It’s Oscar time again, and that means its time for my top ten movies of the year.
- 10. The Place Beyond the Pines
- 9. The Way, Way Back
- 8. Inside Llewyn Davis
- 7. Rush
- 6. All is Lost
- 5. Gravity
- 4. The Wind Rises
- 3. The Wolf of Wall Street
- 2. Captain Phillips
- 1. Short Term 12
An epic sprawling story of how bad decisions have consequences that can affect future generations.
My favorite of the slew of the indie comedies that came out this summer. Sam Rockwell steals the show and it’s great to see Jim Rash pop up in a few scenes.
A fun and quirky story of just how much rejection one can take. Great acting all around and another notch in the Cohen Brothers belt.
My surprise film of the year. Manages to create suspense out of cars racing in circles while staying away from all the cliches of the sports genre.
Robert Redford gives a great nuanced performance of a man going through absolute hell to survive when his situation continues to go from bad to worse.
An intimate story of love and loss set in the most beautifully horrific setting one can imagine: space. An absolute visual spectable and unmatched technical achievement. Believe the hype.
A beautiful tale of the sacrifices it takes to achieve your dreams. My favorite Miyazaki film since Spirited Away in 2001.
Scorsese’s ballsiest directing gig also features DiCaprio’s best performance yet. The funniest scene of 2013 involves Leonardo crawling down a flight of stairs in a half paralyzed state. Raunchy and hilarious.
Tom Hanks gives my favorite acting performance this year in the most intense film of 2013. Hanks puts on a pure acting showcase as he delivers a gut wrenchingly exposed performance in the final scene.
A heartbreaking and superbly acted account of the inner workings of a foster care facility. Far better written and acted than all of the over exposed Oscar-bait this year *cough 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Nebraska* , Short Term 12 is my favorite movie of 2013.