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Best & Worst of 2013

It’s that time of the year: the end. For those of you who are still following The Gibson Review on Facebook, it also means it’s time for my annual best and worst of the year lists.

Now, as is the case every year, I was only able to catch up with half of the 60 worthwhile films that came out this year. I’ve still yet to catch All is Lost, Blue Jasmine, Don Jon, Fruitvale Station, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now, You’re Next, as well as majority of December’s releases like Inside Llewyn Davis and The Wolf of Wall Street, among many others. So, take this list with a pinch of salt, as it might change a bit. But there’s no point in releasing a best of the year list in March, now is there?

I usually look for trends and noteworthy aspects of the year in film. However, there weren’t many recurring trends in 2013, save for two: racism and the economic struggle. For whatever reason, racial politics were prevalent in the cinema this year with 12 Years a Slave, 42