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The A.V. Club's Best of 2013: 'Before Midnight,' '12 Years a Slave,' 'Frances Ha'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 17, 2013 10:49 AM
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'Room 237' and 'No' were the biggest surprises in the Top 10.

The Dissolve's Best Actors Include Simon Pegg, James Franco and David Cross

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 17, 2013 10:30 AM
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  • 2 Comments
The Dissolve's list of the year's best male performances gave equal time to comedies and dramas.

Toronto Critics Go for 'Llewyn Davis'

  • December 17, 2013 12:15 AM
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The Coen brothers' latest won best picture and best actor, while Alfonso Cuaron nabbed best director for 'Gravity'

'Inside Llewyn Davis' Wins Film Comment Poll

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 16, 2013 5:42 PM
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'12 Years a Slave' and 'Before Midnight' finished second and third; Philippe Garrel's 'Jealousy' lead the list of films without distribution.

'World War Z' Makes Owen Gleiberman's Top 10 Alongside '12 Years a Slave and 'American Hustle'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 14, 2013 3:13 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Entertainment Weekly's critic named some familiar movies and one big shocker.

Variety's Critics Agree 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and 'Her' Are the Year's Best

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 13, 2013 4:48 PM
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The industry Bible's three critics overlapped twice with their individual Top 10 lists.

Dazzle Your Friends With a Meryl Streep T-Shirt, Then Read Karina Longworth's Top 20 Films

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 13, 2013 3:59 PM
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As DIY promo for her forthcoming 'Anatomy of an Actor,' Karina Longworth has made her own shirts and posters.

Why the "Imbecilic But Gorgeous" 'Spring Breakers' Is the Movie of the Year

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 13, 2013 1:00 PM
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  • 22 Comments
In The American Prospect, critic Tom Carson says Harmony Korine's film is "imbecilic but gorgeous," like the country it represents.

'The Internship' is The Dissolve's Worst Movie of the Year; 'Movie 43' Finally Gets Its Due

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 13, 2013 10:41 AM
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'Movie 43,' 'Upside Down' and 'Salinger' also get what's coming to them.

On Glenn Kenny's Top 10, 'Wolf of Wall Street' No Longer an Also-Ran

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 12, 2013 10:20 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Martin Scorsese's late-breaking story of '80s excess climbs out of the basement.

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