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My 5 Favourite Films of 2013

It’s overdue.

This is the part where I let you know what the best films of the recently past year are.

My Favourite Films of 2013:

5. Much Ado About Nothing

I raved about looking forward to this film all the way back in Summer, and it did not disappoint. Joss Whedon is a master craftsman and you can tell he really enjoys/loves the Shakespearian word.

4. Thor: The Dark World

A comic book movie?… In my favourite films? Shocking! Thor 2 got big points for living up to all the hype it was getting after the release. I genuinely enjoyed this film. It also got me crazy excited for the upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy.

3. Sound City

What do you get when a master musician like Dave Grohl goes head over heels about the history of a recording studio? A really great documentary. Sound City took me on a journey I would have never really thought I’d be very interested in and I loved it. Highly recommend this film to anyone who is even the slightest fan of music or Mr. Grohl’s work.

2. The Way Way Back

Crafted by the team who last brought us the Oscar winning The Descendants, this coming of age story is fantastically acted and heart wrenchingly written. Steve Carrel puts in a fantastic performance as a total douche and Sam Rockwell an even better performance as his anti-douche. If you need a fill of Sam Rockwell charm, this movie has it for you.

And? What is my favourite film that I got a chance to see in 2013? Drum roll, please…

1. Gravity

A breath taking film from start to finish, Gravity in an IMAX theatre will live on as the biggest movie going highlight of my life (so far). Gravity sets a shining example of what I go to the theatre for. If you haven’t got a chance to see this film in IMAX yet, go. Go now. I’ll wait here. Seriously. It’s being re-shown in IMAX across the globe (fellow Edmontonians can go see it next week at the Telus World Of Science). I will never forget seeing Gravity, and I’m willing to bet you won’t either. Amazing film.

And that’s it. That’s my not so complicated list of the films I loved and got a chance to watch in the theatres. What did you go see? What did you love? Send me a tweet and let me know. I’d love to talk movies with you.