Saturday 10 July 2021

Ace Black's List: The 10 Best Movies Of 2013

More than 80 movies from 2013 have been reviewed on the Ace Black Movie Blog. Here are the 10 best:

Directed by Ryan Coogler.
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, and Octavia Spencer.
Humanity's fragile threads revealed through the heartaching recreation of Oscar Grant's final day before the young Black man was needlessly shot dead by San Francisco transit police officers. Full review.

Directed by Jason Reitman.
Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, and Gattlin Griffith.
A quiet, tender story of two damaged souls connecting and an unlikely love blossoming under remarkable circumstances. Full review.

Directed by Ron Howard.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, and Olivia Wilde.
An intense rivalry between two very different yet similarly driven men yields an epic Formula 1 championship season, recreated with controlled passion. Full review.

Directed by Spike Jonze.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson (voice), and Amy Adams.
A subdued yet dazzling commentary on a near-future with ever more technological dependency, and a further blurring of emotional ties between people and artificial intelligence. Full review.

Directed by Steve McQueen.
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, and Michael Fassbender.
The story of slavery through the deeply moving experience of one man is a necessarily distressing exploration of humanity's inhumane capacity for brutality. Full review.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, and Sarah Gadon.
An unnerving psychological drama about a man who meets his physical copy, and the subsequent emotional struggle for self-identity. Full review.

Directed by Alfonso Cuaron.
Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
A visually stunning lost-in-space epic exploring survival, loneliness, and emptiness at the most primordial level. Full review.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Paul Dano. 
A harrowing child abduction drama filled with unpredictable dread, exploring human coping limits where wrong can become so right. Full review.

Directed by Bong Joon-ho.
Starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, and Ed Harris.
A dystopian and ridiculously entertaining science fiction thriller capturing the primal struggle for control between surviving haves and have-nots as the planet takes a break from sustaining life. Full review.

Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Margot Robbie.
A vivid dissection of the scummy men running the world's profit-obsessed economic system, finding wild humour where unconstrained depravity and limitless greed collide. Full review.

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