Ninth Annual Critics Wrap Critics’ Lists, 2013

Hosted by Robert Horton, film critic, December 19, 2013

What were the best films of 2013? This popular panel reconvened to provide the answer—or at least spark a cavalcade of movie insights, passionate diatribes, and withering invective. The always-lively panel comprised a group of longtime Seattle film critics: Jim Emerson, Kathleen Murphy, and Andrew Wright.

Robert Horton

1. Something in the Air (Olivier Assayas)
v 2. All Is Lost (J.C. Chandor)
3. Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
4. Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche)
5. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen)
6. The Unspeakable Act (Dan Sallitt)
7. Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
8. Viola (Matías Piñeiro)
9. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer)
10. "Like a Rolling Stone" music video (Vania Heymann)

Jim Emerson

1. Inside Llewyn Davis (Coens)
2. Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
3. Mud (Jeff Nichols)
4. Behind the Candelabra (Steven Soderbergh)
5. All Is Lost (J.C. Chandor)
6. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer) (+ Hannah Arendt + The Lottery of Birth)
7. This Is the End (Evan Goldberg/Seth Rogen)
8. The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino)
9. Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie)
10. Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)

Kathleen Murphy

1. Inside Llewyn Davis (Coens)
2. Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
3. Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche)
4. All Is Lost (J. C. Chandor)
5. Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
6. Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley)
7. Bastards (Claire Denis)
8. Her (Spike Jonze)
9. Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
10. The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki)

Most memorable cinematic experiences, TV and filmed theater: Top of the Lake (Jane Campion, Sundance-TV miniseries); Rectify (creator: Ray McKinnon, Sundance-TV series); Frankenstein, Danny Boyle, Royal National Theater, with Benedict Cumberbatch as the monster)

Andrew Wright

1. Upstream Color (Shane Carruth)
2. Inside Llewyn Davis (Coens)
3. All is Lost (J.C. Chandor)
4. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer)
5. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
6. Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
7. You Will Be My Son (Gilles Legrand)
8. Mud (Jeff Nichols)
9. Her (Spike Jonze)
10. We Are What We Are (Jim Mickle)

Watch 2013 Film Critics Wrap

SeattleChannel–Join Seattle film critics as they gather for their annual round up and discussion of notable movies from the past year. The results will keep an avid movie-goer busy through the upcoming Oscar season and beyond.

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