Another day, another top
ten sixteen list, this time from the desk of New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis. And while you'll find the usual suspects like "Inside Llewyn Davis," "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "Her," the list is mostly notable for giving shine to perhaps some of the more undersung and left-field films that dropped in 2013.
And so this writer is at least pleased to see some love for Ron Howard's slept-on "Rush," while Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" continues to show more end-of-year love than anyone might have expected. Surprisingly, two highly anticipated but middlingly received movies get props here in the shape of Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" and Wong Kar-wai's "The Grandmaster." And Steven Soderbergh's lively "Behind the Candelabra" appears as well.
Full list below, and while Dargis didn't make a list of stuff she didn't like, she did mention that "Oz The Great And Powerful" was "one of the worst movies of 2013." And you can check out her colleague A.O. Scott's top ten right here.
The New York Times' Manohla Dargis Top 16 Of 2013 (alphabetical)
‘Before Midnight’ (Richard Linklater)
‘Behind the Candelabra’ (Steven Soderbergh)
‘Captain Phillips’ (Paul Greengrass)
‘The Counselor’ (Ridley Scott)
‘The Grandmaster’ (Wong Kar-wai)
‘The Great Beauty’ (Paolo Sorrentino)
‘Her’ (Spike Jonze)
‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ (Joel and Ethan Coen)
‘MANAKAMANA’ (Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez)
‘Redemption’ (Miguel Gomes)
‘Rush’ (Ron Howard)
‘Spring Breakers’ (Harmony Korine)
‘The Square’ (Jehane Noujaim)
‘A Touch of Sin’ (Jia Zhang-ke)
‘12 Years a Slave’ (Steve McQueen)