Kenneth Hite (princeofcairo) wrote,

And The Oscar Likely Does Not Go To...

Any of the Ten Best 2013 Movies I Saw In 2013, although I may eke out a win or two in Sound Editing or something, but know that any right-minded Academy would start with these:

Her
Only God Forgives
Upstream Color
Inside Llewyn Davis
Gravity
American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
Frances Ha
Before Midnight
Much Ado About Nothing


That takes us down to A- territory, thanks almost entirely to Alexis Denisof's weak Benedick. Not a strong year for me, in other words, as the next ten stay pretty much in B country: Europa Report, My Sweet Pepper Land, Escape From Tomorrow, Dhoom 3 (although it was A+ fun to watch, I know a B+ movie when I see it), The Don Juans, A Pact, The Wolf of Wall Street, Shootout at Wadala, Fast & Furious 6, and Soul.

I should, I suppose, cut the Academy some slack, as the Top Ten 2013 Movies I Didn't See In 2013 could well actually deserve some mention: To the Wonder, Side Effects, Drug War, The Wind Rises, Philomena, Nebraska, Lone Survivor, The Counselor, Mud, and 12 Years a Slave are fairly strong guesses on my part, although Ramleela, Hannah Arendt, or Rush (for instance) might surprise me. I apparently need to work a little harder at seeing good movies in 2014, but I'm pretty happy with my Top Ten this year for all that.
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