Our Top 10 Lists of 2013

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Re: Our Top 10 Lists of 2013

Postby ITALIANO » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:27 am

Johnny Guitar wrote:2. The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino)



I love what you wrote about this one. You gave the move what it deserved.

I actually love what you wrote about the other movies, too - amd now I am really curious to see them. And to be honest I kind of loved what you wrote about the only one which - except for the Sorrentino - I have actually seen. I don't exactly agree with you (and number 1 is probably a bit too much), but I can see your point. And - last bit not least - I'd love to know what you think about Blue is the Warmest Color, which isn't in your top 11, so I guess you didn't really appreciate it. But why?

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Re: Our Top 10 Lists of 2013

Postby Johnny Guitar » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:12 pm

Top eleven films of the year. Still plenty left to see, but this was my personal cut-off to put a list out on the Internets.

1. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
2. The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino)
3. Bastards (Claire Denis)
4. Upstream Color (Shane Carruth)
5. Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski)
6. Student (Darezhan Omirbayev)
7. Museum Hours (Jem Cohen)
8. Neighboring Sounds (Kleber Mendonça Filho)
9. Sun Don't Shine (Amy Seimetz)
10. The Girl from Nowhere (Jean-Claude Brisseau)
11. A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhang Ke)

I have seen Her, The Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Gravity, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, Tabu, Frances Ha, and Drug War, among others.

I have more commentary here if anyone is curious - http://elusivelucidity.blogspot.com/201 ... s-end.html

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Re: Our Top 10 Lists of 2013

Postby Uri » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:24 am

ksrymy wrote:Well, The Wolf of Wall Street had a nice two-day reign as my best film of the year until Nebraska came along. I'll post a small review later.


Your amplifier does go up to 11, doesn't it?

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Postby ksrymy » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:59 pm

Well, The Wolf of Wall Street had a nice two-day reign as my best film of the year until Nebraska came along. I'll post a small review later.
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Re: Our Top 10 Lists of 2013

Postby ksrymy » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:59 am

Bog wrote:
ksrymy wrote:The Not Top Ten (sponsored by antacid, dramamine, and ibuprofen)

02. The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola)
03. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)


I don't mean any offense and enjoy the incredibly wide ranging views on films intelligently debated on this board...but I simply cannot figure this one out...

I hate just about everything Sofia Coppola has done post Virgin Suicides. The film drags, is terribly unfunny, and the script is awful.

I guess I went into Spring Breakers expecting another great work like Gummo. The film would have been fine, but James Franco ruins every single film he is in. The film was visually fun, but, God, if I didn't want to throw up after seeing it. It's just not my cup of tea. Also, I guarantee you other films like A Madea Christmas and Razzie-worthy films would weed these films out of my not top ten, but there's zero chance I would see those films, so I cannot make a fair judgment.
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Re: Our Top 10 Lists of 2013

Postby Bog » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:42 pm

ksrymy wrote:The Not Top Ten (sponsored by antacid, dramamine, and ibuprofen)

02. The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola)
03. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)


I don't mean any offense and enjoy the incredibly wide ranging views on films intelligently debated on this board...but I simply cannot figure this one out...

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Re: Our Top 10 Lists of 2013

Postby Eric » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:07 pm

01. Her (Spike Jonze)
02. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)
03. Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel)
04. Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
05. Room 237 (Rodney Ascher)
06. Museum Hours (Jem Cohen)
07. Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski)
08. Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan & Joel Coen)
09. Bastards (Claire Denis)
10. Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygada)

And, the anti-top 10:

01. Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
02. Carrie (Kimberly Peirce)
03. Dallas Buyers Club (Jean-Marc Vallée)
04. Diana (Oliver Hirschbiegel)
05. Salinger (Shane Salerno)
06. Saving Mr. Banks (John Lee Hancock)
07. Escape from Tomorrow (Randy Moore)
08. Safe Haven (Lasse Hallström)
09. The Hangover Part III (Todd Phillips)
10. The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann)

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Re: Our Top 10 Lists of 2013

Postby Greg » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:34 pm

ksrymy wrote:01. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)


I'd like to see you and dws debate this one.
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Re: Our Top 10 Lists of 2013

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:15 am

Whilst it is too early to compile a top 10 for 2013 I will provide the list that I submitted to the Senses of Cinema website for their annual poll. Essentially this list are the top 10 films I have seen from late December 2012 to late December 2013 and gives a hint of some titles that are likely to appear in my final list.

1. Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013)
2. Nebraska (Alexander Payne, 2013)
3. Behind the Candelabra (Steven Soderbergh, 2013)
4. Like Father, Like Son (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2013)
5. Paradies: Glaube (Paradise: Faith, Ulrich Seidl, 2012)
6. Call Girl (Mikael Marcimain, 2012)
7. Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (Nicholas D. Wrathall, 2013)
8. Penance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2012)
9. L'inconnu du lac (Stranger by the Lake, Alain Guiraudie, 2013)
10. Sightseers (Ben Wheatley, 2012)
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Re: Our Top 10 Lists of 2013

Postby ksrymy » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:37 pm

Subject to change many times

01. Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
02. Her (Spike Jonze)
03. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)
04. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (Abdellatif Kechiche)
05. Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
06. The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg)
07. Upstream Color (Shane Carruth)
08. Room 237 (Rodney Ascher)
09. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
10. Short Term 12 (Destin Cretton)

11. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer)
12. Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski)
13. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
14. Blackfish (Gabriela Cowperthwaite)
15. The Spectacular Now (James Ponsoldt)

The Not Top Ten (sponsored by antacid, dramamine, and ibuprofen)

01. Escape from Tomorrow (Randy Moore)
02. The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola)
03. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)
04. As I Lay Dying (James Franco)
05. Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn)
06. Crystal Fairy (Sebastián Silva)
07. Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel)
08. Oblivion (Joseph Kosinski)
09. The Place Beyond the Pines (Derek Cianfrance)
10. Parkland (Peter Landesman)
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Our Top 10 Lists of 2013

Postby anonymous1980 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:44 am

I thought this year I'd try something different. It was a banner for Filipino cinema. A ton of really interesting Filipino independent films and quite a few mainstream releases have stepped up their games this year so I'm actually doing SEPARATE lists for Filipino films and films I've seen from the rest of the world. I still have a whole lot to see though so these lists are not yet final.

COMBINED TOP 10 LIST:
01. Norte, The End of History (Lav Diaz)
02. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer)
03. The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino)
04. Gravity (Alfonso Cuaron)
05. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)
06. Transit (Hannah Espia)
07. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
08. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
09. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel Coen/Ethan Coen)
10. The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-Wai)

FILIPINO FILMS:
01. Norte, The End of History (Lav Diaz) - A
02. Transit (Hannah Espia) - A
03. Sana Dati (Jerrold Tarog) - A-
04. Aparisyon (Vincent Sandoval) - A-
05. Boy Golden: The Arturo Porcuna Story (Chito S. Rono) - B+
06. Ekstra (The Bit Player) (Jeffrey Jeturian) - B+
07. How to Disappear Completely (Raya Martin) - B+
08. Mga Anino ng Kahapon (Alvin Yapan) - B+
09. OTJ: On the Job (Erik Matti) - B+
10. Quick Change (Eduardo Roy Jr.) - B+
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Debosyon (Alvin Yapan) - B+
Rekorder (Mikhail Red) - B
Ang Alamat ni China Doll (Adolfo Alix Jr.) - B
Lauriana (Mel Chionglo) - B
Dukit (Armando Lao) - B
Amor y Muerte (Cesar M. Evangelista) - B
The Guerilla is a Poet (Kiri Dalena/Siri Dalena) - B
Kung Fu Divas (Onat Diaz) - B
10,000 Hours (Joyce Bernal) - B-
Ang Turkey Man Ay Pabo Din (Randolph Longjas) - B-
Sapi (Brillante Mendoza) - C
The Diplomat Hotel (Christopher Ad. Castillo) - C

THE REST OF THE WORLD:
01. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer) - A
02. The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino) - A
03. Gravity (Alfonso Cuaron) - A
04. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese) - A
05. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach) - A
06. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater) - A
07. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel Coen/Ethan Coen) - A-
08. The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-Wai) - A-
09. American Hustle (David O. Russell) - A-
10. Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor/Verena Paravel) - A-
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To The Wonder (Terrence Malick) - A-
All is Lost (J.C. Chandor) - A-
Blue Is The Warmest Color (Adellatif Kichiche) - A-
Frozen (Chris Buck/Jennifer Lee) - A-
Neighboring Sounds (Kleber Mendonça Filho) - A-
Mud (Jeff Nichols) - A-
Ilo-Ilo (Anthony Chen) - A-
Harmony Lessons (Emir Baigazin) - A-
Museum Hours (Jem Cohen) - A-
Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro) - A-
The Conjuring (James Wan) - A-
The Square (Jehane Boujaim) - A-
Ernest & Celestine (Stephane Aubier/Vincent Patard/Benjamin Renner) - B+
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen) - B+
Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine) - B+
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Francis Lawrence) - B+
The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg) - B+
The Place Beyond the Pines (Derek Cianfrance) - B+
Blackfish (Gabriela Cowperthwaite) - B+
The Way, Way Back (Nat Faxon/Jim Rash) - B+
The Missing Picture (Rithy Panh) - B+
Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass) - B+
Monsters University (Dan Scanlon) - B+
The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola) - B+
Heli (Amat Escalante) - B+
Stoker (Chan-wook Park) - B+
Rush (Ron Howard) - B+
Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh) - B+
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) - B+
Iron Man Three (Shane Black) - B+
Metro Manila (Sean Ellis) - B+
Star Trek Into Darkness (J.J. Abrams) - B+
Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley) - B
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Peter Jackson) - B
The Rocket (Kim Mordaunt) - B
Lone Survivor (Peter Berg) - B
Ender's Game (Gavin Hood) - B
Evil Dead (Fede Alvarez) - B
Prisoners (Denis Villenueve) - B
This Is The End (Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg) - B
You're Next (Adam Wingard) - B
The Terror Live (Byeong-woo Kim) - B
Oz: The Great and Powerful (Sam Raimi) - B
World War Z (Marc Forster) - B
The Wolverine (James Mangold) - B
Mama (Andre Muschietti) - B
Lee Daniels' The Butler (Lee Daniels) - B
Thor: The Dark World (Alan Taylor) - B-
Trance (Danny Boyle) - B-
Elysium (Neil Blomkamp) - B-
Oblivion (Joseph Kosinski) - B-
Fast & Furious 6 (Justin Lin) - B-
Despicable Me 2 (Chris Renaud/Pierre Chaffin) - B-
The Croods (Kirk DeMicco/Chris Sanders) - B-
Warm Bodies (Jonathan Levine) - B-
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) - C+
Upstream Color (Shane Carruth) - C+
The Counselor (Ridley Scott) - C+
Carrie (Kimberly Peirce) - C+
The Heat (Paul Feig) - C+
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Cody Cameron/Kris Pearn) - C+
Man of Steel (Zack Snyder) - C+
Crystal Fairy (Sebastian Silva) - C+
Now You See Me (Louis Letterier) - C+
Epic (Chris Wedge) - C+
Jack the Giant Slayer (Bryan Singer) - C+
The Family (Luc Besson) - C
Kick Ass 2 (Jeff Wadlow) - C
The Hangover Part III (Todd Phillips) - C
The Last Stand (Kim-jee Woon) - C
The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann) - C
Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn) - C-
47 Ronin (Carl Rinsch) - C-
Passion - (Brian De Palma) - C-
After Earth (M. Night Shyamalan) - D+
G.I. Joe Retaliation (Jon M. Chu) - D
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