Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013: R. Emmet Sweeney

1. Drug War (Johnnie To, 2012)
2. A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (Ben Russell and Ben Rivers)
3. Wolf Children (Mamoru Hosoda, 2012)
4. Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, 2012)
5. To the Wonder (Terrence Malick, 2012)
6. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Adam McKay)
7. A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke)
8. Ninja II (Isaac Florentine)
9. Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie)
10. Gold (Thomas Arslan)

Honorable mentions: Pain & Gain (Michael Bay), Our Sunhi (Hong Sang-soo), Blind Detective (Johnnie To), Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón), The Package (Jesse V. Jackson), Bastards (Claire Denist), Story of My Death (Albert Serra), Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski), Abuse of Weakness (Catherine Breillat), This is Martin Bonner (Chad Hartigan), Museum Hours (Jem Cohen, 2012), Riddick (David Twohy), Manakamana (Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez), Closed Curtain (Jafar Panahi and Kambuzia Partovi), The Immigrant (James Gray), When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (Corneliu Porumboiu), Norte, the End of History (Lav Diaz)

R. Emmet Sweeney has his M. A. in Cinema Studies from New York University, writes a weekly column for Movie Morlocks, and recently penned his magnum opus on Anchorman 2 for Film Comment.

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