As part of our new weekly Top Ten lists, it’s time to reflect upon the films of 2013 and rank them according to our personal preference (and not just how much money they raked in). Unlike other lists across the web, our lists do not rank according to only critical praise. We consider more poignant factors such as enjoyability. Before we examine the list for Top 10 films of 2013, let’s take a look at some dishonourable mentions – films that were bad/disappointing and put a dampener on the exceptional standard of films in 2013.
Man of Steel – A disappointing, mindless CGI extravaganza that rivals the Transformers series. It [...]
Director Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years a Slave’ is being hailed as one of the most ‘powerful movies ever made’. It beat ‘American Hustle‘ to claim the spot on the UK’s biggest opening weekend. Furthermore, some believe that its reward as ‘Best Motion Picture’ at the Golden Globes is the most significant award of the night and is an indication that ’12 Years a Slave’ will sweep all the awards at the Oscars. The film has received outstanding praise for its direction and superb acting. I believe this film is over-hyped, whilst it is an incredible film in terms of acting and [...]
It was recently announced that ‘Gravity‘ seized 11 BAFTA nominations making it the lead contender which beat ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’. This didn’t come as a shock to me as I knew the British film institution would favor a film developed in the UK over others such as Russell’s ‘American Hustle’. Although it wasn’t a shock, it found it dissatisfying that this film achieved so much attention and hype solely due to its spectacular effects and it’s impressive use of CGI. ‘Gravity’ failed to resonate with me, it was a marvelous [...]