Pain & Gain (2013)
"Bay treats the people involved in this true story like CGI creations from one of his Transformers films and the lack of human touch on his part plays tug of war with the charisma of the cast. Bay wins. We lose. "
The Numbers Station (2013)
Sun Don't Shine (2013)
Rectify: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Hemlock Grove: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Veep: Season 2 (TV, 2013)
This Is Martin Bonner (2013)
The Central Park Five (2012)
"The Central Park Five," the second best documentary of 2013, examines the case, placing in perfect context of what was happening in 1989 in NYC and how it led to evil both in Central Park and in the offices of the people trying to keep us safe. "
Mad Men: Season 6 (TV, 2013)
Evil Dead (2013)
The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)
"More thematically dense and ambitious than any crime film you'll see this year and with an incredible ensemble, The Place Beyond the Pines is the kind of daring, adult drama that critics bemoan doesn't get made nearly enough. "
Hannibal: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Game of Thrones: Season 3 (TV, 2013)
Orphan Black: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
From Up On Poppy Hill (2013)
"A full awareness that it's kind of a cheap melodrama (one of the characters even says so) doesn't change the fact that it is but the young Miyazaki's visual palette is notably beautiful and the voice work is strong throughout. "
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
"It's a step down from his previous work as it's less ambitious and doesn't quite come together but it features enough interesting ideas about our fame-obsessed culture to see why it connected with the French fest jury. "
Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)
The Girl (2013)
Spring Breakers (2013)
"With a pumping, brilliant score, an outstanding supporting performance from James Franco, and some of the most ridiculous behavior you'll see on screen all year, Spring Breakers is thoroughly entertaining and kinda brilliant. "
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
"There are moments of goofy, B-movie fun (certainly more of them than in the much-worse A Good Day to Die Hard) but not enough to get over the brutal nonsense that makes up most of this action flick. "
Top of the Lake (2013)
Bates Motel: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
The Bitter Buddha (2013)
"There are a few laughs here and there and some of the supporting cast works but the leads are woefully miscast and most of the jokes hit with all the awkward silence of a Bennigan's tableside magician who guesses the wrong card. "
The Silence (2013)
"With echoes of "The Vanishing" and "Memories of Murder," Baran bo Odar's dread-filled "The Silence" is a character-based thriller that focuses more on the people wrapped up in its web of perversion and murder than the crimes themselves. "
The ABCs of Death (2013)
21 And Over (2013)
Red Widow: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Golden Boy: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
"The concept is clever and some of the cast is well above average but the writing, always the most important element of a TV show, is subpar with cliched dialogue that betrays any possible character development. "
Parade's End: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)
"At one point, the characters watch part of Daniel Stamm's effective original online after the found footage from that film goes viral. Just that little part of the first movie is the best part of this one. "
Like Someone in Love (2013)
Upstream Color (2013)
The Way Way Back (2013)
"The performances are solid throughout but Rockwell steals it, doing a riff on the characters Bill Murray played in movies like Stripes - the fast-talking, smart guy who really has a bigger heart than he likes to let on. "
"It's a minor film from a major director but it's still a strong one for those interested in its subject matter - how people can still co-exist with and live off the land instead of ignoring or abusing it. "
Cult: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Zero Hour: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
"Proves two things - that Charlie Sheen is a better actor than his public persona and stint on Two and a Half Men may have led you to believe and that he needs to find a character to prove that instead of this riff on his real-life drama. "
"Life on the streets of Los Angeles isn't getting easier in 2013 and few shows have ever captured what it's like to be a cop in the city of angels more dramatically than the best cop show since The Shield. "
A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
Community: Season 4 (TV, 2013)
Side Effects (2013)
"Side Effects not only draws on Soderbergh's career but has conscious echoes of Roman Polanski, Brian De Palma, and Alfred Hitchcock as well. I hope it's not one of the modern era's best director's final film but it would be fitting if it was. "
John Dies at the End (2013)