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2013 Film Awards #mylifeasaspectator

Here are the best of the best, 2013 Films Edition.

Best Film: Her (runner up: The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Director: Spike Jonze, Her (runner up: Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Actor: Isaiah Washington,  Blue Caprice (runner up: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said (runner up: Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha)

Best Supporting Actor: James Gandolfini, Enough Said (runner up: Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johanson, Her (runner up: Lupita Nyang’o, 12 Years a Slave)

Best Screenplay: Before Midnight (runner up: Frances Ha)

Best Cinematography: Prisoners (runner up: The Conjuring)

Best Non-fiction Film: The Act of Killing (runner up: Leviathan)

Best Foreign-language Film: The Grandmaster (Chinese cut) (runner up: The Hunt)

Best Scene (tribute to the Skandies): “When life gives you Lemmons”, The Wolf of Wall Street (runner up: “Shock”, Captain Phillips)

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The Movies of 2013, Listified #mylifeasaspectator

We’re two months into 2014, so I’ve lost the will to spend much more time with 2013′s movies. Here are all of the 2013 releases I saw, situated into the categories specified with the Crix Pix format. I’ll follow up with my “awards”, such as they are.

Here are the movies of 2013:

Tier One

  • 12 Years a Slave (McQueen) – PRO
  • The Act of Killing (Oppenheimer) – PRO
  • Before Midnight (Linklater) – PRO
  • Blue Caprice (Moors) – PRO
  • Frances Ha (Baumbach) – PRO
  • Gravity (Cuaron) – PRO
  • Her (Jonze) – PRO
  • Leviathan (Castaing-Taylor) – PRO
  • The Lords of Salem (Zombie) – PRO
  • Only God Forgives (Refn) – PRO
  • Prisoners (Villenueve) – PRO
  • Sightseers (Wheatley) – PRO
  • To the Wonder (Malick) – PRO
  • Upstream Color (Carruth) – PRO
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese) – PRO 

Tier Two

  • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (Lowery) – pro
  • Bullet to the Head (Hill) – pro
  • Captain Phillips (Greengrass) – pro
  • The Conjuring (Wan) – pro
  • Don Jon (Levitt) – pro
  • Drinking Buddies (Swanberg) – pro
  • Enough Said (Holofcener) – pro
  • Europa Report (Cordero) – pro
  • The Grandmaster (Wong) – pro
  • Happy People (Herzog & Vasyukov) – pro
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lawrence) – pro
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen Brothers) – pro
  • Iron Man 3  (Black) – pro
  • Jug Face (Kinkle) – pro
  • The Last Stand (Ji-woon) – pro
  • Man of Steel (Snyder) – pro
  • Monsters University – pro
  • Mud (Nichols) – pro
  • Pain and Gain (Bay) – pro
  • The Place Beyond the Pines (Cianfrance) – pro
  • Room 237 (Ascher) – pro
  • Short Term 12 (Cretton) – pro
  • Side Effects (Soderbergh) – pro
  • Stories We Tell (Polley) – pro
  • This is Martin Bonner - pro
  • This is the End (Rogan & Goldberg) – pro
  • Warm Bodies (Levine) – pro

Tier Three

  • All is Lost (Chandor) – mixed
  • American Hustle (Russell) – mixed
  • Blue Jasmine (Allen) – mixed
  • The Canyons (Schrader) – mixed
  • Dallas Buyers Club (Vallee) – mixed
  • Escape Plan (Hafstrom) – mixed
  • The Heat (Feig) – mixed
  • In a World (Bell) – mixed
  • The Lone Ranger (Verbinski) – mixed
  • Nebraska (Alexander Payne) – mixed
  • Pacific Rim (Del Toro) – mixed
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Stiller) – mixed
  • Spring Breakers (Korine) – mixed
  • World War Z (Forster) – mixed
  • The World’s End (Wright) – mixed 

Tier Four 

  • Behind the Candelabra (Soderbergh) – con
  • The Bling Ring (Coppola) – con
  • Byzantium (Jordan) – con
  • Computer Chess (Bujalski) – con
  • Elysium (Blomkamp) – con
  • Passion (DePalma) – con

Tier Five

  • The Counselor (Scott) – CON
  • Escape from Tomorrow - CON
  • Jobs (Stern) – CON
  • Prince Avalanche (Green) – CON
  • The Purge (DeMonaco) – CON
  • Simon Killer (Campos) – CON