By Clint Holloway | Indiewire November 22, 2013 at 5:03PM
6. Watch: Shia LaBeouf in a Very NSFW Clip From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'
Lars von Trier, who has refrained from doing press following his 2011 Cannes gaffe, has been teasing his latest work, the two-part sexual epic "Nymphomaniac," with a lot of ingredients: a sly poster, a mysterious website, and four tantalizing clips.
7. Sundance Wishlist: 30 Films We Hope Will Head to Park City in 2014
Thanksgiving is the most anxious holiday for indie filmmakers, as the Sundance Film Festival begins making its calls with (hopefully) good news. The first round of programming announcements are expected following the four-day holiday weekend, with over 100 features expected over various sections of the January 2014 festival.
8. Watch: Jonas Cuaron's 'Gravity' Short Film Spin-Off Shows Us Other Side of Sandra Bullock's Distress Call
While watching Sandra Bullock fight for her life in "Gravity" this fall, did anyone else wonder about the voice on the other end of her distress call? Jonas Cuaron's "Aningaaq" shows us who was on the other end of that radio.
9. Criticwire Members' List of Highest Ranked 2013 Indie Movies Adds 'Nebraska' and 'The Great Beauty'
According to the nearly 500 critics listed in Indiewire's Criticwire Network, there are over 70 indie films that have been released in theaters or on digital platforms this year worth checking out. Of course, 2013 still has a few more months to go. The following list, updated on a weekly basis, contains all films released in 2013 that currently hold a B+ average or higher on Criticwire as long as they have been graded by at least 15 critics.
10. For Your Consideration: A Mid-November Take On All The Major Oscar Races
All the major fall festivals have come and gone, and the Oscar prognosticators have come out in full force. And while there's still two months until the nominations are announced, it's finally fair game. Yes, there are a few major films that could still shake things up significantly (two, really: Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" and David O. Russell's "American Hustle"), the vast majority of the films that will be nominated have been seen by many, either at festivals or in theatrical release. And it's quite likely we've already seen our best picture winner, too. The last time a film won best picture that hadn't had its world premiere somewhere by the end of October was way back in 2004 with "Million Dollar Baby."