The Filmwax Favorites of 2013

This is largely an arbitrary list that is no particular order.  I am not ranking them because, well,  I’m just lazy like that. I just walked out of all of the below very impressed or engaged or moved in some way. Among some of the most cited films of the year I still have not seen The Wolf of Wall Street, Her, Dallas Buyers Club or Captain Philips. Here we go:

  • All is Lost (JC Chandor)
    let the fire burn

    A photo from Jason Osder’s LET THE FIRE BURN

  • The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer)
  • Cutie and the Boxer (Zachary Heinzerling)
  • Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski)
  • Drinking Buddies (Joe Swanberg)
  • Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
  • Mother of George (Andrew Dosumnu)
  • Blackfish (Gabriela Cowperthwaite)
  • Enough Said (Nicole Holofcener)
  • Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
  • All The Light in the Sky (Joe Swanberg)
  • Let the Fire Burn (Jason Osder)
  • 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen Brothers)
  • 20 Feet From Stardom (Morgan Neville)
  • Our Nixon (Penny Lane)
  • Springbreakers (Harmony Korine)
  • The Dirties (Matt Johnson)
  • This is Martin Bonner (Chad Hartigan)
  • Gravity