SFFCC Members’ Best of 2013
January 1st, 2014 by SFFCC

As our members complete their Best of 2013 lists, they will be added here.

Jeffrey M. Anderson (Combustible Celluloid)

GRAVITY
HER
BEFORE MIDNIGHT
TO THE WONDER
LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE
UPSTREAM COLOR
NEBRASKA
DRUG WAR
COMPUTER CHESS
THE WORLD’S END

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Jeanne Aufmuth

12 YEARS A SLAVE
ALL IS LOST
20 FEET FROM STARDOM
HER
BLACKFISH
FROZEN
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
SAVING MR. BANKS
WADJDA
NEBRASKA

added 1/1/2013

Peter Canavese (Groucho Reviews)

HER
12 YEARS A SLAVE
BEFORE MIDNIGHT
AT BERKELEY
FRANCES HA
THE ACT OF KILLING
A HIJACKING
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
IN THE HOUSE
ALL IS LOST

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Cheryl Eddy (SF Bay Guardian)

THE ACT OF KILLING
12 YEARS A SLAVE
GRAVITY
AMERICAN HUSTLE
UPSTREAM COLOR
MUSEUM HOURS
SPRING BREAKERS
FRANCES HA
COMPUTER CHESS
FRUITVALE STATION

added 1/1/2013

Peter Hartlaub (San Francisco Chronicle)

GRAVITY
12 YEARS A SLAVE
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
HER
PACIFIC RIM
NEBRASKA
FRUITVALE STATION
20 FEET FROM STARDOM
THE WORLD’S END
THE CONJURING

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Leba Hertz (San Francisco Chronicle)

12 YEARS A SLAVE
AMERICAN HUSTLE
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
THE CLOCK
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
DALLAS BUYER’S CLUB
42
PHILOMENA
AMERICAN JERUSALEM: JEWS AND THE MAKING OF SAN FRANCISCO
WHITE HOUSE DOWN

added 1/1/2013

Mick LaSalle (San Francisco Chronicle)

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
AT ANY PRICE
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
AMERICAN HUSTLE
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
THE PAST
GRAVITY
BEFORE MIDNIGHT
THE EAST

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added 1/1/2013

Jason LeRoy (The Binge)

HER
SHORT TERM 12
BLUE JASMINE
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
SPRING BREAKERS
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
NEBRASKA
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
ENOUGH SAID

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added 1/1/2013

Tim Sika (Celluloid Dreams)

12 YEARS A SLAVE
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
BEFORE MIDNIGHT
THE PAST
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
THE SPECTACULAR NOW
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
GRAVITY

added 1/1/2013

Michael Snyder (Marina Times)

AMERICAN HUSTLE
BIG SUR
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
BLUE JASMINE
EUROPA REPORT
FROZEN
FRUITVALE STATION
GRAVITY
NEBRASKA
PACIFIC RIM
PHILOMENA
SHORT TERM 12
THE GREAT BEAUTY
20 FEET FROM STARDOM
UPSTREAM COLOR
WHAT MAISIE KNEW

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Kelly Vance (East Bay Express)

12 YEARS A SLAVE
BLUE JASMINE
CRYSTAL FAIRY
FRANCES HA
GRAVITY
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
KILL YOUR DARLINGS
NEBRASKA
SPRING BREAKERS
STOKER

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added 1/4/2013

Richard Von Busack (San Jose Metro)

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
GRAVITY
BEYOND THE HILLS
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
HER
THE GRANDMASTER
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
NEBRASKA
12 YEARS A SLAVE
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW

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added 1/4/2013

SFFCC Members’ Best of 2012
December 23rd, 2012 by SFFCC

As our members complete their Best of 2012 lists, they will be added here.

Jeffrey M. Anderson (Combustible Celluloid)

“Zero Dark Thirty”
“The Turin Horse”
“Cosmopolis”
“The Deep Blue Sea”
“Killer Joe”
“This Is Not a Film”
“The Innkeepers”
“The Avengers”
“Bernie”
“Moonrise Kingdom”

added 12/30/2012

Peter Canavese (Groucho Reviews)

“This is Not a Film”
“The Turin Horse”
“The Dark Knight Rises”
“Life of Pi”
“Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”
“The Kid with a Bike”
“Ruby Sparks”
“The Deep Blue Sea”
“The Master”
“The Queen of Versailles”

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added 12/23/2012

Andrea Chase (Behind the Scenes/PRX)

“Amour”
“Anna Karenina”
“Argo”
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Bernie”
“Chicken with Plums”
“The Dark Knight Rises”
“Flight”
“Killer Joe”
“The Impossible”
“In the Family”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Looper”
“The Master”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“ParaNorman”
“Ruby Sparks”
“Safety Not Guaranteed”
“Searching for Sugarman”
“Sound of My Voice”
“The Waiting Room”
“Wreck-It Ralph”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

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added 12/30/2012

Fernando F. Croce (Slant Magazine)

“Tabu”
“The Turin Horse”
“The Deep Blue Sea”
“This Is Not a Film”
“Cosmopolis”
“Django Unchained”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
“The Master”
“Almayer’s Folly”
“The Kid with a Bike”

added 12/30/2012

Cheryl Eddy (SF Bay Guardian)

“Holy Motors”
“The Master”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
“Room 237”
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“The Fourth Dimension”
“The Queen of Versailles”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Miami Connection”
“Django Unchained”

Honorable mentions:
“Last Days Here,” “Argo,” “Bernie,” “The Flat,” “The Imposter,” “The Cabin in the Woods,” “Lincoln”

added 12/27/2012

Michael Fox (J)

“Amour”
“The The Deep Blue Sea”
“Oslo, August 31st”
“Holy Motors”
“Policeman/Ha-shoter”
“The Waiting Room”
“The Law In These Parts”
“The Master”
“Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”
“Tabu”

added 12/27/2012

Susan Gerhard (Fandor)

“Sister”
“Jeff, Who Lives at Home”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“The Queen of Versailles”
“The Sheik and I”
“This Is 40”
“Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”
“21 Jump Street”
“Looper”
“Farewell, My Queen”

added 12/27/2012

Pam Grady (San Francisco Chronicle)

“Seven Psychopaths”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Holy Motors”
“Argo”
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
“Safety Not Guaranteed”
“The Master”
“Paranorman”
“Django Unchained”

added 12/27/2012

Peter Hartlaub (San Francisco Chronicle)

“Zero Dark Thirty”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“The Dark Knight Rises”
“Searching for Sugarman”
“Bernie”
“Lincoln”
“Argo”
“Looper”
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Cabin in the Woods”
“The Waiting Room”
“The Grey”
“The Avengers”
“ParaNorman”
“Skyfall”
“The Master”
“Queen of Versailles”
“Amour”
“Wreck-It Ralph”
“Magic Mike”

added 12/27/2012

Dennis Harvey (Variety)

“The Master”
“Girl Walk // All Day”
“Keep the Lights On”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Klown”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Wreck-It Ralph”
“Footnote”
“The Hunter”
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

added 12/27/2012

Leba Hertz (San Francisco Chronicle)

“Lincoln”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
“Bernie”
“Argo”
“The Waiting Room”
“Dark Knight Rises”
“Cloud Atlas”
“Not Fade Away”
“Skyfall”
“Quartet”

added 12/27/2012

Mick LaSalle (San Francisco Chronicle)

“Lincoln”
“Django Unchained”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
“The Deep Blue Sea”
“The Waiting Room”
“Argo”
“The Details”
“2 Days in New York”
“Farewell My Queen”
“28 Hotel Rooms”

added 12/30/2012

Omar P. L. Moore (The Popcorn Reel)

“Compliance”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
“The Central Park Five”
“Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”
“Lincoln”
“Amour”
“Bernie”
“The Invisible War”
“Middle of Nowhere”
“The Deep Blue Sea”

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added 12/22/2012

Randy Myers (San Jose Mercury News)

“Zero Dark Thirty”
“Argo”
“The Master”
“Amour”
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Looper”
“The Grey”
“In the Family”

added 12/23/2012

Tim Sika (Celluloid Dreams)

“In the Family”
“The Master”
“Liberal Arts”
“Arbitrage”
“Holy Motors”
“The Grey”
“The Impossible”
“The Imposter”
“The Deep Blue Sea”
“Bernie”

Runners-up: “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Looper,” “Lincoln,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Life of Pi,” “The Sessions,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “The Hobbit,” “Django Unchained”

added 12/29/2012

Kelly Vance (East Bay Express)

“Holy Motors”
“Django Unchained”
“Killer Joe”
“Compliance”
“The Waiting Room”
“Wuthering Heights”
“Dark Horse”
“The Sessions”
“Sister”
“Wake in Fright”

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added 12/27/2012

Sara Maria Vizcarrondo (RottenTomatoes.com)

“The Day He Arrives”
“Twixt”
“The Deep Blue Sea”
“The Color Wheel”
“Holy Motors”
“Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present”
“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”
“Lincoln”
“Your Sister’s Sister”
“Pitch Perfect”

added 12/27/2012

Richard Von Busack (San Jose Metro)

“The Master”
“Bernie”
“Lincoln”
“Queen of Versailles”
“This is Not a Movie”
“Wuthering Heights”
“Life of Pi”
“ParaNorman”
“Holy Motors”
“The Deep Blue Sea”

added 12/30/2012

Jan Wahl

“Zero Dark Thirty”
“Argo”
“Les Miserables”
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Lincoln”
“The Sessions”
“Flight”
“Any Day Now”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
“Life of Pi”
“Bernie”

BACKUPS: The Silver Lining Playbook, Perks of Being a Wallflower, The
Intouchables, Searching for Sugar Man

added 12/22/2012

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