As was the case last year, it has taken a while to put together my list of the "Best" films of 2013. This time, though, the reasons were multiple. 2013 was a great year for cinema in innumerable ways, and the number of on-screen moments that seemed to register as iconic even before the credits rolled was extremely high. From the smallest of independents to the largest show stoppers, genre boundaries were pushed, characters left lasting impressions, true stories had style, and our eyes were routinely, repeatedly dazzled. Where 2012 too often felt drab and uninspired, 2013 was a year of artistic risks, and even when they fell just short of their mark, they sprinted towards greatness. This is the longest best of list I've made for a single year since starting this blog, and there are still so many things missing. When you feel you could hit 30 and still have honorable mentions, it starts to seem like something was just in the water...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Though, you know, this Batman song is dead on: