UPDATE: This is why end of year lists are silly. Because since Jan 1st 2014, I have seen and admired the following 2013 movies: THE ACT OF KILLING, BLACK FISH, BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, THE GREAT BEAUTY, MUD, PHILOMENA, PRINCE AVALANCHE and UPSTREAM COLOR.
I also forgot BEWARE OF MR. BAKER from my great documentaries list. I’m still catching up. But as I say, it’s never too late to see a good movie.
In mid November I was pushed to do a Top 10 films of the year, which was tricky because I still had so many movies left to see. It’s the 1st of January here in Australia (where I currently am) and I still have a huge amount of movies that I intend to see.
The truth is that more than 400 films were released last year and so I, like you, will still be watching 2013 movies in 2023.
That said, here’s my expanded Top 20 movies of the year (can’t call all of them films as some were shot on digital). I thoroughly enjoyed, was moved or completely dazzled by …
The Wolf Of Wall Street
Behind The Candelabra (A cinema release in the UK)
Inside Llewyn Davis
Short Term 12
The Spectacular Now
12 Years A Slave
Iron Man 3
The Bling Ring
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
And there’s a whole bunch more besides showing just what a great year it was for movies, including future cult items like ‘The Counselor’ & ‘Stoker’.
Plus the few documentaries I did see and enjoyed include…
The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone
20 Feet From Stardom
Oh and there’s more…
Lots and lots of amazing tracks this year.
So here are my favourite songs of 2013 handily compiled by using my iTunes play count. I haven’t even included The Lonely Island’s ‘I Don’t Give A Honk’ either. Which is saying something.