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The Best Films of 2013

by James
I’ve seen close to 100 new movies this year. These are my favorites. (By U.S. commercial release). Best Director 1. Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street 2. Shane Carruth, Upstream Color 3. Andrew Bujalski, Computer Chess 4. Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel, Leviathan 5. Edgar Wright, The World’s End Best Actress 1. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha 2. Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color 3. Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine 4. Amy Adams, American Hustle 5. Sharni Vinson, You’re Next Best Actor 1. Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis 2. Simon Pegg, The World’s End 3. Conner Chapman, The Selfish Giant 4. Leonardo DiCaprio, The… Read more

I’ve seen close to 100 new movies this year. These are my favorites. (By U.S. commercial release).

Best Director
1. Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
2. Shane Carruth, Upstream Color
3. Andrew Bujalski, Computer Chess
4. Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel, Leviathan
5. Edgar Wright, The World’s End

Best Actress
1. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
2. Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color
3. Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
4. Amy Adams, American Hustle
5. Sharni Vinson, You’re Next

Best Actor
1. Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
2. Simon Pegg, The World’s End
3. Conner Chapman, The Selfish Giant
4. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
5. Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best Supporting Actor
1. Javier Bardem, The Counselor
2. Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
3. Brad Pitt, The Counselor
4. David Cross, It’s a Disaster
5. Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actress
1. Scarlett Johansson, Her
2. Léa Seydoux, Blue Is the Warmest Color
3. Gaby Hoffman, Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus and 2012
4. Pauline Burlet, The Past
5. Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Best Screenplay
1. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
2. Cormac McCarthy, The Counselor
3. Noah Baumbach & Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
4. Asghar Farhadi, The Past
5. Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg, The World’s End

Best Scene
1. Final scene, The Past
2. Opening scene, Gravity
3. Difficult difficult Lemmon difficult, The Wolf of Wall Street
4. “I’d like to forget Malkina fucking my car,” The Counselor
5. Final shootout, Drug War

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