2013 Top 10

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This may be the earliest I’ve ever completed a Top Ten list in my life, not even half way into January.

01) The Grandmaster – Wong Kar Wai (Hong Kong) *****
02) Her – Spike Jonze (USA) **** 1/2
03) An Oversimplification of Her Beauty – Terrence Nance (USA)
04) Frances Ha – Noah Baumbach (USA)
05) The Great Beauty – Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)
06) Inside Llewyn Davis – Coen Bros (USA)
07) 12 Years a Slave – Steve McQueen (UK/USA)
08) Short Term 12 – Destin Daniel Creton (USA)
09) Gravity – Alfonso Cuaron (USA)
10) The Broken Circle Breakdown – Felix Van Groeningen (Belgium) ****

2012 Top 10

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I’m not sure why it’s taken so long to finalize my list, but here it is.

01) Monsieur Lazhar – Philippe Falardeau (Canada) *****
02) Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson (USA)
03) Holy Motors – Leos Carax (France)
04) Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlen (USA)
05) The Kid with a Bike – Dardenne Brothers (Belgium) **** 1/2
06) I Wish – Hirokazu Koreeda (Japan)
07) Lincoln – Steven Spielberg (USA)
08) Wreck-It Ralph – Rich Moore (USA)
09) Goodbye First Love – Mia Hansen-Love (France)
10) End of Watch – David Ayer (USA)

Top 10, 2011

01) Hugo – Martin Scorsese (USA) *****
02) Melancholia – Lars von Trier (Denmark)
03) The Tree of Life – Terrence Malick (USA)
04) Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen (USA) **** 1/2
05) Weekend – Andrew Haigh (UK)
06) The Skin I Live In – Almodovar (Spain)
07) Tyrannosaur – Paddy Considine (UK)
08) Moneyball – Bennet Miller (USA)
09) Boys on the Run – Daisuke Miura (Japan)
10) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II – David Yates (UK) ****