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Film director and screenwriter. Cinephile since birth. Director of DREAMS OF THE WAYWARD (2013). Film Studies MA student at Columbia University.

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Top 10 Films of 2013

2013 was a year of cinematic excess (a topic that I'll be covering in an upcoming essay) - the line between style and substance was blurred by popular contemporary auteurs and cinematic legends.  Similarly, their stylistic excess in 2013 was often in conjunction with films about greed, success, and overall excess.  Personally, I found 2013 to have a shortage of great films, but there were a select few that managed to really impress.

1.  The Wolf Of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)
2.  American Hustle (David O. Russell)
3.  Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
4.  Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
5.  Blue Is The Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche)
6.  12 Years A Slave (Steve McQueen)
7.  Inside Llewyn Davis (The Coen Brothers)
8.  I'm So Excited (Pedro Almodóvar)
9.  Bastards (Claire Denis)
10.  Upstream Color (Shane Carruth)


Honorable mention:
Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)

Most disappointing:
To The Wonder (Terrence Malick)