2013 started out strong for me when it came to films, but then took a downward turn, almost a kamikaze spiral, during the central months. It then picked up again as the year came to a close, mainly because the major releases by studios and major independents didn’t crash and burn like a parade of Hindenburgs as they often do as December nears.
So what I thought was going to come up a cropper and end up being a disappointing year of film turned out to be a better one than last and, well, not totally unsatisfying.
With that, here are my top picks of the year.
For more information on each film, see my reviews.