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Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.

Best Films of 2013

I’ve struggled to find the time to do the usual Best Films of the Year feature so as people have been asking for it, I’ve decided to just list my top ten of 2013. So here or is:

1) The Great Beauty
2) Blue Is The Warmest Colour
3) Frances Ha
4) The Act of Killing
5) Before Midnight
6) Under The Skin*
7) Stories We Tell
8) Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
9) Blue Jasmine
10) Spring Breakers

As I spent most the year back in my hometown, where there isn’t a cinema in walking distance, I was unable to view as many films last year as I had in previous.

Also, I left the country on 1st November so any film that was released after then, I haven’t seen yet.

*Under The Skin technically hasn’t been released yet, so if you’re someone who thinks this shouldn’t count, take it out, bump each film up and place ‘Only God Forgives’ at number 10.

First film of 2014. Hopefully Malaysian cinemas leave out those thirty minutes of gumph before the film that we get at home.

First film of 2014. Hopefully Malaysian cinemas leave out those thirty minutes of gumph before the film that we get at home.

Watching Warrior dubbed in Thai. That’s how much fun Krabi is.

Watching Warrior dubbed in Thai. That’s how much fun Krabi is.

Spending our last day in Cambodia chilling out in a private film room. Of the 18,000 films to choose from, a unanimous decision was made to watch one we’ve both seen a million times. And yes, Margin Call is just as good in Cambodia.

Spending our last day in Cambodia chilling out in a private film room. Of the 18,000 films to choose from, a unanimous decision was made to watch one we’ve both seen a million times. And yes, Margin Call is just as good in Cambodia.

LFF

I said it would take something special to stop Under The Skin from being my favourite film of this year’s London Film Festival. Blue Is The Warmest Colour is that something special. A three hour film that I could of quite happily watched another three hours of. Breathtaking.

My first film of this year’s London Film Festival will take a lot of beating to not end up as my favourite film of this year’s London Film Festival.

My first film of this year’s London Film Festival will take a lot of beating to not end up as my favourite film of this year’s London Film Festival.

Candelabra

When discussing the best films of the year, I always feel the need to bring up Behind the Candelabra. Albeit a worthy contender, I mainly do so because I like saying the word ‘candelabra’.