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The CineSnob Picks His Top 10 Films of 2013

December 30, 2013
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‘Short Term’

Before anybody asks, yes, I saw Gravity and The Wolf of Wall Street. Those films, along with the other 193 new movies I was able to check out over the last year, made for a busy and very interesting time at the theater. From the 1960s folk music scene in Lower Manhattan to an unusual romance between a lonely man and his computer (a new way to consider cybersex, perhaps?), here’s a look at my 10 best films (and a few honorable mentions) of 2013:

10.   Nebraska

Minimal in its delivery but brimming with heart and bittersweet moments, director Alexander Payne’s film about a father and son’s road trip to claim a bogus million-dollar sweepstakes prize makes for a tender dynamic between well-written characters pulled straight out of the American Midwest.

 

9.   Fruitvale Station

A stunning and sympathetically rich film that paints a compelling picture of a 22-year-old man who loses his life in 2009 after being shot by a public transportation officer. First-time filmmaker Ryan Coogler has created a three-dimensional character in Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) that is both flawed and easily relatable.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b8Wo-5cuEg Mrs. Kim

    Thanks for the list! Got them all “saved” or “added” on Netflix.