2013 Movies and Me
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
- 12 Years a Slave
- A Hijacking
- Blue Jasmine
- In The House
- American Hustle
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
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
- Rust and Bone
- A Man Escaped
- Un Chien Andalou
- The Big Lebowski
- Bridge on the River Kwai
- The Prestige
- 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.
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.