In 2013 I saw fewer films than I had in the previous three years. I don’t necessarily see this as a bad thing, as I was productive elsewhere. I still managed to see a total of 222, 75 of which were 2013 cinema releases (but shamefully only five were documentaries), with 21 visits to the cinema.
Compiling this list was fairly tough, namely because nothing really blew me away, though I did like dozens of films ‘quite’ a lot. So, this list is, as always, the films I enjoyed the most, am keen to revisit or purchase, and that stuck with me after the credits rolled.
What Richard Did, Antiviral, Mud, Before Midnight, Only God Forgives, The Way Way Back, Blue Jasmine, A Single Shot, Stories We Tell, Maniac, No, Computer Chess, Hello I Must Be Going, Robot and Frank, In the House, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Gravity (!)
Films I wanted to see but haven’t yet:
Short Term 12, The Counselor, A Field in England, Enough Said, All is Lost, To the Wonder, Bastards, Kill Your Darlings, The Great Beauty, Prisoners, The Selfish Giant, Filth, The Fifth Estate, Cloud Atlas, A Hijacking, The Secret life of Walter Mitty.
As well as Docs: Leviathan, Class of ’92, The Name of this Band is Death, Milius, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, In A World, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks