Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Best Films + Performances of 2013

Honorable Mentions: 

"The Selfish Giant," "You're Next," "The Wolf of Wall Street," "A Touch of Sin," "Stoker"

Omitted because I placed them last year (doesn't mean they aren't awesome): "No," "Leviathan," "Simon Killer"

Most Disappointing Films: "12 Years a Slave," "Trance," "All is Lost"

I Still Haven't Seen: "American Hustle" (hmmm....), "The Great Beauty" (possibly), "Gravity," "Mother of George," "The Counselor"

20. "Manakamana" (Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez)

19. "Crystal Fairy" (Sebastian Silva)

18. "Captain Phillips" (Paul Greengrass)

17. "A Hijacking" (Tobias Lindholm)

16. "Blue Jasmine" (Woody Allen)

15. "Prisoners" (Denis Villeneuve)

14. "John Dies at the End" (Don Coscarelli)

13. "Vic + Flo Saw a Bear" (Denis Cote)

12.  "Nebraska" (Alexander Payne)

11. "Inside Llewyn Davis" (Joel and Ethan Coen)

10. "Sightseers" (Ben Wheatley)

9. "Mud" (Jeff Nichols)

8. "Her" (Spike Jonze)

7. "The Spectacular Now" (James Ponstadt)

6. "Beyond the Hills" (Christian Mungiu)

5. "Blue is the Warmest Color" (Abdellatif Kechiche)

4. "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty" (Terence Nance)

3. "Fruitvale Station" (Ryan Coogler)

2. "The Act of Killing" (Joshua Oppenheimer)

1. "Before Midnight" (Richard Linklater)

Best Actor:

Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station
Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Hugh Jackman/Jake Gyllenhaal, Prisoners


Miles Teller, The Spectacular Now
Joaquin Phoenix, Her
Matthew McConaghey, Mud
Steve Oram, Sightseers
Bruce Dern/Will Forte, Nebraska

Best Actress:

Adele Exarchopoulous, Blue is the Warmest Color
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Cosima Stratan/Cristina Flutur, Beyond the Hills
Scarlett Johanson, Her


Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now
Alice Lowe, Sightseers
Pierrette Robitaille/Romane Bohringer, Vic + Flo Saw a Bear
Gaby Hoffman, Crystal Fairy

Best Supporting Actor:

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Silva Brothers, Crystal Fairy
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Rob Mayes, John Dies at the End
Michael Shannon, Mud


Marc-Andre Grondin, Vic + Flo Saw a Bear

Best Supporting Actress:

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Lupita N'guoyo, 12 Years a Slave
Carey Mulligan, Inside Llewyn Davis
Lea Seydoux, Blue is the Warmest Color
Melonie Diaz, Fruitvale Station


Amy Adams, Her
June Squibb, Nebraska
Melissa Leo, Prisoners