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

by Sam Adams
December 17, 2013 10:49 AM
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'Before Midnight'

The A.V. Club's big list dropped today, with Before Midnight heading up their ranking of the best films of 2013. (I voted in the poll and contributed to several of the write-ups.) They've also posted the individual ballots, with special citations for performances of the year -- including Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street and Zoe Kazan in the little-seen Some Girl(s) -- overrated and underrated films, and "Future Films That Time Forgot," most of which I'd be surprised if anyone remembers now. Here's the list:

The A.V. Club's Best Films of 2013

1. Before Midnight

2. 12 Years a Slave

3. Frances Ha

4. Leviathan

5. Computer Chess

6. The Act of Killing

7. Upstream Color

8. Her

9. Room 237

10. No

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  • Blaz | December 17, 2013 1:38 PMReply

    One legitimate criticism of this list though, not a single European movie in it. Even the only foreign was coproduced by USA. Not too worldly, considering how many gems were made WORLDWIDE. I expected better from such sources. USA may have the biggest production along Bollywood, quantity doesnt make quality though.

  • Sam Adams | December 17, 2013 2:26 PM

    What about No?

  • FP | December 17, 2013 10:56 AMReply

    This list is what happens when every ballot gets mailed in from a 5 block radius around the Bedford Avenue station on the L train. SMH

  • Sam Adams | December 17, 2013 11:20 AM

    The A.V. Club is based in Chicago, as are Alex Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky. Mike D'Angelo lives outside of Los Angeles. Scott Macdonald is in Toronto. Nick Schager lives in Stamford, CT, I live in Philadelphia, and last I heard Ben Kenigsberg was on Long Island. So, apart from being completely incorrect, nicely done.

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