Top Films and Performances of 2013
There were so many good/great films in 2013 that I couldn’t just make a top ten list. I needed to make it a top 15 with a few notables mentions. There were also many great performances that some were bound to be overlooked by the Academy and others. Here are in my opinion the best films and performances of 2013.
1. 12 Years A Slave
2. About Time
3. Short Term 12
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
6. Captain Phillips
8. Before Midnight
10. Frances Ha
11. Dallas Buyers Club
12. Fruitvale Station
13. American Hustle
14. August Osage County
15. Afternoon Delight
Notable Mentions: Her, The Spectacular Now, Blue Jasmine, The Way Way Back, This Is The End, and The Place Beyond The Pines.
Best Foreign Films: The Hunt and Blue Is The Warmest Color
My Oscar Winners:
Lead Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor or Leonardo DiCaprio
Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender
Lead Actress: Cate Blanchett
Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o or June Squibb
Best Picture: 12 Years A Slave
Director: Steve McQueen or Alfonso Cuaron
Foreign Film: The Hunt
Not nominated but highly deserving:
Actress: Brie Larson for Short Term 12 and Kathryn Hann for Afternoon Delight
Actor: Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips, Matthew McConaughey for Mud, and Michael B. Jordan for Fruitvale Station.
It was an amazing year for films that renewed my faith in the craft. Basically solidifying my goal to have my name on a list like this in the not so distant future.
Renisha Mcbride was a 19 year old Black Girl from Michigan. On November 2nd, she was involved in a terrible car crash but survived. After the accident, she ran to the nearest house looking for help because her phone had died. She knocked on the front door and was shot in the face with a shotgun by the White Homeowner. After the murder, No Charges have been pressed against the White shooter and it is being called a justified Killing. Several Police officers and the Shooter’s lawyer have said that “He acted Properly” in shooting her. Don’t ever be fooled into believing that Racism is over.
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Written By @KingKwajo
Being afraid of black people should not stand as a legal defense in this country. It’s fucking insane that it does now.
This is horrible.