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Top Films of 2013

by Aaron
My thoughts: 12 Years A Slave is an incredible movie that I will not see again for a long time. It’s one of those films you’ll remember for a very, very long time. The effort and work really showed. Steve McQueen did a fantastic job. I can not explain how much I loved Gravity — I laughed, smiled, and cried many times. Wow. Before Midnight was a brilliant final third of the trilogy. Tonally, it followed Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, but it was also a great meditation on growing up. Absolutely wonderful. I could not stop laughing and smiling during This Is The End. One of the best comedies out on major release in a long time. A Hijacking… Read more

My thoughts:
12 Years A Slave is an incredible movie that I will not see again for a long time. It’s one of those films you’ll remember for a very, very long time. The effort and work really showed. Steve McQueen did a fantastic job.
I can not explain how much I loved Gravity — I laughed, smiled, and cried many times. Wow.
Before Midnight was a brilliant final third of the trilogy. Tonally, it followed Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, but it was also a great meditation on growing up. Absolutely wonderful.
I could not stop laughing and smiling during This Is The End. One of the best comedies out on major release in a long time.
A Hijacking is rather grueling to watch, but is a fantastic study of chaos and violence.
World War Z was a surprisingly good action movie. Though it had some flaws, it was incredibly entertaining and one of the best action movies of the year.
The Way, Way Back was a great study of childhood and family. Somewhat dark humor abound, it was thoroughly entertaining.
The Bling Ring was terrible. An attempted commentary on excess, the film did not execute, and ended up contributing to the needless excess that exists in the world.
I found Stories We Tell to be absolutely disgusting. It tried to take after Alan Berliner’s autobiographical films, but was not thoroughly creative (like his were), and seemed contrived and unthoughtful.

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