Collectively over the past few days we’ve bombarded you with hours of suggested feature film viewing, but for those of you having a hard time deciding where to begin, here’s our overall list of the top ten feature films of 2013 to start you off: 10. THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES | Derek Cianfrance 9. […]
Looking over my final list I’ve noticed a conspicuous absence of documentaries, which isn’t to say that there weren’t some fantastic films which just fell outside of this final ten. OK, so now I’ve cleared my documentary conscience, here are my favourite features of 2013:
Spending a lot more time watching short films this year, once again 2013 has seen my feature film viewing decrease somewhat from previous years – making this annual compilation process considerably easier this year. I’m sure there are some glaring omissions but these are the ones I watched and the ones I loved:
I’ve hardly done any film this year. Instead I’ve been seriously hooked on TV – Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Dexter, The Returned, Game of Thrones, Top of the Lake, The Walking Dead, Orange Is the New Black and The Good Wife to name just a few. Little time for film you see, but I promise to try harder next year.
When MarBelle asked me for my Top Ten of 2013 I wondered if I should bother. He’s seen 12 Years a Slave and I have not. However, it would be churlish of me to junk it all in for a film I suppose I can be blown away by in 2014 so here is my Top Ten.
What a year for viewing. It feels odd to be picking a top ten list exclusively from films as 2013 for me was the year of astounding television – both broadcast and online. I know how strict MarBelle gets about these things and it’s willpower alone that has allowed me to not break the rules this year. Here are the ten that have stayed with me:
A strange year for me personally and professionally. Living in Cornwall now and finishing my doctorate means I’ve missed many films that would normally have contended but getting a job teaching film at a university has reinvigorated my love of cinema and leaves me excited for 2014, a year in which I hope to return […]
It’s been great fun (arduously heartbreaking) ranking our film watching of 2012 into succinct lists of 10, but let’s face it, the holidays are over, you’re back at work and probably don’t have time to check out every film across all our personal lists no matter how good they are – luckily you don’t have […]
This year saw me hit a strange balance where my feature watching was significantly impacted by the amount of online shorts I found myself watching, and being able to kick back on the sofa with Vimeo on my Roku didn’t help matters. Regulars would have seen the fruits which came out of all those hours […]
With minimal festival attendance in 2012, this years’ list was built mainly through random visits to independent cinemas and the ever-increasing availability of internet film on-demand (2012 was definitely the year of Curzon on Demand for me). With 2011 SXSW hit Natural Selection, Steve McQueen’s follow up to Hunger – Shame, this year’s indie breakthrough […]