Bank’s 10 Favorite Movies of 2013

2013 revitalized my passion for movies. Here’s another (obligatory?) top ten list. Sorry, Gravity fans. I wouldn’t mind seeing Sandra Bullock float away.

10. Fruitvale Station Kicks your heart in the balls.

9. Dallas Buyers Club Performances more memorable than the film itself. McConaughey and Ziggy Stardust deserve all the award nominations heading their way.

8. MudSo all in on McConaughey’s surgence that I just made up a word.

7. HerJoaquin’s relationship with an operating system leaves you feeling more human. Close your eyes and feel this movie.

6. Catching FireDear Hollywood, THAT’S how you make a damn sequel. A fringe (blockbuster) masterpiece in an era plagued by franchise fatigue. So many compelling performances. Doc Narcisse and Honey Bunny!

5. 12 Years a SlaveHard to watch” is an understatement. Nursing a cinematic hangover I’m not quite sure I want to shake. Our Best Picture.

4. American HustleA Scorsese-esque American classic. Rich ensemble. Never self-indulgently clever. JLaw + McCartney = Everything

3. The Wolf of Wall StreetLeo’s Jordan Belfort is Gordon Gekko and Henry Hill’s incestuous crack baby.

2. Spring BreakersProfessor Franco guides us on a hauntingly trippy exploration of excess. Still awaiting my grandma’s review.

1. Inside Llewyn DavisAnother Coen brothers’ classic. An odyssey that ends in the same place is still an odyssey. Even more incredible when you see it in the same theater as Daniel Day-F*cking-Lewis. New York City!


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