My Top Five Films of the Year...So Far

Here is my mid-term report on the best five movies of the year so far.

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  • Comment number 101. Posted by Paddy2012

    on 31 Aug 2013 17:33

    I really loved Good Vibrations, it was biopic that took risks with the storytelling which really paid off, For example the way it subtlety built up to "Teenage Kicks" instead over playing it (like most music films tend to do) also the fathers speech near the end was unbelievably touching.

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  • Comment number 100. Posted by MadProphet

    on 26 Aug 2013 16:53

    Mine is a slightly odd list, but at this time of year, my top 5 is usually subject to repeat viewings anyway- I'm sure it'll look different by December, either cos of new films, or cos films I saw earlier in the year have gone up in my estimation.

    1. Side Effects
    2. Blancanieves
    3. Before Midnight
    4. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
    5. The World's End

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  • Comment number 99. Posted by LydiaY

    on 24 Aug 2013 21:54

    The Great Gatsby was very well thought through!

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  • Comment number 98. Posted by LydiaY

    on 24 Aug 2013 21:50

    5) Robot and Frank: a psychological drama about the man that befriended a robot who awakes the old itch/feeling of how to steal.
    4)Identity thief: a comedy full of face expressions and funny body language from. The film teaches how to find the golden medium and enjoy life in order not to be too in control of themselves, but at the same time to excel.
    3) Lawless about fighting for the your own space and confronting the ruthless and lawless authority. Love and thriller. Brilliant performance by Tom Hardy.
    2) Side effects: A very unusual crime drama where a wife stabs her husband (Channing Tatum) in order to re-unite with her female lover (Cathrine Zeta-Jones)
    1)The Place Beyond the Pines: Bradley Cooper shows again his flexibility in acting dimensions. The film is full of morale and the dramatic experience that he turns to his own advantage.

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  • Comment number 97. Posted by Mark U

    on 24 Aug 2013 21:18

    Following Mark's rules and ruling out films seen this year but made the Oscar role call, my top 4 are:

    1. In The House
    2. Francis Ha
    3. Behind the Candelabra
    4. Trance

    While I have seen a number of other films none of them stands out to grab that number 5 slot.

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  • Comment number 96. Posted by Bone from Hell

    on 21 Aug 2013 15:16

    5) Maniac
    4) Zero Dark Thirty
    3) Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
    2) Indie Game: The Movie
    1) Upstream Color (I think, Upstream Color will still be #1 at the End of the Year, it's that good.)

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  • Comment number 95. Posted by Bassbait

    on 20 Aug 2013 23:51

    I only saw one film in 2013 so far, and it's shaping up to be my favorite film of the DECADE so far. It's Shane Carruth's Upstream Color. It's absolutely amazing.

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  • Comment number 94. Posted by Harry Limes Shadow

    on 19 Aug 2013 18:38

    A film opened on Friday that wasn't reviewed by James King, which i think many would be interested to hear about. 'Kuma' is a quietly intense domestic drama which has been compared to 'A Separation' in some quarters, and had the audience i saw it with enraptured and is well worth a seeing.

    And because you can never recommend too many films, the following are well worth catching up with on DVD.

    Play
    Me and You
    Easy Money
    A Liar's Autobiography
    Safety not Guaranteed
    Jiro Dreams of Sushi
    Arbitrage
    The Gatekeepers
    The East

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  • Comment number 93. Posted by Kristina

    on 18 Aug 2013 21:30

    1) Only God Forgives
    2) Upstream Colour
    3) Trance

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  • Comment number 92. Posted by Anthony Quinn

    on 18 Aug 2013 19:44

    Mud- an instant classic with all round great performances
    Zero dark thirty- a great watch from start to finish
    Behind the Candelabra- A great come back from Douglas.
    Populaire- A guilty pleasure.
    Star Trek into Darkness- Far superior and enjoyable sequel

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