24 August 2014

Favourite Films of 2013

Awfully belated, I know, but this list has been on my mind for a while. It includes films released in 2013, though some I eventually saw on DVD/Blu-Ray in the first few months of this year.

My top 10 films of 2013:

1. Gravity  ****
2. 12 Years a Slave  ****
3. Her ****
4. The Spectacular Now ****
5. Upstream Color *** 1/2
6. Blue is the Warmest Color *** 1/2
7. Le Passé/The Past *** 1/2
8. Jagten/The Hunt  *** 1/2
9. Frances Ha  *** 1/2
10. Fruitvale Station *** 1/2

Honourable Mentions: American Hustle, The Bling Ring, Blue Jasmine, Dallas Buyers Club, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Invisible Woman, Nebraska, Spring Breakers, To the Wonder

Pleasant Surprises: Don Jon, The Way Way Back

Disappointments: Inside Llewyn Davis, Only God Forgives, Oz the Great and Powerful, The Lone Ranger, Pacific Rim, Thor: The Dark World

Favourite Performance by an Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Favourite Performance by an Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

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