As predicted last year, my top 10 has been heavily influenced by my trip to Fantastic Fest in September with four films breaking into the list from that particular event. Admittedly, I have missed a lot of hyped releases this year and won’t get chance to catch up now until 2014, but it’s still a pretty solid top 10.
Not a great year in terms of volume for me, averaging roughly 20 movies a month. That meant I had to be very careful with my viewings. And aside from the occasional side-step – Nukie and Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut – I managed to see some pretty great older movies.
The top 3 were so hard to separate as nothing I have seen this year has stuck with me more than these three movies. I could watch either of them again right now. In fact, I find these almost impossible to compile in order past the first 5 or 10, so don’t pay too much attention to the numbers as you go down. And there were far too many honourable mentions to list. Yes, even more than I already have.
I am fortunate each year to avoid bad movie experiences, and am always very careful with what content I allow my eyes and ears to soak up. I guess having a huge watch-list means I am never short of solid options, but some will always catch me off guard.
Like last year, I actually struggled to compile 10 movies for this list, and so Percy Jackson was a late addition, but one I did not really enjoy, despite being a huge fan of the first. I guess you could call this a bottom 9 list.
I was roped into catching the Metallica ‘film’ at Fantastic Fest, believing it had some sort of narrative. It did not. It’s a Metallica concert video, nothing more. I fell asleep five times during this shower of shit, constantly fighting the urge to rest my head on Eric Vespe’s shoulder throughout. Can I even class it as a movie? Maybe the worst experience is better. I am doing so anyway.
And I so wanted either Septic Man or Evil Dead to remain at the number 1 spot too…
I only wish I had the time or effort to go into each selection with greater detail.