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The Movies of 2013: U.S. Releases
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 August: Osage County Dir. John Wells. Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson C
 In the Name of... Dir. Małgoska Szumowska. Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz B–

Full Listing of Films Screened

12 Years a Slave Dir. Steve McQueen. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender A–
20 Feet from Stardom Dir. Morgan Neville. Documentary about backup singers B–

About Time Dir. Richard Curtis. Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy B–
The Act of Killing Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer. Documentary about Indonesian genocide A–
Admission Dir. Paul Weitz. Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff, Lily Tomlin, Wallace Shawn D
Adore Dir. Anne Fontaine. Robin Wright, Naomi Watts, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville C–
Ain't Them Bodies Saints Dir. David Lowery. Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster C+
All Is Lost Dir. J.C. Chandor. Robert Redford B+
American Hustle Dir. David O. Russell. Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams B
American Promise Dirs. Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson. Documentary B
The Angels' Share Dir. Ken Loach. Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Siobhan Reilly B
Antiviral Dir. Brandon Cronenberg. Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Reid Morgan B+
At Any Price Dir. Ramin Bahrani. Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens, Maika Monroe C+
At Berkeley Dir. Frederick Wiseman. Documentary about life around a university A
August: Osage County Dir. John Wells. Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson C

Bastards Dir. Claire Denis. Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Michel Subor, Lola Créton B+
Beautiful Creatures Dir. Richard LaGravenese. Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert C+
Before Midnight Dir. Richard Linklater. Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Walter Lassally C+
Behind the Candelabra Dir. Steven Soderbergh. TV Movie. Matt Damon C
Berberian Sound Studio Dir. Peter Strickland. Toby Jones, Antonio Mancino B–
Betty and Coretta Dir. Yves Simoneau. TV Movie. Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett C
Beyond the Hills Dir. Cristian Mungiu. Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuţă B–
Black Nativity Dir. Kasi Lemmons. Jacob Latimore, Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker C–
Blackfish Dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Documentary about captive orcas D
Blancanieves Dir. Pablo Berger. Macarena García, Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho B–
The Bling Ring Dir. Sofia Coppola. Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Emma Watson B+
Blue Caprice Dir. Alexandre Moors. Tequan Richmond, Isaiah Washington B+
Blue Is the Warmest Color Dir. Abdellatif Kechiche. Adèle Exarchopoulous B
Blue Jasmine Dir. Woody Allen. Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale B–
Brave Miss World Dir. Cecilia Peck. Documentary about rape survivor B+
Bridegroom Dir. Linda Bloodworth Thomason. Documentary about grieving gay man C+
The Broken Circle Breakdown Dir. Felix Van Groeningen. Johan Heldenbergh C+

Caesar Must Die Dirs. Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano B
The Call Dir. Brad Anderson. Halle Berry, Michael Eklund, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut B+
Call Me Kuchu Dirs. Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall. Documentary B
Camille Claudel 1915 Dir. Bruno Dumont. Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent D+
The Canyons Dir. Paul Schrader. James Deen, Lindsay Lohan, Nolan Funk F
Captain Phillips Dir. Paul Greengrass. Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman B
Carrie Dir. Kimberly Peirce. Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde C–
Clip Dir. Maja Miloš. Isidora Simijonovic, Vukašin Jasni, Sanja Mikitišin, Jovo Maksic B–
Computer Chess Dir. Andrew Bujalski. Wiley Wiggins, Patrick Riester, Myles Paige B–
Concussion Dir. Stacie Passon. Robin Weigert, Julie Fain Lawrence, Maggie Siff B–
The Conjuring Dir. James Wan. Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston B–
Contracted Dir. Eric England. Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, Katie Stegeman C–
The Counselor Dir. Ridley Scott. Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz D–
The Croods Dirs. Kris De Micco, Chris Sanders. Animated. Voice of Emma Stone B
Crystal Fairy Dir. Sebastián Silva. Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, Juan Andrés Silva C+
Cutie and the Boxer Dir. Zachary Heinzerling. Documentary about married artists B

Dallas Buyers Club Dir. Jean-Marc Vallée. Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto B+
Despicable Me 2 Dirs. Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. Animated. Voice of Steve Carell C–
Don Jon Dir. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson B–
Dracula 3D Dir. Dario Argento. Thomas Kretschmann, Miriam Giovanelli, Marta Gastini C

The East Dir. Zal Batmanglij. Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell B–
Elysium Dir. Neill Blomkamp. Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga C
Enough Said Dir. Nicole Holofcener. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini B–
Ernest & Celestine Dirs. Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner. Animated B–

Faust Dir. Aleksandr Sokurov. Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinsky, Isolda Dychauk A–
Fill the Void Dir. Rama Burshtein. Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chayim Sharir B–
Frances Ha Dir. Noah Baumbach. Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Michael Zegen B
Frozen Dirs. Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee. Voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff B
Fruitvale Station Dir. Ryan Coogler. Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer B–

Girl Most Likely Dirs. Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman. Kristen Wiig C–
The Grandmaster Dir. Wong Kar Wai. Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi, Wang Qingxiang C+
Gravity Dir. Alfonso Cuarón. Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, voice of Ed Harris A–
The Great Gatsby Dir. Baz Luhrmann. Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio D+
The Great Beauty Dir. Paolo Sorrentino. Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli C+

Hannah Arendt Dir. Margarethe von Trotta. Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg C+
The Happy Sad Dir. Rodney Evans. Charlie Barnett, Leroy McClain, Sorel Carradine C
The Heat Dir. Paul Feig. Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demián Bichir, Marlon Wayans B
Her Dir. Spike Jonze. Joaquin Phoenix, voice of Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams B
A Hijacking Dir. Tobias Lindholm. Søren Malling, Pilou Asbæk, Dar Salim B
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Dir. Francis Lawrence. Jennifer Lawrence C–
The Hunt Dir. Thomas Vinterberg. Mads Mikkelsen, Annika Wedderkopp D+

I Killed My Mother Dir. Xavier Dolan. Xavier Dolan, Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément B+
In a World... Dir. Lake Bell. Lake Bell, Michaela Watkins, Fred Melamed, Ken Marino C+
In the Fog Dir. Sergei Loznitsa. Vladimir Svirskiy, Vladislav Abashin, Sergei Kolesov B+
In the House Dir. François Ozon. Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas C+
In the Name of... Dir. Małgorzata Szumowska. Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz B–
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete Dir. George Tillman, Jr. Skylan Brooks C
Inside Llewyn Davis Dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen. Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan B+
The Invisible Woman Dir. Ralph Fiennes. Felicity Jones, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Hollander B–
Iron Man 3 Dir. Shane Black. Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce C

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Dir. Jeff Tremaine. Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll C–

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain Dir. Leslie Small. Concert documentary C–
Kill Your Darlings Dir. John Krokidas. Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall D+

Labor Day Dir. Jason Reitman. Gattlin Griffith, Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Clark Gregg D
The Last Time I Saw Macao Dirs. João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata B+
Last Vegas Dir. Jon Turteltaub. Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman C
Laurence Anyways Dir. Xavier Dolan. Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye B–
Lee Daniels' The Butler Dir. Lee Daniels. Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey C–
Let the Fire Burn Dir. Jason Osder. Documentary about bombing of MOVE Headquarters B
Leviathan Dirs. Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel. Documentary B
Like Someone in Love Dir. Abbas Kiarostami. Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno, Ryo Kase B+
The Lone Ranger Dir. Gore Verbinski. Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson C
Lone Survivor Dir. Peter Berg. Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch C+
Lore Dir. Cate Shortland. Saskia Rosendahl, Philip Wiegratz, Mika Seidel, Nele Trebs C
Lovelace Dirs. Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman. Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard C

Mama Dir. Andrés Muschietti. Jessica Chastain, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse D+
Man of Steel Dir. Zack Snyder. Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner C
Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You Dir. Whoopi Goldberg. TV Movie C
Mother of George Dir. Andrew Dosunmu. Danai Gurira, Isaach De Bankolé, Bukky Ajayi B+
Much Ado About Nothing Dir. Joss Whedon. Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Fran Kranz C–
Mud Dir. Jeff Nichols. Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey C
Museum Hours Dir. Jem Cohen. Bobby Sommer, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Ela Pilpits B

Nebraska Dir. Alexander Payne. Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Stacy Keach C–
Newlyweeds Dir. Shaka King. Amari Cheatom, Trae Harris, Tone Tank, Colman Domingo B–
No Dir. Pablo Larraín. Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco, Antonia Zegers B

Oblivion Dir. Joseph Kosinski. Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko C
Only God Forgives Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn. Vithaya Pansringarm, Ryan Gosling C–
Our Children Dir. Joachim Lafosse. Émilie Dequenne, Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim B–
Out in the Dark Dir. Michael Mayer. Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khouri C
Out of the Furnace Dir. Scott Cooper. Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson C
Outside Satan Dir. Bruno Dumont. David Dewaele, Alexandra Lemätre, Christophe Bon B

Paradise: Faith Dir. Ulrich Seidl. Maria Hofstâtter, Nabil Saleh, Natalya Baranova C+
Paradise: Hope Dir. Ulrich Seidl. Melanie Lenz, Joseph Lorenz, Verena Lehbauer B
Paradise: Love Dir. Ulrich Seidl. Margarethe Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux A–
Passion Dir. Brian De Palma. Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Karoline Herfuth C
The Past Dir. Asghar Farhadi. Ali Mosaffa, Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Pauline Burlet C
Philomena Dir. Stephen Frears. Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, Anna Maxwell Martin C+
Pietà Dir. Kim Ki-duk. Lee Jung-jin, Jo Min-soo, Woo Ki-hong, Kang Eunjin, Cho Jae-ryong C
The Place Beyond the Pines Dir. Derek Cianfrance. Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper B+
Post Tenebras Lux Dir. Carlos Reygadas. Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Nathalia Acevedo B–
Prince Avalanche Dir. David Gordon Green. Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault C
Prisoners Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Maria Bello B–

Reality Dir. Matteo Garrone. Aniello Arena, Loredana Simioli, Nando Paone B–
Room 237 Dir. Rodney Ascher. Documentary about eccentric readings of The Shining D+
Rush Dir. Ron Howard. Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Alexandra Maria Lara D+

Saving Mr. Banks Dir. John Lee Hancock. Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell D+
The Selfish Giant Dir. Clio Barnard. Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder A
Shadow Dancer Dir. James Marsh. Andrea Riseborough, Clive Owen, Bríd Brennan C
Short Term 12 Dir. Dustin Daniel Cretton. Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Keith Stanfield C+
Side Effects Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum C–
Something in the Air Dir. Olivier Assayas. Clément Métayer, Carole Combes B+
Southwest Dir. Eduardo Nunes. Sofia Basso, Raquel Bonfante, Simone Spoladore A–
The Spectacular Now Dir. James Ponsoldt. Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson B
Spring Breakers Dir. Harmony Korine. Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine, Vanessa Hudgens B+
The Square Dir. Jehane Noujaim. Documentary about Tahrir Square protests B
Star Trek Into Darkness Dir. J.J. Abrams. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Peter Weller C+
Stoker Dir. Park Chan-wook. Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman C–
Stories We Tell Dir. Sarah Polley. Documentary about the filmmaker's family history B

This Is Martin Bonner Dir. Chad Hartigan. Paul Eenhoorn, Richmond Arquette C+
This Is the End Dirs. Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg. Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen C
To the Wonder Dir. Terrence Malick. Olga Kurylenko, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams C
A Touch of Sin Dir. Jia Zhang-ke. Jiang Wu, Wang Baoqiang, Zhao Tao, Luo Lanshan B+
Trance Dir. Danny Boyle. James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Danny Sapani C
Two: The Story of Roman and Nyro Dir. Heather Winters. Documentary D+

Una noche Dir. Lucy Mulloy. Javier Núñez Florián, Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre B
Upstream Color Dir. Shane Carruth. Amy Siemetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig B

Vanishing Waves Dir. Kristine Buožytė. Marius Jampolskis, Jurga Jutaitė C+
Viola Dir. Matías Piñeiro. María Villar, Agustina Muñoz, Elisa Carricajo, Esteban Bigliardi B

War Witch Dir. Kim Nguyen. Rachel Mwanza, Serge Kanyinda, Mizinga Mwinga B+
We Are What We Are Dir. Jim Mickle. Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Bill Sage C+
What Maisie Knew Dirs. Scott McGehee, David Siegel. Onata Aprile, Joanna Vanderham C
White House Down Dir. Roland Emmerich. Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx C–
The Wind Rises Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Animated. Voice of Hideaki Anno B+
The Wolf of Wall Street Dir. Martin Scorsese. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill D+
The Wolverine Dir. James Mangold. Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima D+
World War Z Dir. Marc Forster. Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Fana Mokoena, Daniella Kertesz B+

Yossi Dir. Eytan Fox. Ohad Knoller, Oz Zehavi, Lior Ashkenazi, Orly Silbersatz Banai D+
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet Dir. Alain Resnais. Vimala Pons, Sylvain Dieuaide B
You're Next Dir. Adam Wingard. Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen, Nicholas Tucci B–