With Oscar buzz in the air, it’s time to look at the year in film. 2013 will not go down as the strongest year for Cinema, but there were a few offerings that did better than just serve up pop corn fodder.
This documentary about putting the killer in killer whales was as depressing as it was captivating.
9- Man of Steel
The reason this Super-man flick beat out some of the other super-hero movies this year is because it was prettier to look at even if it lacked at times when put against a fan-boy magnifying glass.
8- Iron Man 3
This edged out Man of Steel because story wise it had a better flow and never made me feel like I was watching a Matrix sequel.
Wonderfully shot, if only Elijah Wood hadn’t still been the size of a Hobbit the suspense of disbelief might have been lowered.
6- Frankenstein’s Army
The Dr’s plans fall into the hand’s Nazi’s making an Army of wacky tin men. The found footage approach worked well here to create the maddening claustrophobia of being trapped in close quarters with these things.
Sure this Linda Lovelace biopic could be compared to Boogie Nights, but this might be Seyfried’s best role yet.
Neil Jordan’s vampire flick was as easy on the eyes as the bloodsuckers in it.
3-We are What We Are
This movie had a lot of heart and not all of it was being served for dinner. One of the rare cases in this year were scary and well made came together.
2-Dallas Buyers Club
The most Oscar likely film on the list, it has the same girt to it that the Wrestler did, but looks at the dark and tragic underground of hustling a.i.d.s meds.
This got labeled a horror movie by many, and they were all wrong it’s the Oldboy Directors take on David Lynch, which makes for morbidly beautiful viewing.