My Top 10 of 2013 (yes, in March)

I wish it didn’t have to be like this, but it’s become sort of a tradition, so if you look at it that way, it’s kinda cool that I’m presenting my top films of 2013 when a quarter of the “new” year has come and gone.

best_of_2013_logo_sq Why March? Atli from The Cinematic Katzenjammer posted his list about two weeks ago and explains why here. He may be in Iceland while I am in Mexico, but our issues regarding film releases and year-end lists are the same. He put it so well, so I’m going to quote him:

Yes, it’s been a while since 2013 ended but if the Oscars can wait until March I sure can too! Mostly though this list is late coming because I live in Iceland and thus didn’t have the opportunity to see a lot of last years best titles until this year. And there’s still a bunch I’ve yet to see. But you can’t wait forever so here goes my list! Some have proclaimed that 2013 was a great year of the cinema, but I can’t agree with that. In my opinion 2013 was just an average year with not really a single film I would call a flat-out masterpiece though a few came very close.

I also choose to publish my year-end list in March because it ties in with the Oscars, which pretty much signify the end of the movie year and the beginning of a new one. However, this month I’ve barely had time to watch as many movies as I’d like to, let alone write about them, mainly because of work and my new hobby, theater, of which I’ve been enjoying a lot lately, thanks to a “School for Spectators” program I was selected for. I couldn’t put it off any longer, though, since we’re a couple hours away from April! Now that would’ve been embarrassing!

So, without further ado, here are my Top 10 films of 2013, in alphabetical order (titles link to the review)!

12 Years a Slave

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About Time

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August: Osage County

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

Blue Jasmine

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Gravity

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Inside Llewyn Davis

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Iron Man 3

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Jagten

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Prisoners

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Saving Mr. Banks 

saving mr banks 2  Rounding out the Top 20: Blackfish, The Bling Ring, Man of Steel, Now You See Me, Philomena, The Place Beyond the Pines, Rush, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Wolf of Wall Street 

Best of the rest: Before Midnight, The Conjuring, Elysium, Enough Said, Evil Dead, The Great Gatsby, The Heat, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Los Amantes Pasajeros, Mud, Nebraska, Oz The Great and Powerful, Short Term 12, Side Effects, Trance, What Maisie Knew, World War Z

Worst: The Counselor, Don Jon, Gangster Squad

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