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  • Tye-Grr
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    So, with June coming to an end, we are at the halfway point of 2013. Of the films you’ve seen from January-June, what are your favorites? What are the best performances, screenplays, directors, etc? Name your faves of the year so far!

    To kick it off, here are my favorites of 2013 so far (in no particular order, with my current favorite in bold, and onl the perfs or films I think are actually worthy):

    Best Picture:

    The Place Beyond the Pines
    The Great Gatsby
    Stoker
    Star Trek Into Darkness 
    This Is The End

    Honorable Mention: ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Shadow Dancer’

    Best Actor:

    Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘The Great Gatsby’
    Ryan Gosling, ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’
    Jude Law, ‘Side Effects’

    The three very best, with an honorable mention to Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Chadwick Boseman (42).

    Best Actress:

    Rooney Mara, ‘Side Effects’
    Andrea Riseborough, ‘Shadow Dancer’
    Mia Wasikowska, ‘Stoker’

    By far the three best leading lady perfs of the year for me.

    Best Supporting Actor:

    Bradley Cooper, ‘The Place Beyond the PInes’
    Dane DeHaan, ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’
    Matthew Goode, ‘Stoker’

    I love all 3. Special mention goes to Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness), and Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby). 

    Best Supporting Actress:

    Elizabeth Debicki, ‘The Great Gatsby’
    Eva Mendes, ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’
    Nicole Kidman, ‘Stoker’

    Honorable mention goes to Amy Adams (Man of Steel), and Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion). 

    Best Screenplay: (adapted or original)

    The Place Beyond the PInes
    Stoker
    The Great Gatsby
    Star Trek Into Darkness
    This Is The End

    Best Original Score:

    Man of Steel
    Oblivion
    Star Trek Into Darkness
    The Place Beyond the PInes
    Stoker

    Best Sound:

    Stoker
    Man of Steel
    Iron Man 3
    Star Trek Into Darkness
    World War Z

    Best Cinematography:

    To The Wonder
    Stoker
    Oblivion
    The Place Beyond the PInes
    Spring Breakers

    Best  Director:

    Chan-wook Park, ‘Stoker’
    Derek Cianfrance, ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’
    J.J. Abrams, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’
    Baz Luhrmann, ‘The Great Gatsby’
    Steven Soderbergh, ‘Side Effects’

    Best Editing:

    The Place Beyond the PInes
    Star Trek Into Darkness
    Side Effects
    Stoker
    The Great Gatsby

    Best Original Song:

    “Young and Beautiful”, Lana Del Rey (The Great Gatsby)
    “Over The Love”, Florence and the Machine (The Great Gatsby)
    “Together”, The xx (The Great Gatsby)
    “Oblivion”, M83 ft. Susanne Sundfor (Oblivion)
    “Wild For The Night”, A$AP Rocky ft. Skrillex (Spring Breakers)

    Best Visual Effects:

    Iron Man 3
    Star Trek Into Darkness
    The Great Gatsby
    Oblivion
    Man of Steel 

    Best Production Design:

    Oblivion
    Man of Steel
    The Great Gatsby
    Stoker
    Star Trek Into Darkness

    Best Costumes:

    Stoker
    Man of Steel
    The Great Gatsby
    Gangster Squad
    Oz the Great and Powerful

    Best Hair & Makeup:

    The Great Gatsby
    Gangster Squad
    Star Trek Into Darkness 

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    Gabriel
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    The first half of 2013 has been weak, for me. But then again, I haven’t seen a lot of films this year.

    Anyway, the best film I’ve seen this year is Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color.

    The best performance by a female actor I’ve seen is by far Amy Seimetz‘s lead performance in Upstream Color.

    Haven’t seen Frances Ha yet, but I’ll mention it anyway because I know I’ll love it; Greta Gerwig is amazing.

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    Tye-Grr
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    The first half of 2013 has been weak, for me. But then again, I haven’t seen a lot of films this year.

    Anyway, the best film I’ve seen this year is Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color.

    The best performance by a female actor I’ve seen is by far Amy Seimetz‘s lead performance in Upstream Color.

    Haven’t seen Frances Ha yet, but I’ll mention it anyway because I know I’ll love it; Greta Gerwig is amazing.

    Yeah, same here, but I have seen some gems that I think might last the year.  

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    The best film I have seen this year is Before Midnight. The best performance I have seen all year is Bradley Cooper in The Place Beyond the Pines.

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    Riley
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    1. The Great Gatsby
    2. James Franco in Spring Breakers
    3. The explosions in Iron Man 3
    4. The intensity of Side Effects
    5. Repetition in Spring Breakers
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    Beau S.
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    Best Picture (assuming 5-10 slots)
    Before Midnight
    The Bling Ring
    Frances Ha
    Monsters University
    Much Ado About Nothing
    Mud
    The Place Beyond the Pines
    Spring Breakers

    Best Director
    J.J. Abrams, Star Trek Into Darkness
    Sofia Coppola, The Bling Ring
    Richard Linklater, Before Midnight
    Jeff Nichols, Mud
    Joss Whedon, Much Ado About Nothing

    Best Actor
    Chadwick Boseman, 42
    Leonardo DiCaprio, The Great Gatsby
    Ryan Gosling, The Place Beyond the Pines
    Matthew McConaughey, Mud
    Tye Sheridan, Mud

    Best Actress
    Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
    Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
    Rooney Mara, Side Effects
    Julianne Moore, The English Teacher
    Mia Wasikowska, Stoker 

    Best Supporting Actor
    Bradley Cooper, The Place Beyond the Pines
    Joel Edgerton, The Great Gatsby
    Nathan Fillion, Much Ado About Nothing
    Harris Ford, 42
    James Franco, Spring Breakers

    Best Supporting Actress
    Elizabeth Debicki, The Great Gatsby
    Nicole Kidman, Stoker
    Carey Mulligan, The Great Gatsby
    Emma Watson, The Bling Ring
    Rachel Weisz, Oz the Great and Powerful

    Best Screenplay
    Before Midnight – Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater
    The Bling Ring – Sofia Coppola
    Frances Ha – Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig
    Much Ado About Nothing – Joss Whedon
    Mud – Jeff Nichols

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    BEST FILM: The Place Beyond the Pines
    DIRECTOR: Derek Cianfrance- The Place Beyond the Pines
    ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio- The Great Gatsby
    ACTRESS; Greta Gerwig- Frances Ha
    SUPPORTING ACTOR: James Franco- Spring Breakers
    SUPPORTING ACTRESS: No performances have impressed me, but going by what i’ve seen- Kristin Scott Thomas- Only God Forgives
    SCREENPLAY: Before Midnight
     

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    24Emmy
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    #104263

    Harrison Ford, 42

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    Malick
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    #104264

    Mia Wasikowskain in Stoker. Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant performance.

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    Scottferguson
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    For me, the best films released so far this year have all mostly been from 2012 – Frances Ha, Stories We Tell, A Hijacking, Before Midnight, To the Wonder, Beyond the Hills (5 of these from last year’s festivals and/or release outside the US)

    Highly recommend all of them, but hopefully many better are yet to come

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    Fishbiscuit
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    Before Midnight is, by far, the best film I’ve seen for 2013.  I’m looking forward to the rest of the year. 

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    Andrew Eng
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    From what I’ve seen so far (admittedly not that much)

    Best Picture: Oz The Great and Powerful
    Best Director: Sam Raimi, Oz The Great and Powerful
    Best Actor: Robert Downey, Jr., Iron Man 3
    Best Supporting Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Star Trek Into Darkness
    Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams, Oz The Great and Powerful
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Oz The Great and Powerful

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    Tye-Grr
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    Mia Wasikowska in Stoker. Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant performance.

    I completely agree. As of right now, she’s my Best Actress winner. IMHO, she’s never been better.

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    BrokenFan
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    Best so far…

    Picture: Star Trek into Darkness
    Director: JJ Abhrams  
    Actor: Chris Pine – Star Trek
    Actress: cancelled
    Supporting Actress: Amy Adams – Man of Steel (terrible movie, but this is just because she’s Amy Adams and frankly no one else) 
    Supporting Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch – Star Trek 
    Screenplay: This is the End 

    Uh…yup, I am quite behind. I don’t think 2013 is that weak so far. It’s just there’s a lot of films that aren’t available in the theatres around my area unfortunately like Mud, Before Midnight, and Much Ado About Nothing. Also, the summer block busters are not as good as expected/major let downs. (except Star Trek of course).  

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    Aunt Peg
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    I’m not including films that premiered and were released in their country of origin last year and I am including Behind the Candelabra because where I live it is a cinema release.

    Film

    1. Behind the Candelabra
    2. Paradise: Hope
    3. The Spirit of ’45
    4. I Am Divine
    5. Layla Fourie

    Director

    1. Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra
    2. Ulrich Siedl, Paradise: Hope
    3. Ken Loach, The Spirit of ’45
    4. Pia Marais, Layla Fourie
    5. Andrew Bujalski, Computer Chess

    Actor

    1. Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
    2. Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
    3. Ali Mousaffa, The Past
    4. Matthew McConaughey, Mud

    Actress

    1. Rayna Campbell, Layla Fourie
    2. Paulina Garcia, Gloria
    3. Luminita Gheorghiu, Child’s Pose
    4. Berenice Bejo, The Past
    5. Juliette Binoche, Camille, 1915

    Supporting Actor

    1. August Diehl, Layla Fourie
    2. Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
    3. Hugh Jackman, Movie 43
    4. Sergio Hernandez, Gloria

    Supporting Actress

    1. Terry Norton, Layla Fourie

     

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