Staff Picks: Movies

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.

Top Critics: 20 Best Films of 2013

In case you needed one last, post-Oscars list to use for upcoming checkout's. According to a survey of the editors and contributors of Film Comment magazine, these are the Top 20 films of 2013. Some have been released on DVD and others have yet to hit the shelves.

  1. Inside Llewyn Davis
  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
  11. Museum Hours
  12. Blue Is the Warmest Color
  13. Bastards
  14. Spring Breakers
  15. Like Someone in Love
  16. Stories We Tell
  17. Her
  18. Nebraska
  19. American Hustle
  20. The Grandmaster




I've heard some grumblings from critics that I quite respect who assert that Fruitvale Station wasn't given the recognition it was due. It wouldn't make the very top of my list for recent releases, but it's disappointing when such well executed and pertinent films like this are overlooked.
This is an interesting list. Six of them already in my my list for renting via nexflix...if I find them.