Friday, 28 February 2014

The 2013 Cinema Touch Awards - PICTURE

Julien Faddoul

5. The Unspeakable Act
For an honest and conversant movie with a forbidden infrastructure. It's poignancy was unsurpassed this year and, like Rohmer, it will continue to breathe for a long, long time.

4. Gravity
For a presentation of bravura techniques and tranquil replications that beguiled the senses and made one feel lucky to be alive, if for no other reason than to see movies like this.

3. No
For a such delicious piece to decipher. A satire of the media that can be interpreted in many ways and, like A Face in the Crowd and Network before it, will only grow greater with age.

2. Before Midnight
For one of the greatest portraits of kinship entangled ever committed to film. Our lives are not our own; we share them with everyone else and that, at its most essential, is love.

1. The Wind Rises
For one of the most honest movies ever made, and maybe the greatest cinematic bemoan to the exploitation of beauty. Made by the world's greatest living filmmaker and the greatest animator we've ever known, The Wind Rises is why I go to the movies. As long as we are graced with the beauty of the cinema, the wind will always be rising and we must try to live.

My Top Ten

6. The Wolf of Wall Street
7. Wolf Children
8. Frances Ha
9. 12 Years a Slave
10. Drug War

Honorable Mentions (Alphabetical)

The Act of Killing
From Up on Poppy Hill
Call Me Kuchu
The Croods
I’m So Excited
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Place Beyond the Pines
Stories We Tell

Films I'm Sad to Have Missed

After Tiller
At Berkeley
Beautiful Creatures
Chicken with Plumes
Cutie and the Boxer
Ernest & Celestine
Europa Report
Fill the Void
Ginger & Rosa
It’s a Disaster
The Kings of Summer
Narco Cultura
New World
Our Children
Something in the Air

Films I'm REALLY Sad to Have Missed

A Touch of Sin

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