Who has time to waste on a bad movie? In this quick and informative guide, critic Chris Barsanti ("Filmology: A Movie-a-Day Guide to the Movies You Need to Know") runs down the 25 movies from 2013 you should seek out—and the 5 worst you should avoid at all costs. This guide to the year in movies also includes Best-Of lists, Honorable Mentions, and DVD reviews.
Inside you will find indelible dramas ("Gravity," "12 Years a Slave," "August: Osage County"), hilarious comedies ("Blue Jasmine," "Much Ado About Nothing," "This Is the End"), foreign films ("The Hunt," "War Witch"), idiosyncratic indies ("The Canyons," "Upstream Color"), and riveting documentaries ("Stories We Tell," "Let the Fire Burn"). "Eyes Wide Open: 2013" covers it all.
About the author:
Chris Barsanti is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, New York Film Critics Online, and the Online Film Critics Society. His opinions (negative, positive, indeterminate, indiscriminate, and frequently foolhardy) have been published in The Chicago Tribune, Playboy, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Film Racket , PopMatters, Film Journal International, Publishers Weekly, The Barnes & Noble Review, Kirkus Reviews, The Millions, The Chicago Reader, and elsewhere. He is the author of "Filmology: A Movie-a-Day Guide to the Movies You Need to Know" (Adams Media) and the "Eyes Wide Open" film guide series.