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'The Past,' 'The Unknown Known' and 'The Selfish Giant' Join Ten Others on Updated List of Best-Reviewed 2013 Films Among Criticwire Members

By Steve Greene and Eric Kohn | Indiewire December 30, 2013 at 9:07AM

Four new films make the cut this week, as we update the list for one of the final times in 2013. As the collection passes 80, how many have you seen?
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31. After Tiller (Film Page), directed by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson (2013 Sundance Film Festival; September 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (30 grades)

32. At Berkeley (Film Page), directed by Frederick Wiseman (2013 Venice Film Festival; November 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (28 grades)


32. Sun Don't Shine (Film Page), directed by Amy Seimetz (2012 SXSW Film Festival; April theatrical/VOD release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (28 grades)


34. Cutie and the Boxer (Film Page), directed by Zachary Heinzerling (2013 Sundance Film Festival; August 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (26 grades)

35. Drug War (Film Page), directed by Johnnie To (2012 Rome Film Festival, July 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (25 grades)


36. La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (Film Page), directed by Mark Kendall (2012 SXSW Film Festival; May 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (21 grades)

37. This is Martin Bonner (Film Page), directed by Chad Hartigan (2013 Sundance Film Festival; June 2013 release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (20 grades)


38. Dirty Wars (Film Page), directed by Rick Rowley (2013 Sundance Film Festival; June 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (19 grades)

39. The Attack (Film Page), directed by Ziad Douieri (2012 Telluride Film Festival; June 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (18 grades)


40. Night Across the Street (Film Page), directed by Raúl Ruiz (2012 Cannes Film Festival; July 2013 DVD release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (17 grades)


41. The Unspeakable Act (Film Page), directed by Dan Sallitt (2012 Sarasota Film Festival; March 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: A- (16 grades)

42. Spring Breakers (Film Page), directed by Harmony Korine (2012 Venice Film Festival; March 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (115 grades


43. Room 237 (Film Page), directed by Rodney Ascher (2012 Sundance Film Festival; March 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (96 grades)


43. Side Effects (Film Page), directed by Steven Soderbergh (February 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (96 grades)

45. Mud (Film Page), directed by Jeff Nichols (2012 Cannes Film Festival; April 2013 theatrical release) 
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (86 grades)

46. Like Someone in Love (Film Page), directed by Abbas Kiarostami (2012 Cannes Film Festival; February 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (73 grades)


47. Beyond the Hills (Film Page), directed by Cristian Mungiu (2012 Cannes Film Festival; February 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (72 grades)


48. Nebraska (Film Page), directed by Alexander Payne (2013 Cannes Film Festival; November 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (70 grades)


49. The Hunt (Film Page), directed by Thomas Vinterberg (2012 Cannes Film Festival; July 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (67 grades)


50. Berberian Sound Studio (Film Page), directed by Peter Strickland (2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival; June 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (62 grades)


51. Something in the Air (Film Page), directed by Olivier Assayas (2012 Venice Film Festival, May 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (61 grades)

52. This is the End (Film Page), directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (June 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (60 grades)


53. Sightseers (Film Page), directed by Ben Wheatley (2012 Cannes Film Festival, May 2013 VOD/theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (55 grades)

54. Prisoners (Film Page), directed by Denis Villeneuve (2013 Telluride Film Festival, September 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (54 grades)

55. Ain't Them Bodies Saints (Film Page), directed by David Lowery (2013 Sundance Film Festival; August 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (48 grades)


56. Dallas Buyers Club (Film Page), directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (2013 Toronto International Film Festival; November 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (47 grades)


57. Fill the Void (Film Page), directed by Rama Burshtein (2012 Venice Film Festival; May 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (45 grades)


57. In a World... (Film Page), directed by Lake Bell (2013 Sundance Film Festival; August 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (45 grades)


59. Computer Chess (Film Page), directed by Andrew Bujalski (2013 Sundance Film Festival; June 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (44 grades)


60. A Hijacking (Film Page), directed by Tobias Lindholm (2012 Venice Film Festival; June 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (43 grades)


60. Prince Avalanche (Film Page), directed by David Gordon Green (2013 Sundance Film Festival; August 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (43 grades)

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