2013 had an abundance of films to make us laugh, cry, think... even pray. Crosswalk editors Shawn McEvoy & Stephen McGarvey break down the best of them in Crosswalk's annual top 10 list. Check out our full-text version of our Top 10 list here, including Honorable Mentions and personal choices from our full 8-person panel.
In a follow-up to Crosswalk's Top 10 Movies of the year video, editors Shawn McEvoy and Stephen McGarvey chat about some of their other favorites (and not-so-favorites) from 2013.
Watch Part 1 here, where we rank our official Top 10 for 2013.
Each of this year's nine Best Picture nominees was reviewed by Crosswalk film critics. Here's how we graded them...
Our 8-person panel of editors and film critics has weighed in on our top films of 2013 based on strong themes and original stories.
One of Crosswalk's favorite films of 2013 is Philomena, which features an award-worthy performance from Judi Dench as an aging Irish woman trying to seek out the son she was forced to give up for adoption 50 years ago. Shawn McEvoy and Ryan Duncan navigate through the laughter, tears, and religious issues to give you the scoop. Read Jeffrey Huston's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
12 Years a Slave, out on DVD March 4, stars Chiwetel Ejiofor in a career performance and tells the true story of Solomon Northup, a free Northerner kidnapped into slavery in the 1800s. The Best Picture winner was also named Crosswalk's Movie of the Year for 2013. Editors Shawn McEvoy and Stephen McGarvey explain why. Read Jeffrey Huston's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
Crosswalk.com's movie guys check out Gravity, out on DVD Feb. 25, a thrilling, space disaster film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Will director Alfonso Cuaron's haunting odyssey stand up against previous out-of-this world adventures? Read Christian Hamaker's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
Paul Greengrass directs this Oscar-nominated true story, out on DVD Jan. 21, about a 2009 showdown between Somali pirates, the U.S. Navy, and the crew of the Maersk Alabama. Crosswalk's Shawn McEvoy & Ryan Duncan explain how Greengrass creates both excitement and empathy from a story whose ending we already know. Read Jeffrey Huston's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
A largely improvisational effort that ultimately highlights what director David O. Russell cares about the most: interesting characters.
It's a story about aging, dignity and greed, but it excels most as a simple father/son story.
An explicit, intentionally repellent film that earns a very hard-R, but it's also the most arresting AIDS drama since Philadelphia.
Stimulates our mind more than it stirs our spirits or pulls our heartstrings; more of a discussion than a heartfelt experience.
In true Martin Scorsese fashion, The Wolf of Wall Street is yet another demented tale about Man at his most dark and depraved.
It's Oscar week! The editors and film critics at Crosswalk.com announce their winners of the best movies of 2012, based upon criteria such as themes of redemption, sacrifice, purpose, and hope; strong production values; and moving performances. Shawn McEvoy & Stephen McGarvey explain why these films made the cut. Your favorite film didn’t? Let us know in the comments! For the full text version of this report, visit www.crosswalk.com/culture/features/crosswalk-top-movies-of-2012.html
- February 26, 2014 |
Art is something upon which not everyone agrees. That was certainly true for those on Crosswalk’s movie review panel in 2012.
- February 25, 2014 |
The editors and film critics at Crosswalk.com announce their winners of the best movies of 2011, based upon criteria such as themes of redemption, sacrifice, purpose, and hope; strong production values; and moving performances. Managing Editor Shawn McEvoy explains why the films that made the cut were selected, as well as how Crosswalk looks at movies in general. Your favorite film didn’t make the cut? Let us know in the comments!
- February 24, 2014 |
The votes are in! Crosswalk.com’s editorial staff and contributing film critics have chosen their top ten films of the year.
- February 23, 2014 |
In our yearly roundup at Crosswalk.com, the editorial staff and contributing film critics have echoed some of the highest grossing films of 2010 as we voted on what we thought were the top movies of last year. Find out what we picked for our top 10 list, as well as some noteworthy honorable mentions.
- February 22, 2014 |
Oscar season is upon us and we at Crosswalk.com would feel remiss if we didn't comment on our favorite films of 2009. So as is our custom, the editors and regular movie reviewers of Crosswalk have once again voted.
- February 21, 2014 |
It's time to announce our favorite movies of 2008! Our panel consists of our three regular movie critics and four staff editors. Each submits their personal top ten films of the year which serves as our list of nominees. Then, our editorial team picks its favorite films with the most consideration given to the films with the most votes.
- February 20, 2014 |