2013 Top Ten

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.

TOP TEN
_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

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)

7/10
* 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)

6/10
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) #

5/10
* 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)

4/10
* 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)

3/10
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)

2/10
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)

1/10
A Good Day to Die Hard (J. Moore)
* Wrong Cops (Dupieux).

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SHORTS
8/10
The Green Serpent: Of Vodka, Men and
       Distilled Dreams
(Jaberg) #
Zima (Picchi) #

7/10
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)

6/10
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)

5/10
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)

4/10
Rosemary Jane (Petro)
Un conte de Michel de Montaigne (Straub)

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PERFORMANCES ^
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).