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NY Times A.O. Scott's Top Films Of 2013 Include 'Frances Ha,' 'Bling Ring,' 'Pain And Gain' & More

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 11, 2013 at 4:46PM

We're sure the water cooler is buzzing over at the New York Times today as both of the paper's major film critics have released their assessment of this year's best movies. We've already seen what Manohla Dargis had to say, and now it's time for A.O. Scott to pour one out for 2013.
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The Bling Ring

We're sure the water cooler is buzzing over at the New York Times today as both of the paper's major film critics have released their assessment of this year's best movies. We've already seen what Manohla Dargis had to say, and now it's time for A.O. Scott to pour one out for 2013.

And while his list is a bit more "conventional," there are some things worth taking note of. For instance, Nicole Holofcener's "Enough Said" gets some major props that go beyond James Gandolfini's already celebrated performance, with Scott calling it an "insightful examination of the peculiarities and contradictions of courtship and parenthood in 21st century America." Meanwhile, arthouse fave "Hannah Arendt" also gets a shout-out on the list. But perhaps most surprising is the number ten slot.

Scott puts "The Great Gatsby," "The Wolf of Wall Street," "The Bling Ring," "Spring Breakers," "Pain and Gain" and "American Hustle" in a six-way tie in films that he says are "six variations on the big theme of our times: 'Just look at all my stuff!' It’s capitalism, baby! Grab what (and who) you can, and do whatever feels good. We’re all going to hell (or jail, or Florida) anyway." 

See Scott's full comments for each entry right here, and share your thoughts below.

The New York Times' A.O. Scott Top 10 Of 2013
1. ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’
2. ‘12 Years a Slave’
3. ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’
4. ‘Enough Said’
5. ‘A Touch of Sin’
6. ‘All Is Lost’
7. ‘Frances Ha’
8. ‘Hannah Arendt’
9. ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’
10. ‘The Great Gatsby’/‘The Wolf of Wall Street’/‘The Bling Ring’/‘Spring Breakers’/‘Pain and Gain’/‘American Hustle’

Documentaries
1. ‘The Act of Killing’
2. ‘Stories We Tell’
3. ‘The Square’
4. ‘Let the Fire Burn’
5. ‘Cutie and the Boxer’

This article is related to: Best Movies of 2013, Inside Llewyn Davis, 12 Years a Slave, Blue is the Warmest Color , Enough Said, All Is Lost, Frances Ha, Lee Daniels' The Butler , The Great Gatsby, The Wolf of Wall Street , The Bling Ring, Spring Breakers, Pain And Gain, American Hustle, The Act of Killing , Stories We Tell, Cutie And The Boxer


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