I've been reading more of the criticisms of 12 Years a Slave including Armond White's article Can’t Trust It. I don't mind being proved wrong (really) but I just don't recognise the feelings and thoughts that he connects to the film. I am going to see it again though.
Jonathan Rosenbaum also has a number of interesting points to make about this year's critically acclaimed films - and some of my favourites - in posts here and here. He asks some questions that I'm not sure I have good answers to so I'd advise everyone to have a look and don their thinking caps.
His top ten lists for 2013 for Indiewire are well worth checking out too.