2013 was an interesting year for me. In March, I attended my second SXSW for my old outlet, Flixist. With a running knowledge of how SXSW is organized and ran, I was able to take SXSW head-on with amazing coverage for some of the year’s best festival films. It was at SXSW that I also met Virgil Solis, who after tricking him into thinking I’m an awesome guy, asked me to join the Ruby Hornet team to build the site’s Film vertical. The rest is history.
Over the past year, I’ve seen a lot of great films at both SXSW and the Chicago International Film Festival, as well as the typical Hollywood blockbuster films that had their theatrical runs. I’ll admit, I haven’t seen every major film I wanted to in 2013, but that’s what home media is for, right? After more than 50 films I’ve reviewed (and even more that I hadn’t reviewed), I’ve compiled a list of my Top 10 Films of 2013. Everything from Hollywood blockbusters to film festival darlings to under-seen foreign films is included on here. Hopefully, you’ll agree with some of my choices, disagree with them, and find yourself intrigued to check out the more underrated films on this list.