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Dynamic Top Tens of 2013

#1 Post by Jeff » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:00 am

1. The Wolf of Wall Street
2. Inside Llewyn Davis
3. Blue is the Warmest Color
4. Her
5. Twelve Years a Slave
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Act of Killing
8. Nebraska
9. Gravity
10. Before Midnight

The Next Ten: Like Someone in Love, The Past, Mud, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Short Term 12, Stories We Tell, Frances Ha, The Great Beauty, American Hustle, Tim's Vermeer

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#2 Post by knives » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:29 am

1 American Hustle
2 Ida
3 Venus in Fur
4 Blue Jasmine
5 Only God Forgives
6 Gravity
7 Under the Skin
8 We Are the Best
9 Manuscripts Don't Burn
10Pain & Gain
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#3 Post by The Narrator Returns » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:32 am

1. Her (Jonze)
2. Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen)
3. Upstream Color (Carruth)
4. Before Midnight (Linklater)
5. 12 Years a Slave (McQueen)
6. The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese)
7. All is Lost (Chandor)
8. Frances Ha (Baumbach)
9. Blue is the Warmest Color (Kechiche)
10. Nebraska (Payne)

Things I really liked:
Behind the Candelabra (Soderbergh)
Gravity (Cuaron)
You're Next (Wingard
The World's End (Wright)
Blue Jasmine (Allen)
Stoker (Park)
Side Effects (Soderbergh)
The Bling Ring (Coppola)
Spring Breakers (Korine)
Only God Forgives (Refn)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lawrence)
American Hustle (Russell)
Philomena (Frears)
Much Ado About Nothing (Whedon)
Pacific Rim (del Toro)
Iron Man 3 (Black)
Captain Phillips (Greengrass)
Computer Chess (Bujalski)
Prisoners (Villeneuve)
Anchorman 2 (McKay)
Mud (Nichols)
Pain & Gain (Bay)
To the Wonder (Malick)

Shut up, I enjoyed these:
The Way, Way Back (Rash & Faxon)
Monsters University (Scanlon)

Lee Daniels' The Mediocrity:
Lee Daniels' The Butler (duh)

Becomes worse and worse with each passing day:
Man of Steel (Snyder)
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#4 Post by bjboyer » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:38 am

So Far: 3.29.12

1. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)
2. Sound City (Dave Grohl)
3. Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh)
4. The Silence (Baran bo Odar)
5. Oz the Great and Powerful (Sam Raimi)
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#5 Post by swo17 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:38 am

01 Leviathan (Castaing-Taylor & Paravel)
02 ¡Vivan las Antipodas! (Kossakovsky)
03 Berberian Sound Studio (Strickland)
04 Coming Attractions (Tscherkassky)
05 Post Tenebras Lux (Reygadas)
06 A Touch of Sin (Jia)
07 Storyteller (Provost)
08 Inside Llewyn Davis (Coens)
09 Family Tree (Guest)
10 Wrong (Dupieux)

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#6 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:55 am

01. Inside Llewyn Davis (J. Coen/E. Coen)
02. Her (Jonze)
03. 12 Years a Slave (McQueen)
04. Nebraska (Payne)
05. Gravity (Cuarón)
06. The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese)
07. The Conjuring (Wan)
08. Stoker (Park)
09. Spring Breakers (Korine)
10. Frances Ha (Baumbach)

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#7 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:14 am

1) Blue Is the Warmest Color (Kechiche)
2) Before Midnight (Linklater)
3) Behind the Candelabra (Soderbergh)
4) Her (Jonze)
5) The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese)
6) Spring Breakers (Korine)
7) Short Term 12 (Cretton)
8) Inside Llewyn Davis (The Coen Brothers)
9) Upstream Color (Carruth)
10) American Hustle (Russell)

Honorable Mention: Blue Jasmine, The Conjuring, Frances Ha, The Hunt, The Lords of Salem, Nebraska, Philomena, Prisoners, Side Effects, The Spectacular Now, You're Next
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#8 Post by lacritfan » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:23 am

Upstream Color
To The Wonder
The Great Beauty
Post Tenebras Lux
Leviathan (Castaing-Taylor/Paravel)
Blue is the Warmest Color
A Touch of Sin
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#9 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:25 am

I tried making it harder on myself this year by picking only films that have premiered this year no matter what region or festival, but I realized how difficult it was. These are either films that premiered at a festival this year, got distribution in Los Angeles this year or I saw a screener or something.

1. Computer Chess (I'll stand by and say this is my favorite American film in years)
2. A Touch of Sin
3. Leviathan
4. Drug War
5. Frances Ha
6. Upstream Color
7. The Place Beyond the Pines
8. Pain & Gain
9. Pacific Rim

Okay: The Dance of Reality, Phil Spector, Why Don't We Play in Hell?

Nope. I didn't like it: Blue is the Warmest Color, The Canyons, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Simon Killer, Spring Breakers, Stoker

God awful trash: Gravity, Post Tenebras Lux, To The Wonder, Wrong
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#10 Post by MichaelB » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:41 am

1. Cloud Atlas
2. Zero Dark Thirty
3. Lincoln
4. Django Unchained

(NB: The first part of the year is bound to be dominated by titles that are technically 2012 but which didn't get their UK premieres until 2013 - Lincoln being an excellent case in point.)
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#11 Post by Brian C » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:12 am

List includes 2013 releases only per IMDb date.

1. American Hustle (Russell)
2. 12 Years a Slave (McQueen)
3. The Bling Ring (Coppola)
4. Captain Phillips (Greengrass)
5. Her (Jonze)
6. Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen & Coen)
7. Gravity (Cuarón)
8. Bastards (Denis)
9. Philomena (Frears)
10. The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese)
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#12 Post by Michael » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:58 am

1. Her
2. Inside Llewyn Davis
3. The Great Beauty
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
5. Before Midnight
6. Frances Ha
7. Philomena
8. Gravity
9. The Conjuring
10. Stoker
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#13 Post by Finch » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:31 am

1. Stranger By The Lake
2. Only Lovers Left Alive
3. Inside Llewyn Davis
4. Nebraska
5. Ain't Them Bodies Saints
6. Under The Skin
7. Blue Ruin
8. Snowpiercer
9. Upstream Colour
10. The Grandmaster (HK/Chinese cut)

Honourable Mentions: Her, We Are What We Are, Before Midnight, Nymphomaniac Vol 1&2, A Touch of Sin, Cheap Thrills

Surprise of the Year: Curse of Chucky

Liked: Gravity, The World's End

Disliked: 12 Years A Slave, The Conjuring, Stoker, The Wolf of Wall St

Hated: Only God Forgives
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#14 Post by FerdinandGriffon » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:49 am

1. Like Someone in Love, Abbas Kiarostami, 2012
2. Three Sisters, Wang Bing, 2012
3. The Wind Rises, Miyazaki Hayao, 2013
4. The Grandmaster, Wong Kar-wai, 2013
5. Drug War, Johnny To, 2012
6. Computer Chess, Andrew Bujalski, 2013
7. Real, Kurosawa Kiyoshi, 2013
8. A Touch of Sin, Jia Zhang-ke, 2013
9. Viola, Matías Piñeiro, 2012
10. Nobody's Daughter Haewon, Hong Sang-soo, 2013

Great or Good:
Inside Llewyn Davis, Joel & Ethan Coen, 2013
The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese, 2013
Nuclear Nation, Funahashi Atsushi, 2012
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology, Sophie Fiennes, 2012
Faust, Aleksandr Sokurov, 2011
Castello Cavalcanti, Wes Anderson, 2013
Bastards, Claire Denis, 2013
Camille Claudel 1915, Bruno Dumont, 2013
Behind the Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh, 2013
Nobody's Daughter Haewon, Hong Sang-soo, 2013
Greatest Hits, Nicolas Péreda, 2012
Jajouka, quelque chose de bien vient vers toi, Eric Hurtado & Marc Hurtado, 2012
The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012
Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro, 2013
Vidros partidos (segment of Centro Histórico), Víctor Erice, 2012
O conquistador conquistado (segment of Centro Histórico), Manoel de Oliveira, 2012
Sweet Exorcism (segment of Centro Histórico), Pedro Costa, 2012
Tavern Man (segment of Centro Histórico), Aki Kaurismäki, 2012
Vous n'avez encore rien vu, Alain Resnais, 2012
Pieta, Kim Ki-duk, 2012
Student, Darezhan Omirbayev, 2012
Hellaware, Michael M. Bilandic, 2013
Pain & Gain, Michael Bay, 2013
Kuichisan, Endo Maiko, 2012
Night Across the Street, Raúl Ruiz, 2012
Hors Satan, Bruno Dumont, 2011
Caesar Must Die, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, 2012
Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel, 2012
Side Effects, Steven Soderbergh, 2013

Significant or of the zeitgeist but not very good:
Her, Spike Jonze, 2013
The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, 2013
Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, 2013
La Richesse du loup, Damien Odoul, 2012
Upstream Color, Shane Carruth, 2013
Spring Breakers, Harmony Korine, 2012
Post Tenebras Lux, Carlos Reygadas, 2012

Nebraska, Alexander Payne, 2013
American Hustle, David O. Russell, 2013
La Vie d'Adèle - Chapitres 1 & 2, Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013
All Is Lost, J. C. Chandor, 2013
The Look of Love, Michael Winterbottom, 2013
The Place Beyond the Pines, Derek Cianfrance, 2012
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, Werner Herzog & Dmitry Yasyukov, 2010

Oldboy, Spike Lee, 2013
Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen, 2013
Frances Ha, Noah Baumbach, 2012
Samosiuk: The Independent Film Republic, Adam Lewandowski, 2012
Somebody Up There Likes Me, Bob Byington, 2012
Towheads, Shannon Plumb, 2013
From Up on Poppy Hill, Miyazaki Goro, 2011

Not even sure whether this counts as a movie:
Journal de France, Raymond Depardon & Claudine Nougaret, 2012
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#15 Post by criterion10 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:58 am

Top Ten of 2013:
1. The Wolf of Wall Street
2. Inside Llewyn Davis
3. Before Midnight
4. Blue is the Warmest Color
5. Spring Breakers
6. 12 Years a Slave
7. Gravity
8. Her
9. The Hunt
10. Blue Jasmine

Honorable Mentions:
All is Lost
Behind the Candelabra
Dallas Buyers Club
The Great Beauty
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#16 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:13 pm

Not a bad year, but a little bit disappointing because few, if any, really knocked it out of the park for me. My favorite film actually toured the festival circuit last year, as did my #3 pick. While I do like Gravity quite a bit, it comes with significant qualifications. Remarkable in IMAX 3D, but when viewed on something much smaller, its greatest strengths are robbed of some power - a real problem since that allows its undiminished flaws to take it down by quite a few notches.

All distributed in the U.S. in 2013.

1. Leviathan
2. Le Pont du Nord [Jacques Rivette's film, which finally got its official U.S. theatrical run in 2013 - caught it when it ran at BAM]
3. Gravity [in IMAX 3D, which is a much greater visual/aural experience that helps smooth over some of its faults]
4. Museum Hours
5. The Last Time I Saw Macao
6. Beyond the Hills
7. 12 Years a Slave
8. Before Midnight
9. At Berkeley
10. Something in the Air (Après mai) [a terrible U.S. title - why do U.S. distributors instead of the blandest names? Just call it After May, as in '68]
11. Like Someone In Love
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#17 Post by Black Hat » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:43 pm

1) The Stories We Tell (Polley)
2) Blue Is The Warmest Color (Kechiche)
3) Only Lovers Left Alive (Jarmusch)
4) Bastards (Denis)
5) The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (Benson)
6) The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese)
7) Her (Jonze)
8) To The Wonder (Malick)
9) The Spectacular Now (Ponsoldt)
10) Jealousy (Garrel)

The next group
Spring Breakers (Korine)
Upstream Color (Carruth)
All Is Lost (Chandor)
Norte, The End of History (Diaz)
The Past (Farhadi)
Blue Jasmine (Allen)
Beyond The Hills (Mungiu)
Before Midnight (Linklater)
Gravity (Cuaron)
Faust (Sokurov)
A Touch of Sin (Zhangke)
Je m'appelle Hmmm.. (Agnes B)
Abuse of Weakness (Breillat)
La Paz (Santiago Loza)
The Artist and the Model (Trueba)
Viola (Matías Piñeiro)
Short Term 12 (Cretton)
American Hustle (Russell)
Kill Your Darlings
Captain Phillips
Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman (Ernesto Díaz Espinoza)
Il Futuro (Alicia Scherson)

Hated at first but growing on me
The Counsellor (Scott)

Interesting Good
1) Passion
2) The East
3) Ain't Them Bodies Saints (Lowery)
4) Computer Chess

Whatever Good
1) Mud
2) Fruitvale Station

Diamond Crusted Poop (in order of stench)
1) Frances Ha ...as shallow as it was irritating
2) Bling Ring ...does Sofia Coppola ever have anything to say?
3) You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet ...Self indulgent for sure but when you're Alain Resnais, it's allowed.
4) World War Z ...props for not taking itself seriously

Pooptastic (in order of stench)
1) The Place Beyond The Pines ...laugh out loud bad, glad my fellow patrons at the theater agreed, never attended a film that was literally laughed off the screen like this one was, worst supposed good film I have ever seen
2) Only God Forgives ...a pretty Saturday Night Live sketch of a Jean Claude Van Damme film
3) Man of Steel ...in contrast many audience members applauded at the end of this
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#18 Post by matrixschmatrix » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:57 pm

1. The Wolf of Wall Street
2. Frances Ha
3. Gravity
4. Inside Llewyn Davis
5. Pacific Rim
6. Iron Man 3
7. All Is Lost
8. The World's End
9. American Hustle
10. Only God Forgives
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#19 Post by LQ » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:42 pm

1. Inside Llewyn Davis
2. Frances Ha
3. The Wolf of Wall Street
4. Her
5. 12 Years A Slave
6. Nebraska
7. Blue Jasmine
8. Gravity
9. In A World...
10. Wadjda

Also good: The Great Beauty, Stoker, Spring Breakers, The Conjuring, All Is Lost, Captain Phillips, Blue is the Warmest Color, Bad Grandpa, Enough Said, Only God Forgives, American Hustle, Mud, This Is The End, The Place Beyond the Pines, Fruitvale Station, Prisoners
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#20 Post by TheDudeAbides » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:32 pm

1) Only God Forgives (Refn)
2) The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese)
3) Spring Breakers (Korine)
4) The Place Beyond The Pines (Cianfrance)
5) Her (Jonze)
6) Gravity (Cuaron)
7) The Conjuring (Wan)
8) You're Next (Wingard)
9) This Is The End (Rogen & Goldberg)
10) Dallas Buyers Club (Vallee)

Honorable Mentions:
Side Effects, The World's End, Prisoners, Mud

Films I enjoyed:
The Evil Dead, Star Trek into Darkness, Dark Skies, Warm Bodies, Don Jon, Short Term 12, 12 Years a Slave

Insidious Chapter 2, The Desolation of Smaug, Stoker, Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, World War Z, The Great Gatsby

Overrated/Didn't really like:
Inside Llewyn Davis, Captain Phillips, Despicable Me 2, Trance, Mama, The Bling Ring

The Sh!t List:
Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Purge, Identity Thief, Carrie, The Wolverine, American Hustle, Elysium
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#21 Post by Forrest Taft » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:44 pm

1. The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-Wai)
2. Les Salauds (Claire Denis)
3. Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro)
4. Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami)
5. Outrage Beyond (Takeshi Kitano)
6. Wadjda (Haifaa Al-Mansour)
7. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine
8. Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh)
9. La Grande Bellezza (Paolo Sorrentino)
10. The Worlds End (Edgar Wright)

Honorable mention: Blue Jasmine, The Last Stand, Twixt, Bullet to the Head, The Lone Ranger, The Place Beyond the Pines, Phil Spector, Mud, Behind the Candelabra, Byzantium, Drug War
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#22 Post by dustybooks » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:09 pm

Changed this to include only movies actually released in 2013 per IMDB. I'm really sorry, swo.

1. We Are the Best!
2. Nebraska
3. Computer Chess
4. Captain Phillips
5. Much Ado About Nothing
6. Gravity
7. Blue Is the Warmest Color
8. The Bling Ring
9. Behind the Candelabra
10. All Is Lost
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#23 Post by felipe » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:51 pm

1. Blancanieves
2. In the House
3. The Hunt
4. A Royal Affair
5. The Clown
6. The Door
7. War Witch
8. Oz the Great and Powerful
9. Paradise: Love
10. Lore
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#24 Post by HistoryProf » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:51 pm

I go by when it was possible to see the film in the metro Kansas City area - so films that had foreign, festival showings, etc in 2012 (or even earlier) are included if they were never released in the cinema here or didn't make it to the art house or on home video until 2013.

1. The Act of Killing - Truly speechless on this one. Just see it.
2. 12 Years A Slave - Steve McQueen finally hits it out of the park.
3. Maïna - Pre-Columbian First Nations epic w/ all Native cast set in northern Quebec - Absolutely gorgeous
4. Her - Joaquin Phoenix is perfectly vulnerable - Spike's best film.
5. Gravity - As intense a cinematic experience as I've ever had, an astounding achievement
6. The Gatekeepers - Most impressive historical documentary since Fog of War
7. Før Snøen Faller (Before Snowfall) - Gut wrenching realism and a glimpse into the Kurdish diaspora
8. Mud - astonishingly well made gothic noir coming of age thriller.
9. A Hijacking - Somali Pirates and Danish Capitalists care little for the lives of the men in the middle
10. Los últimos días (The Last Days) - in the year of the Apocalypse, this one rises above the fray

Enjoyed, but not top 10 material (in a rough order of preference, i.e. #11 on)....
Stories We Tell - Stunningly personal, profoundly moving, expertly crafted. Sarah Polley is a Filmmaker to watch
No - Brilliant use of the real campaign footage - utterly authentic in every way that Argo wasn't
Fruitvale Station - quite powerful
In A World - Lake Bell is a revelation....loved everything about this.
The Place Beyond the Pines - Act 1 is a masterpiece
The Conjuring - FINALLY, a clear runner up to The Exorcist
Kon-Tiki - Very well done without being melodramatic. Fascinated to see the non-U.S. cut.
Man of Steel - VERY surprised at how much I enjoyed this
Stoker - incredible atmosphere, great storytelling, and beautiful camera work/transitions
Suitcase of Love and Shame - A mesmerizing Avant Garde Documentary
The Kings of Summer
Ginger & Rosa
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Side Effects
The Company You Keep
This Is The End
The Evil Dead
The Iceman
Shadow Dancer
Our Nixon
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer - refreshingly austere cinéma vérité
World War Z - surprisingly engaging w/ just the right amount of action.
Cockneys vs. Zombies
Into the White
Dark Skies
The World's End
West of Memphis
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Way Way Back
We're the Millers
Expedition to the End of the World
Manhunt (HBO)
Numbers Station
Gangster Squad
Warm Bodies
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (Alan Arkin saves it from "Meh" purgatory)

Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Red 2
Kick Ass 2
Iron Man 3
Trance - Though Ms. Dawson's vagina is #1
Room 237 - about 30 minutes too long.
Snitch - better than I thought it'd be though
Pacific Rim
Behind the Candelabra
Promised Land
Stand Up Guys
The Heat
Jack Reacher
Olympus Has Fallen

Did not like...
Hell Baby
Dead Man Down - is it over yet?
Spring Breakers
Lola Versus - Not even the beguiling charms of Greta Gerwig could save this mumblecore pablum.
Rust and Bone
Wuthering Heights
Hyde Park on Hudson
Identity Thief
On the Road
Pain and Gain
Cloud Atlas - A complete mess....first movie i've simply turned off in a long while.

Oh, the Joys of Parenthood...
Chasing Mavericks
Beautiful Creatures
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#25 Post by Lemmy Caution » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:10 am

1. Gravity
2. Dallas Buyer's Club
3. Nebraska
4. Ginger & Rosa (Sally Potter) -- A British coming of age/family drama set in 1945 - 62. Elle Fanning is impressive with nice support from Annette Bening and Christina Hendricks. I've cheekily dubbed this a Terence Davies version of Margaret.
5. What Maisie Knew a well-structured film, nicely shot.
Enjoyed it, despite not really believing in any of the characters.
6. Inside Llewyn Davis
7. Blue Jasmine
8. Mud enjoyed the set-up and characters and atmosphere. But thought the finale was pretty weak.
9. Short Term 12
10. Cutie and the Boxer

Still have a number of films I need to get to: Muscle Shoals, Disconnect, The Sapphires, American Hustle, Her, Bastards (Clare Denis, 2013), The Past (Iran), and the backup singers doc, the lone Saudi Arabian film ...
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