GRAVITY Floats across Top 10 Lists from Sight & Sound, Empire, and Cahiers Du Cinema

     December 2, 2013


We’ve entered December, so it’s time for everyone to start putting their Top 10 lists together.  A potential contender, The Wolf of Wall Street, only screened this past weekend, and so it probably wasn’t considered for Sight & Sound, Empire, and Cahiers Du Cinema’s Top 10 Films of 2013 lists.  As Adam has pointed out in his Oscar Beat column, the awards race is currently between 12 Years a Slave and Gravity, but these critical publications have come down firmly on the side of Alfonso Cuaron‘s outer-space thriller.  It hit #1 for Empire, #2 for Sight & Sound, and #4 for Cahiers Du Cinema.  On the flip side, 12 Years a Slave is nowhere to be found (Correction: It turns out 12 Years hasn’t been released in Europe, so that probably explains its absence).  Also worth noting: Blue Is the Warmest Color and A Touch of Sin were on Cahiers’ and Sight & Sound’s lists, and Lincoln, which opened in Europe this year, made it on to Cahiers and Empire’s lists.

Hit the jump for Top 10 lists from each publication, and get ready for the onslaught of critics groups announcing their “Best of” choices starting tomorrow with the New York Film Critics Circle.

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Sight & Sound

  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
  10. Stranger By the Lake


  1. Gravity
  2. Captain Phillips
  3. Rush
  4. Mud
  5. Lincoln
  6. Stoker
  7. Iron Man 3
  8. Before Midnight
  9. The Great Beauty
  10. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Cahiers Du Cinéma

  1. Stranger By the Lake
  2. Spring Breakers
  3. Blue is the Warmest Color
  4. Gravity
  5. A Touch of Sin
  6. Lincoln
  7. La Jalousie
  8. Nobody’s Daughter Haewon
  9. You and the Night
  10. La bataille de Solférino


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