Here’s where I write about how hard it is to draw up a ten-best list at the end of the year. Except it isn’t: I think of drawing up a list as an honor and a necessity, a way of putting twelve months of movie-going into some sort of perspective ― if not necessarily into any semblance of order ― before moving on to the next. Beyond the first three or four titles, the order is mutable. How do you rank a comedy against a drama that moved you deeply, or a documentary that challenged or delighted you? It’s impossible, so I don’t sweat it. And this is, of course, a very personal and thus idiosyncratic list of eleven movies. The main thing is to take stock of the movies worth caring about, and 2013 brought plenty of choices. Here are the... More >>>