The top ten movies of 2013 – Brad’s list
The year got off to a slow start, but I didn’t start to get worried until the summer. In my opinion, 2013 was one of the worst years for summer blockbusters in recent memory. But things really started to pick up in the fall and as I look back on the year, I have to say that 2013 ended up being one of the better years for movies. Any of the movies in my top 6 could be #1 in any other year. There were so many movies this year, that I struggled to keep it to the top ten movies, unlike last year, where I struggled to find 10 worthy films to make the list. Be sure to check out Nathan’s top ten movies of 2013 for a different take on the year.
10. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET – It wasn’t the GOODFELLAS-esque masterpiece I was hoping for, but instead, it was a raunchy, fun film that people seem to be taking too seriously. It’s a shame that Leonardo DiCaprio may have given one of his best performances and probably won’t get any recognition for it. Of course, I feel like I say that about him every year.
9. BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR – The worst part about this love story is the graphic lesbian sex. I know, I’m surprised about that as well. The sex got in the way of a beautiful love story about a young girl discovering who she is. Hardcore lesbian sex aside, it’s a wonderfully shot film and one of the best love stories in recent years. The talent and depth of star Adele Exarchopoulos blew me away.
8. A PLACE BEYOND THE PINES – I’m still upset that this was dumped in the spring with little or no fanfare. It’s a tragic story about fathers and sons and the burdens the former puts on the latter. It also features some great performances from Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Dane Dehaan. It’s not a perfect film by any means, but the original direction from Derek Cianfrance was refreshing and added something to the story.
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