Monday, March 10, 2014

My Definitive Cut, 2013

My Definitive Cut is an annual list recognizing my favourite 10 Films and 5 Directors of each cinematic year.  For the year of 2013, I have reviewed 86 theatrically-released films in theaters.  Films that can be nominated for this list are 2013 films released from 1 January 2013 to 28 February 2014.  There are a few 2012 titles released in 2013 that are under consideration too.




Titles that might have made it into this list, which I did not manage to catch in theaters are:

THE GATEKEEPERS (Dror Moreh)
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (Malik Bendjelloul)
METRO MANILA (Sean Ellis).

There are 21 nominees this year (in alphanumeric order):

12 YEARS A SLAVE (Steve McQueen)
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (Steven Soderbergh)
BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Richard Linklater)
BLUE JASMINE (Woody Allen)
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (Paul Greengrass)
CONJURING, THE (James Wan)
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (Jean-Marc Vallee)
GRANDMASTER, THE (Wong Kar-Wai)
GRAVITY (Alfonso Cuaron)
HER (Spike Jonze)
ILO ILO (Anthony Chen)
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (Joel & Ethan Coen)
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (Hirokazu Koreeda)
NEBRASKA (Alexander Payne)
ONLY GOD FORGIVES (Nicolas Winding Refn)
PIETA (Kim Ki-duk)
PRISONERS (Denis Villeneuve)
RUSH (Ron Howard)
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (J.J. Abrams)
TOKYO FAMILY (Yoji Yamada)
WOLF OF WALL STREET, THE (Martin Scorsese)

My FAVOURITE 10 Films of 2013 
1.  LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
2.  THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
3.  PRISONERS
4.  GRAVITY
5.  THE GRANDMASTER
6.  ONLY GOD FORGIVES
7.  CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
8.  INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
9.  DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
10.  ILO ILO

Honourable Mention
11.  BEFORE MIDNIGHT
12.  RUSH

My FAVOURITE 5 Directors of 2013 
1.  Hirokazu Koreeda (LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON)
2.  Martin Scorsese (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET)
3.  Alfonso Cuaron (GRAVITY)
4.  Wong Kar Wai (THE GRANDMASTER)
5.  Nicolas Winding Refn (ONLY GOD FORGIVES)

Honourable Mention
6.  Richard Linklater (BEFORE MIDNIGHT)









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