o open with a Dickensian cliché, 2013 was the best of films and it was the worst of films. Seriously though folks, I don’t think since 1999 has there been a year where I found so many films that I adored so immensely, while at the same time I don’t think I viewed so many god awful films released in the same year. However, I am not interested in wasting energy on films I do not like.
The films that follow are my favourites of 2013 and are of course completely subjective (unlike douchey “definitive” “best of” lists). Subjective meaning superlative movies like 12 Years a Slave and technical achievements like Gravity are not present. While great, they are not movies that hit me on an emotional level or connected with me personally.
After all, you are what you love.