My 10 favorite films from 2013, ranked in order. This is of course subject to change, (even tomorrow perhaps) so this is the 10 as of 1/2/14:
1. The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer
2. Upstream Color – Shane Carruth
3. Blue is the Warmest Color – Abdellatif Kechiche
4. Inside Llewyn Davis – The Coen Bros.
5. Computer Chess – Andrew Bujalski
6. Stories We Tell – Sarah Polley
7. The Great Beauty – Paolo Sorrentino
8. Like Someone in Love – Abbas Kiarostami
9. No – Pablo Larrain
10. Fruitvale Station – Ryan Coogler
To be on the list the films had to have been theatrically released in the U.S. in 2013.
Some films from this year that I’ll catch up with in 2014 which maybe could have made the list include Her, Short Term 12, At Berkeley, Beyond the Hills, The Wolf of Wall Street, etc.
Honorable Mention: The Selfish Giant