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Pedro Almodovar's Top 12 Films Of 2013 Includes 'Blue Is Warmest Color,' 'Mud,' 'Act Of Killing'& More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2013 9:54 AM
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Mud Matthew McConaughey Tye Sheridan
Along with critics, filmmakers also like to get into the ranking of the year's best movies. So far we've seen the likes of Quentin Tarantino and John Waters weigh in, and now another auteur has decided to put down his choices for the best 2013 had to offer, and as always, it's a fascinating look at what connects with creative minds.

The New Yorker's Worst Of 2013 List Includes 'Before Midnight' & 'All Is Lost' "With 'Gravity' Close Behind"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2013 11:33 AM
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Gravity
So, everyone loved "Gravity," right? A big slice of sci-fi with a space adventure and groundbreaking visual effects all wrapped up into one of the best cinematic experiences of the year, right? Well, not so much for the New Yorker's Richard Brody.

AFI's Movies Of 2013 Include 'Gravity,' 'Her' & 'American Hustle'; TV Shows Of 2013 Include 'Breaking Bad,' 'Game Of Thrones' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2013 3:15 PM
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix
The holidays are fast approaching which means after the presents are unwrapped and the allocated family time is complete you're going to have some free time and grandma's Christmas money to spend. Thus, it's the perfect opportunity to catch up with all the acclaimed movies and TV you've been missing out on in 2013.

Watch: Final Cut 2013, An 8-Minute Tribute To The Year In Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2013 10:19 AM
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Well, it's that time of year again. And no, we're not referring to snow flurries or hot cocoa, but the ongoing lists, ranks and various awards qualifications that roll out every December. As listmaking in general tends to be reductive (let alone year-centric surveys), the actual moving images—from films both big and small, blockbuster and arthouse—tend to be overlooked or forgotten. But luckily, some folks with time on their hands and video editing skills cut together what it was like to see movies in 2013.

'12 Years A Slave' Tops Boston & Washington Critics List; 'Gravity' & Her' Tie For Best Film In L.A.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2013 9:03 AM
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12 Years A Slave
As the critics' lists keep rolling in, the consensus this year is that there's no real consensus. Unlike 2010 where "The Social Network" seemed unstoppable and 2012 when "Zero Dark Thirty" looked like the one to beat, in 2013, at least among critics, it seems to be anyone's game. And again, while critics and Academy voter tastes tend to differ, if there is anything to be gleaned from the wide variety of winners, it's that no one can claim frontrunner status at this point.

Watch: The Year In Film 2013 In 7 Minutes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2013 1:12 PM
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We're just a couple of weeks away from pouring one out for 2013 and pouring another one to ring in 2014. As always, that means taking a look at the last twelve months in film (be sure to catch up with all of our Best Of 2013 coverage, in case you've missed it), and in addition to the plentiful lists, there will be many video tributes coming down the line as well.

The 15 Best Film Scores Of 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 5, 2013 1:24 PM
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2013: 15 Best Film Scores
Even as frequent soundtrack-listeners, it's only at the end of the year when we come to take stock of the various scores that have passed through our ear canals over the previous twelve months that it's possible to get a measure of the state of composition for film. Which is to say that, having spent the last few days relistening to some of the major scores of 2013, it's been a fantastic year.

Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Enemy,' Xavier Dolan's 'Tom At The Farm' & More Make TIFF's Top 10 Canadian Films Of 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 3:23 PM
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Enemy Jake Gyllenhaal Isabella Rossellini
And the lists keep on coming... We're just a few weeks away from 2014 (crazy, right?) which means lots of lists are being made, and not just for Santa Claus. Critics, pundits, everyday folks and your next door neighbor are drafting their tally of the year's finest achievement in cinema, and this latest rundown comes from north of the border, with a little twist.

Time Magazine Names 'The Counselor,' 'Only God Forgives' & 'Grown Ups 2' In 10 Worst Films Of 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 12:20 PM
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The Counselor
First there was the best....and now the comes the worst. And while Mary Pols stoked internet fury last year by naming "Cloud Atlas" the top stinker of 2012, hardly anyone will argue with her choice this year: "Grown Ups 2." And in fact the rest of her list is pretty debate proof.

Time Magazine Names 'Her,' 'American Hustle,' 'Fast & Furious 6' And 'Desolation Of Smaug' In Top Ten Films Of 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 11:23 AM
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix
Ah, Time magazine... the once venerable publication that might actually name Miley Cyrus as their Person Of The Year (she's currently leading online voting). Last year, the mag angered certain corners of the internet by declaring "Cloud Atlas" as their worst film of 2012, while their mostly decent top ten also included "Frankenweenie." And this year, critic Richard Corliss has increased the oddball choices.

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