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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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62. Blancanieves (Film Page), directed by Pablo Berger (2012 Toronto International Film Festival; February 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (41 grades)


63. In the House (Film Page), directed by Francois Ozon (2012 Toronto International Film Festival; April 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (39 grades)


63. You're Next (Film Page), directed by Adam Wingard (2011 Toronto International Film Festival; August 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (39 grades)


65. The Conjuring (Film Page), directed by James Wan (2013 Nocturna: Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival; July 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (38 grades)


66. Lore (Film Page), directed by Cate Shortland (2012 Sydney Film Festival; February 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (38 grades)

67. War Witch (Film Page), directed by Kim Nguyen (2012 Berlinale; March 2013 VOD/theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (37 grades

68. The Kings of Summer (Film Page), directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (2013 Sundance Film Festival; May 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (36 grades

69. What Maisie Knew (Film Page), directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel (2012 Toronto International Film Festival; May 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (33 grades)


70. Drinking Buddies (Film Page), directed by Joe Swanberg (2013 SXSW Film Festival; August 2013 VOD/theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (32 grades)


70. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (Film Page), directed by Alain Resnais (2012 Cannes Film Festival; July 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (32 grades)

72. Our Children (Film Page), directed by Joachim Lafosse (2012 Cannes Film Festival; August 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (31 grades)

73. Blue Caprice (Film Page), directed by Alexandre Moors (2013 Sundance Film Festival; September 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (29 grades)


73. I Killed My Mother (Film Page), directed by Xavier Dolan (2009 Cannes Film Festival; March 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (29 grades)

75. An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Film Page), directed by Terence Nance (2012 Sundance Film Festival; April 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (28 grades)

76. The Broken Circle Breakdown (Film Page), directed by Felix Van Groeningen (2013 Berlinale; November 2013 release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (26 grades)


76. Philomena (Film Page), directed by Stephen Frears (2013 Venice Film Festival; November 2013 theatrical release) 
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (26 grades)


78. Hannah Arendt (Film Page), directed by Margarethe Von Trotta (2012 Toronto International Film Festival; May 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (24 grades)

78. It's a Disaster (Film Page), directed by Todd Berger (2012 LA Film Festival; April 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (24 grades)


80. Our Nixon (Film Page), directed by Penny Lane (2013 IFFR; September 2013 theatrical release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (22 grades)


81. Augustine (Film Page), directed by Alice Winocour (2012 Cannes Film Festival; May 2013 release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (21 grades)


81. A Band Called Death (Film Page), directed by Mark Christopher Covino and Jeff Howlett (2012 LA Film Festival; June 2013 release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (21 grades)

83. The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld (Film Page), directed by Errol Morris (2013 Telluride Film Festival; December 2013 release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (20 grades)

84. Sound City (Film Page), directed by Dave Grohl (2013 Sundance Film Festival; February 2013 theatrical release) 
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (19 grades)


84. We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks (Film Page), directed by Alex Gibney (2013 Sundance Film Festival; May 2013 theatrical release)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (19 grades)

86. From Up On Poppy Hill (Film Page), directed by Gorō Miyazaki (2011 release (Japan); March 2013 release date (English-language version))
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (18 grades)

86. The Selfish Giant (Film Page), directed by Clio Barnard (2013 Cannes Film Festival; December 2013 theatrical release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (18 grades)


88. Concussion (Film Page), directed by Stacie Passon (2013 Sundance Film Festival; October 2013 release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (17 grades)

89. Graceland (Film Page), directed by Ron Morales (2012 Tribeca Film Festival; April 2013 release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (16 grades)

89. I Used to Be Darker (Film Page), directed by Matthew Porterfield (2013 Sundance Film Festival; September 2013 release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (16 grades)

89. In the Fog (Film Page), directed by Sergei Loznitsa (2012 Cannes Film Festival; July 2013 release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (16 grades)

89. Narco Cultura (Film Page), directed by Shaul Schwarz (2013 Sundance Film Festival; October 2013 release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (16 grades)


89. Paradise: Hope (Film Page), directed by Ulrich Seidl (2013 Berlinale; December 2013 release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (16 grades)

94. Viola (Film Page), directed by Matías Piñeiro (2012 Toronto International Film Festival; July 2013 release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (15 grades)


94. Yossi (Film Page), directed by Eytan Fox (2012 Tribeca Film Festival; January 2013 release date)
Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (15 grades)


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