The curtain has fallen over 2013, and we now stand at the beginning of a new year. I’ve already written about my favorite movie moments of 2013, and now would like to talk about my favorite films of the year in more detail.
As I said in that last post, 2013 was a bit of a divisive year. I can’t remember the last time movies have stirred up so much debate among moviegoers, and for every record-breaking box office juggernaut we saw our fair share of disappointing flops. But, as rocky as the year may have been, I would say that it was actually a great year for cinema. We got a plethora of movies to enjoy, in all different genres, and the movies that were good were really good, and even the bad ones had something to say or left us talking about them all year long.
I saw a total of 225 movies this year, new and old, and unfortunately wasn’t able to catch a few new releases that I really wanted to see. Films like The Wolf of Wall Street, Inside Llewyn Davis, and 12 Years a Slave may have ended up on this list, but I just wasn’t able to get to them in time. It’s also worth noting that this is by no means a best of the year list. These are simply my favorites of the year.
So, without further ado, my favorite films (that I saw) of 2013! In ascending order:
Happy New Year, everybody! 2013 is about to come to an end, and what a year it’s been! Things may have started a bit rough, but all in all I think it was a great year for movies. Looking back, it was definitely a divisive one, but in the end I think we got some pretty amazing pieces of cinema. Some of my most anticipated movies managed to meet my expectations, and I fell completely in love with some films I wasn’t even expecting.
I’m currently working on my list of favorite films of the year, which will be up soon. In the meantime, I wanted to take a look back at my favorite movie moments from 2013 (in no particular order). Some were scenes from movies I loved, others from films that I didn’t that still caught my attention.
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Is There A Statute Of Limitations On Spoilers?
An opinion piece I wrote for WhatCulture.com about film and television spoilers. Is there a statute of limitations on spoilers? At what point do we hold the audience accountable rather than relying on writers to keep plot details under wraps?
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Trailer – 5 Things We Learned
Like most people, I was surprisingly impressed with 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I’m really excited for the sequel, which hits theaters next July. Here’s my breakdown of the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer for WhatCulture.