The 100 best films of the decade (so far), #1-20 · Best of. Going in, we knew that this list—totaled up from ballots submitted by 11 A.V. Club staff members and contributors—would be eclectic, with plenty of dark horses sneaking up toward the front. Still, we were genuinely surprised at what ended up at the top of the list. Close to 300 films received votes, and not one of the movies that appear on this list appeared on every voter’s ballot.
Still, one led the pack in terms of both votes and points—a movie that seemed, at the outset, like anything but a consensus favorite. Were you surprised with the final results? 20. Possibly the most mainstream effort from Iranian master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, Certified Copy is an intricately conceived portrait of a relationship that, around its midpoint, also reveals itself to be a deft commentary on the nature of artifice, and thus on the cinema itself. 19. 18. 17. 16. 15. “I don’t see a lot of money here,” says Bud Grossman (F. 14. 13. 12. 11. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets · Film Review. The toxic paranoia poisoning American life is on display in 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, a fine and timely documentary about the 2012 killing of black youth Jordan Davis in a convenience store parking lot by Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man who believed that the 17-year-old student meant to do him harm—and later that Florida’s infamous Stand Your Ground laws would protect him in court, as they did George Zimmerman.
The outcome of the case is now a matter of public record, but Marc Silver’s film, which was mostly shot over the course of the trial and features plenty of footage of the proceedings, still bristles with tension and uncertainty. Not about Dunn’s culpability, which is established early on and never really rebutted—even by his own defense team. The question here is whether a statewide legal system that seems currently designed to offer unrepentant killers an escape route can itself stand up to any sort of sustained cross-examination. EL CRIMEN DE ZACARIAS BARRIENTOS. British film on the crest of a new wave | Film | The Observer. At Cannes, in May, there was anxious talk.
Of the 70-plus features showcased at the film festival only two of them were British. Did it signal a decline in the UK industry? By the end of 2013, would our film people be wringing their hands while cinemagoers queued up for American fare and the House of Lords unhappily convened a select committee? Without a doubt, the pair of British films on show at Cannes were excellent – Clio Barnard's The Selfish Giant and Paul Wright's For Those in Peril – both bruising, powerful dramas. But French and American and Mexican and Chinese and Cambodian film-makers left Cannes with the top prizes; meanwhile fans and boosters of British cinema travelled back across the Channel in mild panic.
Was it going to be a dud year? Scoot forward a few months, the international festival train having rolled on from Cannes through Locarno and Venice and Telluride and Toronto, and everything looks different. So after Cannes, relief. What happened? AMMA ASANTE: Belle. Top 100 Viewed and Rated - Documentary Addict. Below are two top 100 collections of all docs on DA - Most Viewed followed by Highest Rated. Ranked by most popular from 1st to 100th. How can you help improve the list? Easy - By sharing and rating the docs you watch! This page is automatically updated. If you've just discovered DA, there are over 4,000 docs for your enjoyment so sit back and watch one or two (3+ if you're an addict)!
Food Inc. Health One of the best food documentaries available. Views: 398929 Watch Film → Why Beauty Matters Art and Artists Philosopher Roger Scruton presents a provocative essay on the importance of beauty in the arts and in our lives. Views: 61162 Watch Film → Boy Interrupted Society Audio is English. Views: 31569 Watch Film → talhotblond Crime This is the true story of a love triangle that takes place entirely online. Views: 28871 Watch Film → Capitalism - A Love Story Views: 25978 Watch Film → The Golden Gate Bridge Suicides Views: 21858 Watch Film → Porndemic Sexuality Views: 19054 Watch Film → The Perfect Vagina Media. The 10 best films of 2013, No 10 – Wadjda | Film. Wadjda is the first Saudi Arabian feature to be directed by a woman. Shot in the suburbs of Riyadh, Haifaa Al-Mansour's film tells the story of an 10-year-old who wants to buy a green bicycle to race against her friend Abdullah.
Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) shouldn't want a bike (her mum's worried – it could ruin her virginity), she shouldn't – as a girl on the edge of puberty – really be playing with Abdullah. But she does, cheerfully and with cursory regard for mum's fretting or the disapproval of her staunchly traditionalist teacher. She wears Converse under her traditional garb – a handy visual metaphor for the film itself. Because Wadjda is a funny, romantic story hiding its political edge. It subverts the western fallacy that womanhood in traditionalist Islamic countries must always be miserable, while never soft-pedalling in its push for reform. Religion is part and parcel of the restrictions on Wadjda's daily life, but she's learned to use the system to get what she wants. The best films for spring 2013 | Film. Link to video: The Look of Love: watch the trailer Spring Breakers (dir. Harmony Korine) Harmony Korine beguiles some and infuriates others.
The film-maker who made his name in the 1990s as the writer of the controversial Kids now returns with what looks like outrageous trashsploitation: four hot young women rob a restaurant to fund their sybaritic "spring break" and get into a serious hot-tub of trouble. Our critics review Spring Breakers Link to video: Spring Breakers The Place Beyond the Pines (dir. Derek Cianfrance, who made 2010's much-admired Blue Valentine, returns with a very different type of drama. Our critics review The Place Beyond the Pines Link to video: The Place Beyond the Pines In the Fog (dir. Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa has made a slow but compelling parable about the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union and the partisans hiding out in the forest, preparing to hit back.
Our critics review In the Fog Link to video: In the Fog The Look of Love (dir. I'm So Excited (dir. The best films of 2013. Most movies are about relationships—between law and order, between desire and duty, between the past and the present. But in 2013, many of the great and memorable films—the ones that moved or shocked or stuck with us—were about relationships in the most traditional sense of the word: This was the year of Jesse and Céline, of Adèle and Emma, and of Joaquin Phoenix and his computer. There were mysterious romances, like the pig-related courtship of Upstream Color, and platonic love stories, like Frances Ha and Prince Avalanche. For cinephiles, love wasn’t just in the movies, but also in the air: There was so much to adore—so many fine, unconventional films, a large number of them American—that a list of 20 almost doesn’t do the year justice.
Regardless, that’s what we’ve assembled below, joining heads to count down the best of what 2013 had to offer. 20. First Cousin Once Removed 19. 18. 17. 16. 15. 14. 13. 12. No, it won’t eclipse Goodfellas. 11. 10. 9. 8. 7. 10 best films of 2013 | Film. Top 10 silent movies | Film. 10. City Lights City Lights was arguably the biggest risk of Charlie Chaplin's career: The Jazz Singer, released at the end of 1927, had seen sound take cinema by storm, but Chaplin resisted the change-up, preferring to continue in the silent tradition. In retrospect, this isn't so much the precious behaviour of a purist but the smart reaction of an experienced comedian; Chaplin's films rarely used intertitles anyway, and though it is technically "silent", City Lights is very mindful of it own self-composed score and keenly judged sound effects.
At its heart, Chaplin's film is a mismatched love story in the vein of DW Griffiths' Broken Blossoms, made some 10 years earlier, but Chaplin knowingly modernises it, moving the location from the seedy docks of Limehouse to the bustle of the city centre, where Chaplin's vagrant falls for a blind flower-seller. 9. Earth Earth, capped by that avowedly secular title, is a lyrical, carnal movie about birth, death, sex and rebellion. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3.
Top 10 documentaries | Film. 10. Man With a Movie Camera To best understand this 1929 silent documentary, one ought to know that its director, the exotically named "Dziga Vertov", was actually born David Abelevich Kaufman in 1896. Some say the name derives from the Russian word for spinning top, but the pseudonym is more likely an onomatopeic approximation of the sound made by the twin reels of film as the director ran them backwards and forwards through his flatbed editor.
For Vertov, film was something physical, to be manipulated by man, and yet, paradoxically, he also saw it as a medium that revealed the truths of life. Heavily influenced by futurism and constructivism, both key concerns of the Soviet avant-garde, Vertov set out with a simple plan – to record a day in the life of urban Russia. 9. Crumb (the movie) paints a portrait of the artist as snickering, self-loathing geek, pushing the boundaries of taste with his exultant inky emissions and view of modern-day America as a kind of circus of the damned. 8. 10 películas del Festival de Cannes que no nos queremos perder >> Versión muy original. De la extensa selección de películas que se presentarán del 15 al 26 de mayo en el Festival de Cannes, hemos elegido diez que estamos deseando ver (ocho de ellas se presentan a concurso). No ha sido fácil dejar fuera alguna, pero tampoco queremos alargar esta videogalería más de lo necesario. Y además tendréis toda la información a diario desde Cannes con Carlos Boyero y Gregorio Belinchón en EL PAÍS en esta página especial del Festival de Cannes (pincha aquí). * Only lovers left alive, de Jim Jarmusch.
Reparto: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt y Anton Yelchin. Jarmusch se lanza al mundo vampírico con este drama romántico (intuímos que algo de comedia habrá también, al estilo Jarmusch) que cuenta de la historia de dos vampiros enamorados durante siglos. * Behind the candelabra, de Steven Soderbergh. . * Nebraska, de Alexander Payne. . * Inside Llewyn Davis, de los hermanos Coen. . * Only god forgives, de Nicolas Winding Refn. . * The bling ring, de Sofia Coppola. American Film Institute names top 10 films of 2013 ahead of Oscars | Film. The American Film Institute has named its top films of 2013, offering up one of the most accurate pictures so far of the likely nominees for next year's Oscar for best film.
The AFI list is, in alphabetical order: American HustleCaptain PhillipsFruitvale StationGravityHerInside Llewyn DavisNebraskaSaving Mr BanksTwelve Years a SlaveThe Wolf of Wall Street. Last year eight out of the 10 films chosen by the institute were also named by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the best picture category. Oscars experts are predicting that this year's list of Academy award nominees could be shorter, so the AFI rundown is bad news indeed for missing awards-season hopefuls such as Lee Daniels's The Butler, Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, and the Aids drama Dallas Buyers Club.
Of those in this year's list, Twelve Years a Slave, American Hustle, Gravity and Her have already picked up prizes from critics bodies, so would be predicted to grab a best-picture nomination. The best films of 2012 | Best Of 2012 | Best of. From the gut-wrenching, step-by-step chronology of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad to seafaring cultists practicing Scientology-like rituals in the wake of World War II to the 16th president twisting arms over the passing of the 13th Amendment, the best films of 2012 brought history to life with an extraordinary scrupulousness that still left room for vivid artistic expression. But searching for patterns in a best-of list like the one below does little justice to the films’ diversity and unruliness, and the many wondrous places movies took viewers this year, including the haunted landscapes of Turkey (Once Upon A Time In Anatolia) and Georgia (The Loneliest Planet), revitalized twists on the slasher (The Cabin In The Woods) and noir (Killer Joe) genres, and two vastly different takes on what love really means (Amour, The Deep Blue Sea).
Unlike in past years, nearly all films were available to see before press time, with one conspicuous exception: Most of The A.V. The best films of 2012: Philip French's choice | Culture | The Observer. The 23 best film directors in the world today | Film. 1 - Paul Thomas Anderson Dillon Freasier and Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood. Photo: Allstar Though he's released only five films over a 16-year career, Paul Thomas Anderson has risen from promising young whiz-kid to Hollywood royalty with barely a bump along the way. As the scope of his work has tightened – from the sprawling ensembles of Boogie Nights and Magnolia through the intimate duologue of Punch-Drunk Love to the all-consuming solipsism of There Will Be Blood – so his dedication to his craft has intensified, with his disdain for PR and celebrity marking him out as the most devout film-maker of his generation (as well as the owner of one of Wikipedia's most glitz-free "personal life" sections).
His upcoming film The Master, a controversial look at the birth of a cult not entirely dissimilar to the Church of Scientology, should make that title inarguable. 2 - Lynne Ramsay Tilda Swinton in We Need To Talk About Kevin. 3 - Nicolas Winding Refn Ryan Gosling in Drive. Best films of 2012 so far: an annotated checklist | Film | For Our Consideration. Two times a year—at the halfway point and during list-making season in November—I send out a list of “significant” movies to the film staff so they can try to see as many as possible before our Year In Film feature. It’s just a simple checklist, presented in the order each film was released theatrically in New York City. The idea is to give our writers time to catch up and give relative obscurities like The Arbor (last year’s No. 13 on our conjoined Best Of The Year list) the same collective consideration as more widely heralded efforts like The Tree Of Life. In the interest of transparency—and recommending a bunch of movies we love—I’m making the halftime list public this year so our readers can play along at home.
A few caveats: My staff inevitably comes back to me with omissions, and I suspect there will be many in the comments below. We’ll add the big ones to our year-end checklist.Normally, the list goes out without categories. The Essentials Once Upon A Time In Anatolia Haywire. 100 Best French Films - Time Out Paris. Tlatelolco: a 44 años de la tragedia, ocho películas y documentales en memoria de los caídos. Ciudad de México, 2 de oct (Sinembargo.mx) – A 44 años de la “Matanza de Tlatelolco”,es importante conocer más acerca de los orígenes y las causas de este lamentable hecho. Un crimen en el cual el Estado mexicano tuvo responsabilidad, y por el cual los señalados como supuestos responsables aún no pagan. No se sabe la cifra exacta de los y las estudiantes que perdieron la vida, tampoco se ha publicado una lista oficial con sus identidades. La Estela que se localiza en la Plaza de las Tres Culturas, en ese conjunto habitacional de la Ciudad de México, registra los nombres de 20 personas, y termina con un fragmento de un poema de Rosario Castellanos: “…y muchos otros compañeros cuyos nombres y edades aún no conocemos“.
Aquella tarde y noche del 2 de octubre de 1968, no sólo se arrebató la vida de decenas, cientos o miles de personas, sino también -coinciden los líderes sobrevivientes- se cortó de tajo con la rabia ideológica juvenil. 1. 2.La masacre de Tlatelolco 3.Borrar de la memoria 4. FRAUDE MEXICO 2006 HD Película Completa. HOME. Life In A Day. The best films of 2016 so far: The A.V. Club’s catch-up guide · Best of.
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