2013 Movies and Me

Upstream Color will mess you up

Here are the best film year 2013 movies that entered my eyeballs (tiebreaker goes to movies not nominated for awards):

  • Upstream Color
  • Stories We Tell
  • Gravity
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • A Hijacking
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Her
  • In The House
  • American Hustle
  • Rush

The worst 2013 movie that subjected me to itself: C.O.G.
The most wasted opportunity documentary (next time let Werner make this one): The Act of Killing
The best movie that featured Werner Herzog as a villain but wasn’t just a documentary wherein Werner Herzog was the director: Jack Reacher

A Place in the Sun featured the two most handsome humans ever

And now something different, the best non-2012, non-2013 movies I saw in 2013:

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc (from another planet?)
  • All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
  • A Place in the Sun
  • The Elephant Man
  • Primer
  • Rust and Bone
  • A Man Escaped
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Prestige
  • Ratatouille
  • Jackie Brown
  • Election (Johnnie To’s, not Alex Payne’s)

The worst non-2012, non-2013 movie I watched in 2013: The Fury by Brian De Palma — a 60 year old Kirk Douglas does parkour in this 1978 movie made by the most binary director out there.

Most dated movie: The Swimmer, whoa boy. Burt Lancaster races a horse in this one.

Burt Lancaster vs Horse

Most epic driving sequence: tie, The Year of Living Dangerously, driving through a roadblock drunk on Vangelis, or Withnail and I, waking up in the backseat of a car and asking a drunk Richard E Grant what he is doing and having him turn to the camera and say “Making Time!” as he weaves through highway traffic, assorted booze as his co-pilot, Jimi Hendrix’s guitar as herald.