Our ever-vigilant readers would like to make a correction: swapping the first and second slots of our Critics’ Poll, the final tally found 12 Years a Slave on top instead of Inside Llewyn Davis. Close behind was Her, newly installed at #3, while the big gambles of The Wolf of Wall Street (#8) and Captain Phillips (#19) also saw significant gains. Note: Numbers in parentheses refer to the film’s ranking in the Critics’ Poll (Jan/Feb 2014). For each ballot, a first-place choice was allotted 20 points, 19 for second, an so on. Congratulations to the winners selected randomly from this year’s poll participants to receive Criterion Collection DVDs of their choice: Donald Sjoerdsma of Chicago, IL (First Prize); Anne-Marie Miller of Berkeley, CA (Second Prize); and Eileen Flynn of Arlington, VA, and Darren Tripiciano of Auburn, NY (Third and Fourth Prizes). And many thanks to Criterion Collection for its generous donation of DVDs.

12 Years a Slave

1. 12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen, U.S. (2)

Inside Llewyn Davis

2. Inside Llewyn Davis Joel & Ethan Coen, U.S. (1)

Her Amy Adams Joaquin Phoenix

3. Her Spike Jonze, U.S. (17)


4. Gravity Alfonso Cuarón, U.S. (7)

Before Midnight

5. Before Midnight Richard Linklater, U.S. (3)

Frances Ha

6. Frances Ha Noah Baumbach, U.S. (9)

The Act of Killing

7. The Act of Killing Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark/Norway/U.K. (4)

The Wolf of Wall Street

8. The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese, U.S. (37)


9. Nebraska Alexander Payne, U.S. (18)

American Hustle

10. American Hustle David O. Russell, U.S. (19)

Blue Jasmine

11. Blue Jasmine Woody Allen, U.S. (25)

Upstream Color

12. Upstream Color Shane Carruth, U.S. (10)

Spring Breakers

13. Spring Breakers Harmony Korine, U.S. (14)

Blue is the Warmest Color

14. Blue Is the Warmest Color Abdellatif Kechiche, France/Belgium/Spain (12)

Computer Chess

15. Computer Chess Andrew Bujalski, U.S. (8)

Stories We Tell

16. Stories We Tell Sarah Polley, Canada (16)

The Great Beauty

17. The Great Beauty Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France (24)

A Touch of Sin

18. A Touch of Sin Jia Zhang-ke, China (5)

Captain Phillips

19. Captain Phillips Paul Greengrass, U.S. (50)


20. Bastards Claire Denis, France/Germany (13)

World's End

21. The World’s End Edgar Wright, U.K.

Museum Hours

22. Museum Hours Jem Cohen, Austria/U.S. (11)

To The Wonder

23. To the Wonder Terrence Malick, U.S. (31)

The Grandmaster

24. The Grandmaster Wong Kar Wai, Hong Kong/China (20)


25. Leviathan Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel, France/U.K./U.S. (6)

All Is Lost

26. All Is Lost J.C. Chandor, U.S. (26)


27. Prisoners Denis Villeneuve, U.S.

Dallas Buyers Club

28. Dallas Buyers Club Jean-Marc Vallee, U.S. (48)

Something in the Air

29. Something in the Air Olivier Assayas, France (28)

Like Someone In Love

30. Like Someone in Love Abbas Kiarostami, Japan/France (15)

Short Term 12

31. Short Term 12 Destin Daniel Cretton, U.S. (47)

Post Tenebras Lux

32. Post Tenebras Lux Carlos Reygadas, Mexico/France/Germany/Netherlands (27)


33. Mud Jeff Nichols, U.S.

Fruitvale Station

34. Fruitvale Station Ryan Coogler, U.S. (30)

Beyond the Hills

35. Beyond the Hills Cristian Mungiu, Romania/France/Belgium (22)

No Pablo Larrain

36. No Pablo Larraín, Chile/U.S./France (23)

The Place Beyond the Pines

37. The Place Beyond the Pines Derek Cianfrance, U.S.

Room 231

38. Room 237 Rodney Ascher, U.S. (33)


39. Philomena Stephen Frears, U.K.

The Past

40. The Past Asghar Farhadi, France/Italy (40)


41. Drug War Johnnie To, Hong Kong/China (43)

The Spectacular Now

42. The Spectacular Now James Ponsoldt, U.S.

The Wind Rises

43. The Wind Rises Hayao Miyazaki, Japan (42)

The Bing Ring

44. The Bling Ring Sofia Coppola, U.S.

Much Ado About Nothing

45. Much Ado About Nothing Joss Whedon, U.S. (45)

The Hunt

46. The Hunt Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark/Sweden

This is the End

47. This Is the End Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, U.S.

At Berkeley

48. At Berkeley Frederick Wiseman, U.S. (21)


49. Wadjda Haifaa Al Mansour, Saudi Arabia/Germany

Pacific Rim

50. Pacific Rim Guillermo del Toro, U.S.