The following 20 movies were my favorite in 2013.
1) Her - Spike Jonze
The thing I love most about Her is that it’s a rom-com. It’s simple and romantic and sweet and probably one of the most beautiful films I’ve ever seen. It’s optimistic and non-judgmental and a perfect movie. It’s nice…
by Christopher Runyon
As has always been the case, I wasn’t able to go to the Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah this year; able only, like so many of us, to fawn over social media, tweets, and reviews of festival films that are worth seeing as I gently caress my computer screen whilst softly whispering “Some day…”
Personal fantasies aside, there’s still something somewhat exciting about following the Sundance hype-cycle from an outsider’s perspective, viewing which movies got the best reviews, which films sounded the most original, which discoveries were made of exciting new talents, and how it all will play out in the future as each film begins to release for the public.
Keep in mind that this list is strictly an “in the moment” thing, and will most likely change as more information is released regarding all of the films released at Sundance. Who knows if a film I’ve never heard of suddenly releases a trailer two months from now that makes me more ecstatic than any of the films on this list. Only time will tell. So without further ado, these are the films I’m currently most anticipating from this year’s Sundance lineup, based solely on plot descriptions, the talent involved, and the general hype that surrounds them.