The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to those films that have made a particularly strong impact over the past twelve months.
2013 has been a great year for actresses and female protagonists. Jennifer Lawrence fronted the second episode of The Hunger Games, Sandra Bullock carried one of the year's best-received blockbusters, Gravity, almost single-handedly, while this year's Palme D'Or winner, Blue Is The Warmest Color, featured a brace of fantastic female performances.
Eric Ortiz Garcia, Patrick Holzapfel, Dustin Chang, Kwenton Bellette, Jaime Grijalba Gomez, Ard Vijn, Joshua Chaplinsky, Peter Martin, James Marsh, Brian Clark, Ernesto Zelaya Miñano, Todd Brown, Jason Gorber, Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Niels Matthijs, Ben Umstead, Jim Tudor, Ben Croll, Kurt Halfyard, Pierce Conran, Christopher O'Keeffe, Patryk Czekaj and Ryland Aldrich
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