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'Gravity,' 'Spring Breakers,' 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' & More Land On Cahiers Du Cinéma Top 10 Of 2013

by Kevin Jagernauth
November 26, 2013 11:24 AM
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Let the honors begin. While the New York Film Critics Circle will select their winners a week from today, unofficially kicking off the handing out of awards, overseas the snootier and usually more adventurous folks at Cahiers du Cinéma have unveiled their top ten movies of 2013. And as usual, it's excitingly all over the place.

While much more well known fare like "Lincoln" (probably counting for 2013 thanks to overseas release dates), "Gravity" and "Blue Is The Warmest Color" made the list, it's the celebrated thriller and Cannes Un Certain Regard—Best Director and Queer Palme winner "Stranger By Lake"—that took the top spot. Meanwhile, Harmony Korine's debauchery and dubstep-fueled "Spring Breakers" broke into the list, continuing the faint hopes for anyone hoping James Franco's deranged performance as Alien will be a factor in the awards season. Festival circuit faves like Jia Zhang Ke's "A Touch Of Sin" and Phillippe Garrel's "La Jalousie" were also honored.

Rounding things out are smaller movies like Hong Sang-soo's "Nobody's Daughter Haewon," Yann Gonzalez's "You And The Night" (scored by M83, trailer here) and Justine Triet's "La bataille de Solférino." Anyway, full list below—and let us know what you think in the comments section. [Vodkaster]

Cahiers du Cinéma Top 10 Of 2013

1. Stranger By The Lake
2. Spring Breakers
3. Blue Is The Warmest Color
4. Gravity
5. A Touch Of Sin
6. Lincoln
7. La Jalousie
8. Nobody's Daughter Haewon
9. You And The Night
10. La bataille de Solférino

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  • Mehrine | November 28, 2013 8:00 AMReply

    " and Cannes Un Certain Regarde"

    It's "Un Certain Regard", without the last "e".

  • Gorman | November 27, 2013 7:58 AMReply

    I liked Spring Breakers. I hated Stranger by the Lake on every level. Blue is the Warmest Color is the best film.

  • P | November 26, 2013 1:22 PMReply


  • Yes | November 27, 2013 2:03 AM

    It is.

  • no | November 26, 2013 2:34 PM

    It's not.

  • DG | November 26, 2013 12:24 PMReply

    Blue is the Warmest Color for sure. That was the best movie I've seen in a long time, so immersive and powerful. Gravity is officially overrated IMO, though I'm imagining I'm going to see it on just about every end of the year list

  • Eric | November 26, 2013 12:58 PM

    Blue is the Warmest Color is the overrated my opinion

  • brian | November 26, 2013 12:01 PMReply

    spring break forever

  • Ssssppprrriiiinnnnggggg Bbbbbrrrrreeeaaaaaaakkkkkkk | November 26, 2013 11:56 AMReply

    James Franco deserves at least an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor and Harmony Korine for Best Director, oh, Spring Breakers for Best Film also.

    See, Spring Breakers is just a misunderstood film by some, in fact it's an awesome ride.

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