I really wasn't intending to write another blog post this year. And I certainly wasn't planning on doing a "Best of the Year" list. But in my idle moments, my mind shuffled a list together without my explicit permission. Damn brains. They never do what they're told.
To exorcise this list from my unruly grey matter, I'm putting it here. For a more sprawling / detailed / shambolic look at My Movie Year in 2013, I refer you to this earlier blogpost.
In some sort of vague order, here's my Films of the Year list, and in at Number One with a silver bullet is:
The Lone Ranger (Gore Verbinski)
Comfortably sitting in second place is:
Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)
The rest of the top five are rounded out by, in no particular order:
Du zhan (Drug War) (Johnnie To)
No (Pablo Larraín)
La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty) (Paolo Sorrentino)
Bubbling under, pop pickers, the final five are:
La vie d'Adèle (Blue is the Warmest Colour) (Abdellatif Kechiche)
Wreck-It Ralph (Rich Moore)
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
The Kings of Summer (Jordan Vogt-Roberts)
The Paperboy (Lee Daniels)
And now I really am going to get lost for the last few dying days of 2013. See you next year.