"The Act of Killing" Tops Sight & Sound Best Films of 2013 List!

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Sight & Sound (the British Film Institute-published magazine) is the first to create a list of the best films of 2013.  Polling over one hundred international critics, curators, and academics, the top movie of the list is the excellent documentary "The Act of Killing."  But have no fear Hollywood fans, Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" makes a strong showing at No. 2!  Here's the Top 30 best films of 2013 according to Sight & Sound: 

1. “The Act of Killing” (Joshua Oppenheimer) 

2. “Gravity” (Alfonso Cuaron) 

3. “Blue is the Warmest Color” (Abdellatif Kechiche) 

4. “The Great Beauty” (Paolo Sorrentino) 

5. “Frances Ha” (Noah Baumbach) 

6. “A Touch of Sin” (Jia Zhang-ke) 

=“Upstream Color” (Shane Carruth) 

8. “The Selfish Giant” (Clio Barnard) 

9. “Norte, the End of History” (Lav Diaz) 

=”Stranger by the Lake” (Alain Guiraudie) 

11. “Before Midnight” (Richard Linklater) 

=”Stray Dogs” (Tsai Ming-liang) 

13. “Leviathan” (Lucien Castaing and Verena Paravel) 

14. ”All is Lost” (J.C. Chandor) 

=”A Field in England” (Ben Wheatley) 

=“12 Years a Slave” (Steve McQueen) 

17. “Bastards” (Claire Denis) 

=”Gloria” (Sebastian Lelio) 

=”The Missing Picture” (Rithy Panh) 

=”Story of My Death” (Albert Serra) 

=”Under the Skin” (Jonathan Glazer) 

22. “At Berkeley” (Frederick Wiseman) 

=”Beyond the Hills” (Cristian Mungiu) 

=”Blancanieves” (Pablo Berger)  

=”Blue Jasmine” (Woody Allen)

=”Django Unchained” (Quentin Tarantino) 

=“Ida” (Pawel Pawlikowski) 

=”Inside Llewyn Davis” (Joel and Ethan Coen) 

=“It’s Such a Beautiful Day” (Don Hertzfeldt) 

=”The Last of the Unjust” (Claude Lanzmann)

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Manny the Movie Guy is a multi-Emmy award-winning film critic who has always had a passion for movies. His love of film criticism started while working for his school newspaper at Purdue University. Upon graduation, Manny was offered a full-scholarship to complete his Post-Baccalaureate degree in Film at the School…

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