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Ten Best Lists: Film Comment Top 50 Crowns 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' Lists from Variety, Slant and More UPDATED

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood December 16, 2013 at 5:14PM

UPDATE: 'Tis the season to list one's Top Ten Films. We've got lists from Film Comment, Slant, Variety, NYT, The New Yorker and filmmakers John Waters and Pedro Almodovar, with more to come.
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Oscar Isaac and Justin Timberlake in "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Oscar Isaac and Justin Timberlake in "Inside Llewyn Davis"

UPDATED: Film Comment unveiled their idiosyncratic and generous top 50 films of 2013 today. Top 15 below, with the rest of the countdown here. Be sure to check out our own TOH! top tens here.

1. "Inside Llewyn Davis"

2. "12 Years a Slave"

3. "Before Midnight"

4. "The Act of Killing"

"A Touch of Sin."
"A Touch of Sin."

5. "A Touch of Sin"

6. "Leviathan"

7. "Gravity"

8. "Computer Chess"

9. "Frances Ha"

10. "Upstream Color"

11. "Museum Hours"

12. "Blue Is the Warmest Color"

13. "Bastards"

14. "Spring Breakers"

15. "Like Someone in Love"

EARLIER: Variety scribes Justin Chang, Scott Foundas and Peter Debruge have just published their top 10 films of 2013. See their lists below. 

Meanwhile, Slant Magazine polled contributors for a top 25 films of 2013. That list below as well.

Justin Chang

1. "Before Midnight"

2. "Gravity"

3. "Stories We Tell"

"The Grandmaster"
"The Grandmaster"

4. "Blue Is the Warmest Color"

5. "The World's End"

6. "Inside Llewyn Davis"

7. "The Grandmaster"

8. "American Hustle"

9. "Her"

10. "The Conjuring"

Peter Debruge

1. "Inside Llewyn Davis"

2. "12 Years a Slave"

3. "Stories We Tell"

4. "Wadjda"

5. "Her"

6. "Our Children"

7. "Short Term 12"

8. "Dallas Buyers Club"

9. "Neighboring Sounds"

10. "Mr. Nobody"

Scott Foundas

1. "Her"

2. "The Wind Rises"

"The Wind Rises"
"The Wind Rises"

3. "American Hustle"

4. "Blue Is the Warmest Color"

5. "Inside Llewyn Davis"

6. "At Berkeley"

7. "Nebraska"

8. "12 Years a Slave"

9. "Gravity"

10. "The Counselor

Slant's Top 25

1. "Her"

2. "Inside Llewyn Davis"

3. "Leviathan"

4. "Museum Hours"

5. "Like Someone in Love"

6. "Computer Chess"

"Bastards"
"Bastards"

7. "Bastards"

8. "Before Midnight"

9. "At Berkeley"

10. "A Touch of Sin"

11. "Laurence Anyways"

12. "Drug War"

13. "Spring Breakers"

14. "The Act of Killing"

15. "Viola"

16. "The World's End"

17. "Frances Ha"

18. "12 Years a Slave"

19. "Stories We Tell"

20. "Room 237"

21. "The Grandmaster"

22. "To the Wonder"

23. "The We and the I"

24. "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet"

25. "Gravity"

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.