‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Her’ land on AFI top-10 list

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File- This undated file image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Her." The space odyssey Gravity and the futuristic romance Her have tied for best picture from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. The LA critics announced their picks Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, with voting culminating in a tie for the groups top honor. Spike Jonzes Her also won best production design for K.K. Barretts sleek, near-future designs. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, File)

LOS ANGELES: Steve McQueen’s historic saga “12 Years a Slave,” David O. Russell’s con artist romp “American Hustle,” Ryan Coogler’s numbing “Fruitvale Station” and Alfonso Cuaron’s space odyssey “Gravity” round out the American Film Institute’s top-10 movies of the year.

Also landing on the list, announced Monday: Paul Greengrass’ Somali pirate drama “Captain Phillips”; Spike Jonze’s futuristic computer love tale “Her”; Ethan and Joel Coen’s folk scene-focused dark comedy “Inside Llewyn Davis”; John Lee Hancock’s Disney comedy “Saving Mr. Banks”; and Martin Scorsese’s provocative stockbroker story “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

The AFI also selected the year’s top-10 television shows. “Breaking Bad,” ‘’Game of Thrones,” ‘’House of Cards” and “Scandal” were among the favorites.

The creative assemblages will be awarded at a Jan. 10 luncheon in Los Angeles.


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