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My Top Ten....of 1993

With 2013 behind us, it's time to look back at the year that's been. You know what that means: HOLLMANN AWARDS! Tomorrow, my Top 25; Friday, my longlists in all 18 categories.

But before we get to 2013....I have yet to share my Top Ten for 1993! So, that first; then, right below, the complete list of films I saw in 2013.

1. Six Degrees of Separation
dir: Fred Schepisi
scr: John Guare, from his play
cin: Ian Baker
Winner: Picture, Actor (Donald Sutherland), Actress (Stockard Channing)
Nominee: Production Design, Ensemble

2. Farewell My Concubine
dir: Chen Kaige
scr: Lillian Lee/Bika-Wa Lei/Wei Lu, from the novel by Pik Wah Lee
cin: Changwei Gu
Winner: Supporting Actor (Zhi Yin), Supporting Actress (Gong Li), Cinematography, Production Design
Nominee: Picture, Director, Actor (Leslie Cheung)

3. Schindler's List
dir: Steven Spielberg
scr: Steven Zaillian, from the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally
cin: Janusz Kaminski
Winner: Adapted Screenplay (Steven Zaillian), Ensemble
Nominee: Picture, Director, Actor (Liam Neeson), Supporting Actor (Ben Kingsley), Cinematography

4. The Remains of the Day
dir: James Ivory
scr: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, from the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro
cin: Tony Pierce-Roberts
Nominee: Picture, Director, Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Actress (Emma Thompson), Adapted Screenplay, Score (Richard Robbins), Cinematography

5. Carlito's Way
dir: Brian de Palma
scr: David Koepp, from Carlito's Way and After Hours by Edwin Torres
cin: Stephen H. Burum
Nominee: Picture, Actor (Al Pacino), Supporting Actor (Sean Penn), Editing (Kristina Boden/Bill Pankow), Costume Design (Aude Bronson-Howard)

6. Orlando
dir: Sally Potter
scr: Sally Potter, from the novel by Virginia Woolf
cin: Aleksei Rodionov
Winner: Director
Nominee: Actress (Tilda Swinton), Adapted Screenplay, Song ("Coming"), Costume Design, Makeup

7. Dazed and Confused
dir: Richard Linklater
scr: Richard Linklater
cin: Lee Daniel
Nominee: Supporting Actor (Sasha Jenson), Supporting Actress (Parker Posey), Original Screenplay, Ensemble

8. Groundhog Day
dir: Harold Ramis
scr: Harold Ramis/Danny Rubin, story by Rubin
cin: John Bailey
Winner: Original Screenplay
Nominee: Editing (Pembroke J. Herring)

9. Jurassic Park
dir: Steven Spielberg
scr: Michael Crichton/David Koepp, from the novel by Crichton
cin: Dean Cundey
Winner: Score (John Williams), Sound, Visual Effects
Nominee: Editing (Michael Kahn)

10. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
dir: Henry Selick
scr: Caroline Thompson, adapted by Michael McDowell from a story by Tim Burton
cin: Pete Kozachik
Winner: Song ("Sally's Song")
Nominee: Score (Danny Elfman), Song ("Kidnap the Sandy Claws"), Production Design, Sound

Honorable Mentions: 11. Ruby in Paradise; 12. Manhattan Murder Mystery; 13. Searching for Bobby Fischer; 14. Three Colors: Blue; 15. Wrestling Ernest Hemingway

And now, the movies I saw from 2013! The number of titles is a respectable 91.

12 Years a Slave
About Time
After Earth
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
All is Lost
American Hustle
At Any Price
August: Osage County
Beautiful Creatures
Berberian Sound Studio
The Best Man Holiday

The Big Wedding
Black Nativity

The Bling Ring
Blue is the Warmest Color
Blue Jasmine
The Call
Captain Phillips

The Counselor
Dallas Buyers Club
Dead Dad
Ender's Game
The English Teacher
Enough Said
Evil Dead
Fast & Furious 6
Frances Ha

Fruitvale Station
Gangster Squad
The Great Gatsby
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

The Heat
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
I'm So Excited
The Iceman
Identity Thief
In a World...
Inside Llewyn Davis
Iron Man 3
Jack the Giant Slayer
The Kings of Summer
Last Vegas
Lee Daniels' The Butler
The Lords of Salem
Man of Steel

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Mother of George
Much Ado About Nothing
Olympus Has Fallen
Only God Forgives
Out of the Furnace
Oz the Great and Powerful
Pacific Rim
Pain and Gain
The Place Beyond the Pines
Saving Mr. Banks
Short Term 12
Side Effects
The Source Family
The Spectacular Now
Spring Breakers
Star Trek Into Darkness
Texas Chainsaw 3D
This is the End
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
Upstream Color
V/H/S 2
Warm Bodies
White House Down
The Wolf of Wall Street
The World's End
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