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Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is threatened by slave owner Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) in "12 Years a Slave." The movie is a true story about a free black man in the 1840s who is forced into slavery for more than a decade. It also is film critic Andy Bockelman's selection as the best film of 2013.

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The Bock’s Office: Top 10 films of 2013

It’s that time again — the time to look back on the past year in cinema and assess what constituted the very best of the film world.

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