1. Daniil Vorobyov (Eastern Boys)
2. Marc-André Grondin (Vic + Flo Saw a Bear)
3. Samson Dajczman (Sense of Humour)
4. James Franco (Spring Breakers)
5. Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back)
...and, including 2012 productions* José Gimeno (The Adventures of Cat-Eyed Lily); Rob Lowe (Behind the Candelabra); Niels Arestrup* (Our Children); Tahar Rahim* (Our Children); Antoine Chappey (Sense of Humour); Jonah Hill (This Is the End).

Supporting Female
1. Marie Brassard (Vic + Flo Saw a Bear)
2. Sabrina Ferilli (The Great Beauty)
3. Chiara Mastroianni (Bastards)
4. Catherine Keener (Enough Said)
5. Natalie Dormer (A Long Way From Home)
...and, including 2012 productions* Pernilla August* (Call Girl); Ann Dowd* (Compliance); Toni Collette (The Way Way Back); Mickey Sumner* (Frances Ha); Reese Witherspoon* (Mud); Émilie Dequenne* (Our Children); Toni Collette (The Way Way Back); Julianne Moore* (What Maisie Knew); Martina Gusman* (White Elephant).