2013 Reviews

Best Film of the Year: Short Term 12

 

Best Animated Feature: The Wind Rises
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Best Actress: Brie Larson – Short Term 12
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay: Berberian Sound Studio
Best Adapted Screenplay: Short Term 12
Best Score: The Wind Rises
Best Song: “Let It Go” – Frozen
Best Editing: Berberian Sound Studio
Best Cinematography: Blancanieves
Best Production Design: The Wind Rises
Best Costume Design: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Best Makeup: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Best Sound: Gravity
Best Sound Effects: Berberian Sound Studio
Best Visual Effects: Gravity

Top Ten of 2013

  1. Short Term 12
  2. 12 Years a Slave
  3. The Wind Rises
  4. Out in the Dark
  5. Gravity
  6. Berberian Sound Studio
  7. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  8. Nebraska
  9. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  10. Blancanieves

Honorable Mentions: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, American Hustle, Beautiful Creatures, Dallas Buyers Club, Elysium, Enough Said, Frozen, The Great Gatsby, In a World…, Inside Llewyn Davis, Iron Man 3, Monsters University, The Purge, Rush, Saving Mr. Banks, The Tower, Wish You Were Here, The Wolverine

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— # —

100 Bloody Acres (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
12 Years a Slave (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— A —

ABCs of Death (**) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
All Is Lost (***) (Full Review)
American Hustle (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— B —

Beautiful Creatures (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Berberian Sound Studio (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Best Man Down (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Blancanieves (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— C —

The Captains: Close-Up (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Croods (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— D —

Dallas Buyers Club (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Despicable Me 2 (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— E —

Elysium (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Enough Said (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— F —

The Family (**) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Family Weekend (***) (Full Review)
Frozen (*** ½) (Full Review)

— G —

Gravity (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Great Gatsby (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— H —

The Happy Poet (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Her (*** ½) (Short Review)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— I —

In a World… (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Inside Llewyn Davis (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Iron Man 3 (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
It’s a Disaster (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— J —

Jurassic Park 3D (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— K —

K-11 (**) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— L —

Last Vegas (**) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— M —

Man of Steel (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Metallica: Through the Never (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Monsters University (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— N —

Nebraska (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Now You See Me (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— O —

Oblivion (**) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Open Grave (***) (Short Review)
Out in the Dark (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Oz the Great and Powerful (* ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— P —

Pacific Rim (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Place Beyond the Pines (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Planes (**) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Purge (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— R —

RED 2 (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Rush (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— S —

Saving Mr. Banks (*** ½) (Full Review)
Short Term 12 (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Star Trek: Into Darkness (**) (Full Review)
The Starving Games (½ *) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— T —

Thor: The Dark World (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Tomorrow You’re Gone (**) (Full Review)
The Tower (*** ½) (Short Review)

— W —

We’re the Millers (** ½) (Full Review)
The Wind Rises (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Wish You Were Here (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Wolverine (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
World War Z (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The World’s End (*** ½) (Short Review)
Would You Rather (* ½) (Full Review)

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