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Village Voice, Indiewire and Film Comment's Top Films of 2013: More Love for 'Llewyn Davis,' '12 Years a Slave' and 'Before Midnight'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 18, 2013 at 2:07PM

Year-end critics polls of 2013's Top Ten films (or Top 50, as the case may be) continue to roll in. Below, check out the selections made by the Village Voice, Indiewire and Film Comment. All three outlets have their top three films in common (though in differing orders): "Inside Llewyn Davis," "12 Years a Slave" and "Before Midnight."
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Oscar Isaac in "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Oscar Isaac in "Inside Llewyn Davis"

Year-end critics polls of 2013's Top Ten films (or Top 50, as the case may be) continue to roll in. Below, check out the selections made by the Village Voice, Indiewire and Film Comment. All three outlets have their top three films in common (though in differing orders): "Inside Llewyn Davis," "12 Years a Slave" and "Before Midnight."

Check out more Top Ten lists (from publications including TIME, Empire, Cahiers du Cinema, Sight & Sound, and directors Pedro Almodovar and John Waters) here.

Village Voice:

Best Film: Inside Llewyn Davis

Adele Exarchopoulos in "Blue Is the Warmest Color"
Adele Exarchopoulos in "Blue Is the Warmest Color"

Best Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Best Screenplay: Before Midnight

Best Actor: Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Actress: Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita N'yongo, 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actor: James Franco, Spring Breakers

Best Documentary: The Act of Killing

Best Animated Feature: The Wind Rises

Best First Feature: Fruitvale Station

Worst Film: Only God Forgives


Indiewire Critics' Poll:

1. "12 Years a Slave"

A scene from "Leviathan."
The Cinema Guild A scene from "Leviathan."

2. "Inside Llewyn Davis"

3. "Before Midnight"

4. "Her"

5. "Gravity"

6. "The Act of Killing"

7. "Leviathan"

8. "Blue Is the Warmest Color"

9. "Upstream Color"

10. "Frances Ha"

The remaining list of 50 top films from Indiewire's poll is here.


Film Comment:

1. "Inside Llewyn Davis"

Greta Gerwig in 'Frances Ha'
Greta Gerwig in 'Frances Ha'

2. "12 Years a Slave"

3. "Before Midnight"

4. "The Act of Killing"

5. "A Touch of Sin"

6. "Leviathan"

7. "Gravity"

8. "Computer Chess"

9. "Frances Ha"

10. "Upstream Color"

The remaining list of 50 top films from Film Comment's poll is here.

This article is related to: News, Top Ten of 2013, Village Voice Media, Indiewire, Inside Llewyn Davis, 12 Years a Slave, Before Midnight


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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.