'Gravity', 'Her', 'American Hustle' Top TIME's 10 Best Movies of 2013
"I hate space!" We're in the thick of the awards season and in the middle of December, meaning Best of and Top 10 lists are hitting left and right. One of the latest to arrive is TIME Magazine's Top 10 Best Movies of 2013, curated by their critic Richard Corliss. The big news is that Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity tops it all, landing the coveted #1 spot as their Best Movie of the Year. Damn. That's going to piss off the critics who have started to come down hard on the film. Other notable picks include Spike Jonze's Her, which we loved too, David O. Russell's American Hustle, Disney's Frozen and the doc The Act of Killing. View his list below.
Here are Richard Corliss of TIME's Top 10 Best Movies of 2013 (via TIME.com):
10. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
9. 12 Years a Slave
8. The Act of Killing
6. Fast & Furious 6
5. The Grandmaster
3. American Hustle
2. The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)
Commenting on his #1 pick of Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, Corliss gushes: "An epic of desperate peril and profound wonder, Alfonso Cuarón’s thrilling 3-D drama is a testament to human grit and groundbreaking technical ingenuity. It deserves to be seen once for the wow factor and a second time to try to figure out how Cuarón and his digital savants managed to make the impossible seem so cinematically plausible." Indeed. This list is certain to stir up discussion, considering it has such a precarious balance of art house excellence and some Hollywood indulgence. Then again, most of these films will be on my own Top 10 list, so I can't help but find some common ground. We'll be seeing many more Best of lists this month. What do you think?