Sight & Sound, John Waters Top 10 Of 2013

It’s December, so various top ten films of the year lists are currently being drawn up by critics, filmmakers and film lovers. Two regular early starters are the UK’s Sight & Sound Magazine and cult filmmaker John Waters.

Today, both have released their Top 10 lists for the year, and not a single film from either has crossed over with each other. Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary “The Act of Killing” and Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers” topped the respective lists.

Both however feature some films not in the awards race but have scored acclaim elsewhere such as the gay cruising serial killer drama “Stranger by the Lake,” the Chinese crime film “A Touch of Sin,” the late term abortion doco “After Tiller,” and Pedro Almodovar’s raucous air steward comedy “I’m So Excited”.

Sight & Sound Top 10 of 2013:

1. The Act of Killing
2. Gravity
3. Blue is the Warmest Color
4. The Great Beauty
5. Frances Ha
6. A Touch of Sin
7. Upstream Color
8. The Selfish Giant
9. Norte, the End of History (TIE)
9. Stranger By The Lake (TIE)

John Waters Top 10 of 2013:

1. Spring Breakers
2. Camile Claudel 1915
3. Abuse Of Weakness
4. Hors Satan
5. After Tiller
6. Hannah Arendt
7. Beyond The Hills
8. Blue Jasmine
9. Blackfish
10. I’m So Excited