The top ten films of 2013 include 12 Years a Slave, the Dallas Buyer's Club, Captain Phillips and Gravity. (Courtesy credits from top left: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Focus Features, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures).

Top 10 films of 2013

The Daily Cal Arts staff ranks the top 10 movies (and more) of 2013

Honorable Mentions: Pacific Rim Sick of the “Transformers” franchise destroying your love of giant robot battles? Guillermo Del Toro’s most recent addition to his canon of fantastical, horrific and wonderful films is the jaw-dropping spectacle “Pacific Rim.” A love letter to kaiju (Japanese monster) and giant robot films, this movie
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‘Gravity’ film tackles weighty issues of life and death

Alfonso Cuaron has an unmatched ability to transport audiences out of the cinema and to uncharted lands of make-believe. In 1995, he made the world of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s turn-of-the-century children’s story “A Little Princess” come alive in film. In 2004, he darkened the halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft
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Weekend Watchlist: “Gravity,” “Harold and Maude,” R.Kelly

If you’re like me, that new-school-year excitement is probably beginning to wear off and that wtf-this-school-stuff-is-really-hard-work feeling is settling in. You don’t really have time to go to the movies, but…you’ll probably do it anyways. Check out this week’s picks if you’re in need of a quick break from midterm
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Hidden inspiration behind songs

Good music often provides the perfect background songs for our ordinary daily activities. Music also allows us to relive a story narrated by lyrics in our imagination or allows us to escape to the beats and sounds of different instruments. By making some songs very personal to us, we often
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