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Top 5 American Films of 2013
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Before Midnight”
“12 Years A Slave”
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Foreign Films of 2013
“The Grandmaster” (China cut)
“Something In The Air”
“The Great Beauty”
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Directors of 2013
Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years A Slave”
Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Sebastián Lelio, “Gloria”
Paolo Sorrentino, “The Great Beauty”
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Soundtracks of 2013
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Her,” Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett
“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” Daniel Hart
“Prisoners,” Jóhann Jóhannsson
“12 Years a Slave,” Hans Zimmer
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Cinematography of 2013
“Inside Llewyn Davis,” Bruno Delbonnel
“Gravity,” Emmanuel Lubezki
“The Grandmaster,” Philippe Le Sourd
“Her,” Hoyte van Hoytema
“12 Years A Slave,” Sean Bobbitt
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Actors of 2013
Robert Redford, “All Is Lost”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years A Slave”
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Actresses of 2013
Brie Larson, “Short Term 12”
Adèle Exarchopoulos, “Blue Is the Warmest Color”
Barbara Sukowa, “Hannah Arendt”
Paulina García, “Gloria”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Enough Said”
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Supporting Actors of 2013
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
James Gandolfini, “Enough Said”
John Goodman, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Supporting Actresses of 2013
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years A Slave”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”
Lola Créton, “Something In The Air,” “Bastards”
Mickey Sumner, “Frances Ha”
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Screenplays of 2013
“Inside Llewyn Davis,” Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
“Before Midnight,” Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
“Her,” Spike Jonze
“Computer Chess,” Andrew Bujalski
“The Spectacular Now,” Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Domestic Documentaries of 2013
“These Birds Walk,” Omar Mullick & Bassam Tariq
“At Berkeley,” Frederick Wiseman
“Leviathan,” Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel
“After Tiller,” Martha Shane, Lana Wilson
“Narco Cultura,” Shaul Schwarz
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Foreign Documentaries of 2013
“The Act of Killing,” Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, Anonymous
“Stories We Tell,” Sarah Polley
“The Square,” Jehane Noujaim
“To The Wolf,” Aran Hughes & Christina Koutsospyrou
“The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear,” Tinatin Gurchiani
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Films You Can’t See Yet of 2013
“Stranger By The Lake,” Alain Guiraudie
“Only Lovers Left Alive,” Jim Jarmusch
“Nobody’s Daughter Haewon,” Hong Sang-soo
“When Evening Falls on Bucharest or, Metabolism,” Corneliu Porumboiu
“The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Felix van Groeningen
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Low-Budget American Movies of 2013
“The Unspeakable Act,” Dan Sallitt
“The Sun Don’t Shine,” Amy Seimetz
“I Used To Be Darker,” Matt Porterfield
“Drinking Buddies,” Joe Swanberg
“Upstream Color,” Shane Carruth
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Film Books of 2013
“Olivier Assayas,” Kent Jones
“The Wes Anderson Collection,” Matt Zoller Seitz
“Tell Me Something: Advice From Documentary Filmmakers,” Jessica Edwards
“The Friedkin Connection,” William Friedkin
“Joe Dante,” Nil Baskar & Gabe Klinger
—Ray Pride

Top 5 Neighborhood Movie Theaters in 2013
Logan Theatre in Logan Square
Davis Theater in Lincoln Square
Showplace Icon in South Loop
Muvico in Rosemont
Music Box in Wrigleyville
John Wawrzaszek

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