The best of film 2013: The ballots

The A.V. Club’s list of 2013’s best films was a group effort, a mathematically assembled aggregate of seven separate lists filed by our regular film reviewers—with a no. 1 choice worth 15 points, a no. 15 choice worth 1 point, and so forth. Because it can be fun to see how the sausage is made (and to know who to hold…

The best films of 2013

Most movies are about relationships—between law and order, between desire and duty, between the past and the present. But in 2013, many of the great and memorable films—the ones that moved or shocked or stuck with us—were about relationships in the most traditional sense of the word: This was the year of Jesse and…

The best film scenes of 2013

Cinematic greatness comes in many shapes, forms, and running times. Not all of it is spread across the length of an entire movie—sometimes it’s crammed into one moment, an isolated pocket of excellence. Other times it shines brightly for a few minutes, illuminating the power of what’s around it. Before counting down…

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