Category Archives: The Best of 2013

The best films of the year 2013 – well, in my humble opinion! To qualify they have to have their first cinematic release in the UK in 2013. This is not a chart, they simply appear in the order of date posted.

THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN (Felix Van Groeningen, 2012)

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Starring: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse Genre: Drama/ World Cinema Elise (Baetens) and Didier (Heldenbergh) meet and fall in love and so begin a passionate relationship. Though both bohemian in their approach to life, they do this despite their … Continue reading

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THE GREAT BEAUTY (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013)

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  Starring: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli Genre: Drama/ Comedy/ World Cinema Jep Gombardella (Toni Servillo) is a journalist who has lived amongst the wealthy residents of Rome all his life, living a decadent and materialist life. He once … Continue reading

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THE BURFORD TOP 10S: 2013’S ‘LOVE TO HATE’ MOST ENJOYABLE AND FUN FILMS

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Now, let me define my terms: The films in this list are far from masterpieces, with plenty of plot holes and flaws aplenty. However, if you are happy to forgive these things and want a film where you can sit … Continue reading

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THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (Peter Jackson, 2013)

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Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage Genre: Adventure/ Fantasy After surviving their trek beneath the misty mountains Bilbo (Freeman), Gandalf (McKellen), Thorin (Armitage) and the company of dwarves continue on their quest towards their homeland of Erebor and claiming … Continue reading

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THE SELFISH GIANT (Clio Barnard, 2013)

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Starring: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder Genre: Drama Loosely inspired by the Oscar Wilde story of the same name, The Selfish Giant tells the story of two teenage best friends; the hyperactive Arbor (Chapman) and gentle giant Swifty (Thomas) … Continue reading

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GRAVITY (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013)

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Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi/Thriller On a seemingly routine repair of the Hubble telescope a sudden shower of debris from a nearby Russian satellite completely destroys the telescope leaving two astronauts; the confident veteran Matt Kowalsky … Continue reading

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BLUE JASMINE (Woody Allen, 2013)

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Starring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins Genre: Comedy/Drama/Woody Allen film Thanks to her financially corrupt and cheating husband (Baldwin), socialite Jasmine French (Blanchett) used to have all the wealth and status she could ever desire. Now having left her … Continue reading

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