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Jan Wahl’s Top Ten Movies of 2013

January 3, 2014 1:00 PM

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(L-R) Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence & Jeremy Renner (credit: Sony Pictures)

(L-R) Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence & Jeremy Renner (credit: Sony Pictures)

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2013 must have been a very good year for movies because Jan Wahl had trouble coming up with her list of top-ten movies for the year. Not because there was a lack thereof, but actually there were too many. But she narrowed it down as best as she could and even have the number ten spot as a tie.

KCBS Entertainment Reporter Jan Wahl:

#10 (Tie) – “American Hustle”

 
“…Thematically these films are very similar and they’re both excellent.”

Director: David O. Russell
Writer: Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
Starring: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence & Jeremy Renner

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Four hats.

[ CHECK OUT JAN’S MOVIE REVIEW ]

#10 (Tie) – “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Terence Winter (Screenwriter)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Kyle Chandler & Rob Reiner

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Four hats.

[ CHECK OUT JAN’S MOVIE REVIEW ]

#9 – “Parkland”

 
“…This film is about the JFK’s assassination.”

Director: Peter Landesman
Writer: Peter Landesman & Vincent Bugliosi (Book)
Starring: Zac Efron, Tom Welling, Billy Bob Thornton & Paul Giamatti

[ CHECK OUT JAN’S MOVIE REVIEW ]

#8 – “Enough Said”

 
“…Starring the late James Gandolfini who gave so much heart and soul to the film.”

Director: Nicole Holofcener
Writer: Nicole Holofcener
Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Toni Collette & Catherine Keener

#7 – “Lee Daniel’s The Butler”

 
“…I really hope people check this one out.”

Director: Lee Daniels
Writer: Danny Strong, Wil Haygood (Article)
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Mariah Carey, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. & Lenny Kravitz

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Three & 1/2 hats.

[ CHECK OUT JAN’S MOVIE REVIEW ]

#6 – “20 Feet From Stardom”

 
“…It’s a documentary about backup singers.”

Director: Morgan Neville
Starring: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Lou Adler & Bruce Springsteen

#5 – “Captain Phillips”

 
“…One of two Tom Hanks films on my list.”

Director: Paul Greengrass
Writer: Billy Ray (screenplay), Richard Phillips & Stephan Talty (Book)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdirahman & Faysal Ahmed

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Four hats.

[ CHECK OUT JAN’S MOVIE REVIEW ]

#4 – “Blue Jasmine”

 
“…Filmed right here in the Bay Area.”

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard & Andrew Dice Clay

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Four hats.

[ CHECK OUT JAN’S MOVIE REVIEW ]

#3 – “42”

 
“…A Wonderful film from the early part of the year about Jackie Robinson.”

Director: Brian Helgeland
Writer: Brian Helgeland
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford & Christopher Meloni

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Four hats.

[ CHECK OUT JAN’S MOVIE REVIEW ]

#2 – “Saving Mr. Banks”

Director: John Lee Hancock
Writer: Kelly Marcel & Sue Smith
Starring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman & B.J. Novak

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Four hats.

[ CHECK OUT JAN’S MOVIE REVIEW ]

#1 – “Nebraska”

 
“…An unusual film that I tell everyone to wait for the first 10 minutes and you’ll be hooked.”

Director: Alexander Payne
Writer: Bob Nelson
Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk & Stacy Keach

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Four hats.

[ CHECK OUT JAN’S MOVIE REVIEW ]

You can hear KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl’s movie reviews on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM Fridays at 8:53am & 4:53pm.

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