Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Best (and Worst) of 2013

By s. Wednesday, January 15, 2014 ,

Best movie: Gravity
(2. The Wolf of Wall Street 3. Blue is the Warmest Color 4. The Conjuring 5. Mud 6. Her 7. Captain Phillips 8. Blue Jasmine 9. Stoker 10. The Hunt)

Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is the perfect movie. It's a beautiful, breathtaking spectacle and the most spectacular cinematic experience I've ever had. It's a technical marvel but it has a very strong heart at the center of it - wonderful, highly relatable story of a human being with flaws and imperfections, struggling to survive and achieving just that because of the beauty and the capability of human spirit. In the world filled with so much evil, it's important to make films like that - that show us that humans can achieve wonderful things too. If only by staying alive and appreciating the very miracle of it.

Best actor: Tom Hanks as Richard Phillips in Captain Phillips

 You're not just a fisherman! You're not just a fisherman!

(2. Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club, 3.Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street 4. Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt 5. Christian Bale, American Hustle) 

Leonardo DiCaprio is fantastic and delivers his best work in The Wolf of Wall Street. Mikkelsen is incredible in The Hunt McConaughey is nearly as good as he was in Killer Joe in Dallas Buyers Club. But Hanks delivers his career best work as Richard Phillips. And when you say 'career best' about someone with career like Hanks' you should be careful. But when you see the ending to Captain Phillips' - the year's most shocking, beautiful, moving, powerful, intense and cathartic moment, I have a sneaky feeling you'll agree with me.

Best actress: Cate Blanchett as Jasmine in Blue Jasmine
There's only so many traumas a person can withstand until they take to the streets 
and start screaming. 

(2. Adele Exarchopulous, Blue is the Warmest Color 3. Sandra Bullock, Gravity 4. Vera Farmiga, The Conjuring 5. Rosario Dawson, Trance)

Over the years Cate Blanchett has given us so many wonderful, unforgettable performances. But her shaken, broken, struggling Jasmine is a whole new level of greatness. It's a difficult performance to pull off but Blanchett manages to do that with her usual grace. This is the masterclass of acting.

Best supporting actor: Jonah Hill as Donnie Azoff in The Wolf of Wall Street
Oh my God, the emperor of Fucksville came down from Fucksville to give me a pass! Hey, what are the citizens of Fucksville doing today when their emperor's gone? Is it, is it mayhem? Are people lauding and raping? What are all the little fuckheads doing while you're here? 

(2. Jonah Hill, This is the End 3. Matthew Goode, Stoker 4. Daniel Bruhl, Rush 5 .Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club 6. Tony Danza, Don Jon 7. Tom Hiddleston, Thor: The Dark World 8. Bradley Cooper, American Hustle 9. Bill Nighy, About Time)

Hill is a damn good actor. You can talk shit about him, I don't care. He is genuinely funny and even if the jokes in his comedies cross the line, he makes them work. He was my win for This is the End until I saw The Wolf of Wall Street. He was so great. DiCaprio is amazing but Hill never lets him overshadow him. From the little things he does - from the panicked look he has while he is sitting alone in the office after Brad was arrested - to explosion of comedy like his ridiculous scream during Lemmons scene, this is a wonderful performance all the way.

Best supporting actress: Sarah Paulson as Mistress Epps in 12 Years a Slave Sometimes, you have to beat it from them. 

(2. Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street 3. Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine 4. Scarlett Johansson, Don Jon 5.  Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave 6. Nicole Kidman, Stoker 7. Naomie Harris, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

This is what usually happens to me in this category. With the exception of Chastain in The Help several years back, Best Supporting Actress is always a choice of mine that biggest awards choose to ignore. And Sarah Paulson layered, nuanced work in 12 Years a Slave deserves all the praise. Months after seeing the movie the loudly applauded performances of Eijofor, Fassbender and Nyong'o are all but gone from my mind while it's Benedict Cumberbatch's wonderful performance and genuinely interesting character and Paulson's broken, bitter woman covering her heartbreak and flaws with cruelty and icy demeanor that stayed with me. Mistress Epps doesn't hate slaves. She doesn't make life unbearable for them. Unless they have the misfortune of her husband being attracted to them. We don't know much of her past but the ferocious jealousy, contempt for her husband and her life and overwhelming bitterness drive her to cruelty, much like fondness for alcohol drives her husband. And her kind of cruelty is much more interesting to watch than his.

Best director: Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity (2. Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street 3. Jeff Nichols, Mud 4. Chan-wook Park, Stoker 5. Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips 6. Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine)
Best screenplay: Gravity (2. This is the End, 3.The Wolf of Wall Street 4. Blue Jasmine 5. Mud)
Best music: Steven Price, Gravity (2. Mud 3. Stoker 4. Trance 5. Only God Forgives)
Best track: Shenzou, Gravity (2. Sister, Only God Forgives 3. Safe Now, Captain Phillips, 4. Your Friends Ain't Gonna Leave With You, Spring Breakers 5. Stealing Motor, Mud) )
Best costumes:  Oz: The Great and Powerful (2. Stoker 3. Thor: The Dark World)
Best cinematography: Gravity (2. Stoker 3. Trance 4. Prisoners 5.Mud)
Best editing: Gravity (2. Stoker 3. Mud 4. Rush 5. The Wolf of Wall Street)
Best visual effects: Gravity (2. Oz 3. Pacific Rim 4. Thor: The Dark World 5. This is the End)
Best tagline: Don't let go, Gravity
Biggest Disappointment: The Counselor (2. 12 Years a Slave 3. Man of Steel 4. Only God Forgives)
Worst Performance by an Actress: Cameron Diaz, The Counselor (2. Carey Mulligan, The Great Gatsby)
Worst Performance by an Actor:  Ryan Gosling, Only God Forgives (2. Michael Shannon, Man of Steel, 3. Hugh Jackman, Prisoners)
Most Overhyped: Prisoners (2. 12 Years a Slave)
Worst Movie of the Year: Only God Forgives (2. The Great Gatsby 3. Mama 4. Insidious 2, 5. Carrie 6. The Way Way Back)
Biggest Miscast: Chloe Grace Moretz, Carrie (2. James Franco, Oz, 3. Cameron Diaz, The Counselor)
Underrated:  Beautiful Creatures (2. Stoker 3. Trance)
Best Scene of the year: The ending of Captain Phillips (2. Fire extinguisher flight, Gravity 3. Hey Ryan, It's time to go home, Gravity 4. Lemmons scene, The Wolf of Wall Street 5. Mud sees Juniper for the last time, Mud 6. Mia kills Charlie, Stoker 7. The Exorcism, The Conjuring)

Funniest scene: The you don't cum in my place argument, This is the End (2. The Lemmons scene, The Wolf of Wall Street 3. Take your suit, take your dick and move your ass!, The Wolf of Wall Street 4. Shh. Shh. Shut the fuck up!, The Wolf of Wall Street 5. O M G Jay I'm so sorry, This is the End 6. Ryan Gosling's maniacal TAKE IT OFF, Only God Forgives 7. Loki is dead, OH THANK GOD, Thor: The Dark World, 8. The guy choking in the restaurant and Ashton trying to help, The Heat, 9. Gatsby throwing his shirts at Daisy + Tobey McGuire shaking the bowls, The Great Gatsby)
The most I cried during the movie: Gravity (2. Captain Phillips)
The most shocking scene; Michael Douglas waking Matt Damon up by giving him a hand job, Behind the Candelabra (2. Jonah Hill being raped by the demon, This is the End 3. Rosario Dawson...shaving, Trance)
Best Kiss: Adele and Emma in Blue is the Warmest Color
Best Fight: Jordan vs Donnie - BRAAAAAD, The Wolf of Wall Street (2. Ryan vs the will to give up,  Gravity 3. Emma Watson vs the guys, This is the End)
Best Chemistry: Loki and everything around him, Thor: The Dark World (2. Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode, Stoker 3. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, The Conjuring 4. George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, Gravity)
Best Quotes:  I WILL NOT DIE SOBER!, The Wolf of Wall Street (2. Of course I drink and smoke, I'm on the cleanse I'm not psychotic, This is the End 3. I get it, it's nice up here. You could just shut down all the systems, turn down all the lights, just close your eyes and tune out everyone. There's nobody up here that can hurt you. It's safe. What's the point of going on? What's the point of living? Your kid died, it doesn't get any rougher than that. It's still a matter of what you do now. If you decide to go then you just gotta get on with it. Sit back, enjoy the ride, you gotta plant both your feet on the ground and start living life. Hey, Ryan, it's time to go home, Gravity 4. Dear God, it's me, Jonah Hill... from Moneyball., This is the End 5. I'll cum wherever the fuck I want, James! I'll fuckin' cum in your kitchen, I'll cum on your fuckin' art, I'll cum anywhere I want!, This is the End 6. No more jerking off, no more water, just sit the fuck down!, This is the End 7. So you are just here coincidentally, right in the middle of all the prostitutes? The Heat)
Best Line deliveries:  Thank you, Gravity (2. I SAW YOU, ERIKA!!!, Blue Jasmine 3. Trust my rage, Thor: The Dark World 4. The fucker's got to go! GO! The fucker's gots to go!, This is the End 5. Hermione just stole all of our shit, This is the End 6, Look at all 'ma shit, Spring Breakers)
Best comedy peformance of the year: Jonah Hill, This is the End (2. James Franco, This is the End 3. Nick Offerman, We're the Millers 4. Kathryn Hahn, We're the Millers 5. Seth Rogen, This is the End 6. Danny McBride, This is the End 7. Melissa McCarthy, The Heat 8. Sandra Bullock, The Heat)
Best performance under 20 minutes of screentime: Matthew McConaughey, The Wolf of Wall Street (2. Jean Dujardin, The Wolf of Wall Street 3. Tom Hollander, About Time 4. Rob Love, Behind the Candelabra)
Sweetest scene of the year: Foster kid - now you have a  sister, The Heat (2. The ending to About Time)
Best Opening:  Gravity
Best Ending: Captain Phillips (2. Gravity 3. The  Hunt 4. This is the End 5. About Time 6. Stoker 7. Trance)
The Lisbeth Salander favorite hero award goes to: Elizabeth, Trance (2. Lorraine Warren, The Conjuring 3. Dr. Ryan Stone, Gravity)
The Joker favorite villain award goes to: Loki, Thor: The Dark World (2. Gravity, Gravity)
"I blacked out for a moment there' reaction for the hottest character of the year goes to: Loki, Tom Hiddleston, Thor: The Dark World (2. Charlie, Stoker 3. Matthew Kowalski, George Clooney, Gravity 4. Clara, Gemma Arterton, Byzantium, 5. Jean Jecques Saurel, Jean Dujardin, The Wolf of Wall Street 6. Stacker Pentecost, Idris Elba, Pacific Rim
"Am I high or did it actually happen?" question for the most ridiculous movie moment goes to:
Every scene in which the Counselor acted like the dumbest fuck in existence, The Counselor (2. The ending of Don Jon 3. The entirety of The Great Gatsby 4. Idris Elba blowing himself up in yet another summer blockbuster, Pacific Rim)

The Jar Jar binks facepalm gesture statute for the most annoying character of the year goes to: Julian in Only God Forgives.
The shirt with the scarlet H letter for the Hypocrite of the year goes to:
Guillermo Del Toro for shooting Idris Elba shirtless scenes and not featuring them in Pacific Rim (I call this - pulling Ridley Scott). If he does something like this with Hiddles in Crimson Peak I swear to God I'm sending him dogshit.
Flaming dog poo and eternal shame goes to: 1. The 'people' in the village in The Hunt (2. Adele's 'friends', Blue is the Warmest Colour 3. Whoever thought of that dog scene in Fruitvale Station)
Tree of Life bucket of coffee award for the most boring movie of the year goes to: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2 The Lone Ranger 3 The Bling Ring 4. Fruitvale Station)
Pussy Wagon travel in style award goes to: Naomi, the yacht, The Wolf of Wall Street
Tub Scene award for the hottest sexy scene of the year goes to: The Piano Duet, Stoker (2. Loki shielding Jane, Thor: The Dark World 3. Matt rescuing Ryan when she was spinning, Gravity 4. But no touching!, The Wolf of Wall Street)

Highest number of mentions:

Gravity: 25

This is the End: 19

The Wolf of Wall Street: 17

Stoker: 15
Mud: 8

Thor 2: 8

Captain Phillips: 7

2013 films I've seen:

Gravity - 99/100

The Wolf of Wall Street, 98/100 
 This is the End - 94/100

The Conjuring - 90/100
Mud - 88/100 
Her - 87/100
Captain Phillips - first watch - 85/100, over time rose to 87
Blue Jasmine - 86/100
Stoker - 85/100
The Hunt - 84/100
 Dallas Buyers Club, 82/100
Rush - 82/100
12 Years a Slave - fiirst watch - 87/100, over time knocked to 81
American Hustle - 80/100
The Heat - 78/100
Spring Breakers - 77/100
Trance - 76/100
Thor: The Dark World - 75/100
Iron Man 3 - 75/100
Lovelace - 73/100
Don Jon - 73/100
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 72/100
Byzantium - 71/100
About Time - 68/100
Evil Dead - 67/100 
The Kings of Summer - 66
Beautiful Creatures - 65/100
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - 64/100  
August: Osage County 64/100
Fruitvale Staton - 63/100
Frances Ha - 63/100
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - 59/100
The Bling Ring - 57/100
Side Effects - 56/100
Star Trek Into Darkness - 55/100
Pacific Rim - 51/100
The Butler - 50/100
Saving Mr. Banks - 49/100
The Place Beyond the Pines - 49/100
The Counselor - 48/100
We're the Millers - 47/100
Oblivion - 46/100
Prisoners - 45/100
Man of Steel - 45/100
The Call - 44/100
The World's End - 44/100
The Way, Way Back - 44/100
Insidious 2 - 43/100
Carrie - 42/100
The Lone Ranger - 40/100
Mama - 37/100
The Great Gatsby - 28/100
Only God Forgives - 21/100


  1. Excellent list as always. While I disagree w/ you on Only God Forgives. I do like the choices you've made. And I'm also glad you enjoyed The Wolf of Wall Street. Was that a prosthetic that Jonah Hill used in that party scene where he sees the Duchess?

    1. It was :) I think only Jean showed his dick and that was by accident for a split second :P

    2. If they had shown Jean's penis for more than that? What would've happened? Would you have died or pull a Jonah Hill?

    3. I wouldn't pull Hill since I'm a lady, so death is more likely :P

  2. Wow such an intense and comprehensive list! I have yet to see some of the films mentioned (hopefully I get to see The Wolf of Wall Street this weekend), but couldn't agree more with Gravity as best movie of the year (and all its other subsequent wins in the other categories).

    1. I hope you'll like Wolf, it's so much fun!

  3. You don't have to be sneaky about it. I wholeheartedly agree with you on that last scene of Captain Phillips. I mean, Wow! That was really something. He was great throughout that film but compared to that last scene, he was just trading bases. That scene is where he wrapped it up and hit it out of the ballpark. And Blanchett! Loved her as well.

    1. That ending was seriously amazing. The whole film felt like a build up to the freaking explosion of feels that scene was.

  4. Basically agrees on all gravity mention :D
    best costume should be for Gatsby, Gatsby i tell you!
    This is the end and The Wolf of Wall Street, both Jonah Hill's films, are definitely the most quotable and hilarious this year :D

    1. Eh, I guess the costumes were nice :) But I really liked all the outfits in Oz.

      Hill is freaking hilarious, the guy is amazing!

  5. Love this mega post, love all the love for Gravity, Matthew, and Leo. Honestly, I think Jonah's performance in Wolf of Wall Street is so highly underrated right now. The scene I love the most with him (besides Lemmons) is when Leo passes him the note not to incriminate himself. He shows a hint of betrayal but more upset than anything that his friend has to go through this investigation. Just re-watched This Is The End, and so many lines speak to me as the funniest like Franco's "This is place is a ****ing fortress!!!)
    Love Margot Robbie for Best Supporting Actress - I DID NOT know she was 23. Holy crap, talk about grace for such a young star.
    Great recap - puts mine to shame, honestly! :D

    1. Thank you!

      It really is, he should be getting nominated for supporting everywhere. I thought he was upset because Leo was ratting people out. I mean after all he did give the note to FBI then to save his own ass.

      Franco being so ridiculously proud of his own house was hysterical.

      It's depressing when young actresses are younger than me:D

    2. I thought it could've been a mix of both, but you might be right :)
      I'm a theatre major having not starred or even been an extra in anything, I'm majorly depressed lol

  6. Also, I must be the only person in the world who liked Tree of Life but I totally think your award named after it is the best. :)

    1. Actually I know for a fact many consider this one to be a masterpiece :)

  7. 'Gravity' is my number one as well. Best movie of 2013. Period. I had just about every emotion one could have during that film. I haven't experienced that in a while. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney ARE REAL MOVIE STARS. So many of these one-hit wonders think they are, but they aren't.

    I haven't seen 'Only God Forgives' yet, but I keep hearing it's awful. This is so disappointing considering Nicholas and Ryan's prior film, 'Drive,' which was great.

    1. Exactly. Bullock and Clooney are living legends with so much iconic work in their resumes.

      Oh God, it's so bad, even worse - it's incredibly boring.

  8. Hahaha great list!!!
    I love all the Stoker and About Time love. And I will accept the worst actor to the Gos award because I have no idea what he did last year.

    My favourites are probably best chemistry (gahhh Hiddles) and best sex scene *fans herself*

    1. Thank you!

      Damn, that was supposed to say 'sexY' scene - fixed :) Though those were so hot as if they were actual sex scenes :P

  9. Wow epic round up of the year! Still laughing at all the This is the End mentions and glad to see Only God Forgives being given the proper kicking it deserves.

  10. Great, great post. I still need to see a dozen of movies to make my bests of 2013. I think we definitely agree on Captain Phillips, maybe on Gravity and BITWC too, they most likely will make my final best list.

    Have an interesting 2014, Sati :)

    1. Thank you! I sure will - there are two movies that may end up in my top 10 of 2014 premiering in the first half of the year.

  11. I am so impatient to see Captain Phillips, Blue Jasmine and Wolf! Absolutely agree that Trance was underrated, and the shocking scene in it (...shaving), YES. I'm so glad you praised This is the End as a very funny film, because I loved it - loved the cum scene and I really love Hill, too.

    AHAHAHA - Joker Villain Award: 2. Gravity, Gravity. I'd say "Am I high or did it actually happen?" to the entire second half of Don Jon, though. Finally - Gravity as number 1 - YES. Perfect choice! Love the entire epic post and the laughs and I'll be reading and loving your blog until one of us dies. (If you stop, I'll die, so no problem there.)

    1. Oh these are all wonderful movies. Trance is crazy underrated - like, sure, it was a bit silly and required a lot of suspension of disbelief but it was very well done, well acted and entertaining.

      That whole Julianne Moore arc was just bizarre in Don Jon. I was like - is she gonna make him hot chocolate? why are they screwing? O_O so confused.

      Don't worry nobody is gonna die :D

  12. Woah... and the most awesome list award goes to Cinematic Corner. Man- I couldn't pull this off even in my dreams. In terms of agreeing, I still haven't seen Wolf (want to watch it on the big screen), Captain, 12 nor Jasmine. I haven't seen the bad ones either so I guess it's balanced.
    Your list is epic though.. Man, it seems I haven't seen almost any of these but I'm glad I got to see Stoker! It is that underrated one this year that should get more attention for sure!

    1. Thank you! :P Seeing Wolf in cinema is awesome - the audience reactions are fantastic.

      So glad you enjoyed Stoker this much. It really is a wonderful movie and probably a cult classic in the making.

  13. Entertaining read! I'll giving those tracks from soundtracks a listen today.
    My fav trailer is Wolf of Wall Street with Kanye West - Black Skinhead, I like those other ones too you shared.
    You know I didn't like The Conjuring, but we do have 6 films in common in our top 10s: Gravity, Blue is, The Hunt, Stoker, Blue Jasmine, Wolf of Wall Street. Great choices!

    1. Thanks, hope you liked them!

      That's awesome, so glad you liked those too. Such a great year for movies.

  14. Absolutely fantastic post, great work!

    I wish you wouldn't sit on the fence about Gravity though ;) Can't really disagree with most of your choices here although I haven't seen everything yet. Sad to see The Way Way Back didn't do it for you though.

    1. Thank you! :)

      Haha, God I love this film so much.

  15. While our taste was a bit different this year, I still loved Blue, The Conjuring, Her + Phillips from your top 10.

    Loved Hanks, just rewatched him in Phillips! Adele Exarchopulous was my #1 peformance of the year, what a shame she will likely miss out on a nom.

    Haha omg you have Hill in the top 2 spots, you are a legend!!! He's quickly becoming one of my favourite actors. Margot Robbie <3

    It's amazing how movies work, I had a bit of a cry in The Great Gatsby but didn't bat an eyelid in Gravity hahaha. Gotta love diversity!

    1. Hill is so awesome, this guy always makes me laugh. Margot Robbie is ridiculously hot.

  16. I'm starting to suspect that I am the only person in the world, scratch that the entire Universe, who would rank Only God Forgives as the best film of the year.

    The Conjuring, though enjoyable, really isn't all that and I don't fully understand the praise heaped upon it.

    1. Nah, there are people out there who loved this movie.

      In the world of stupid, cheap looking modern horrors The Conjuring is a gem.

  17. LOL I love this, great post! I'm so with you on Sarah Paulson, I would LOVE if she was a surprise nominee tomorrow, I thought she deserved it. I agree with so many of these categories I can't single them out. I'm glad This Is The End and Wolf of Wall Street are in there so many times.

    1. Thank you! I loved those two movies, pretty sure I'll rewatch them every year :)

  18. Hey, we post our Best/Worst list the same time, very cool, we must be kindred spirits :D

    I LOVE that we have the same #1 movie, wahoo!! We have 5 movies in common amongst the BEST films. As for the worst, I have only seen The Great Gatsby, but to me it's not THAT bad, ahah. I'm curious about The Way Way Back though, that's the only one I'm still curious to see. The rest, not a chance.

    This is a massive list, Sati, well-done girl!

    1. Thank you! There are plenty of people who liked TWWB but I was incredibly bored with it.

  19. oh my god this is hilarious and brilliant!!! Love it! Ps. I couldn't agree more with Mama and Insidious 2, two horrible films

    1. Thank you! These two sucked so bad, what a waste of the talent involved.

  20. What an epic awards post! I love seeing Gravity and Wolf get those wins/nominations, and I'm thrilled to see Trance mentioned in several categories, especially score and cinematography. I agree that it's one of the most underrated films of 2013. :)

    1. Trance was so entertaining. At the very least I think people should give it some love for technical categories.

  21. A lot of movies on your best movie list I had as well, so pretty much agree there. Hanks was stunning and probably also would be my choice. Have not checked out Blue Jasmine yet, but will soon. Looking forward to see Blanchett's performance (same with Wolf of Wall Street and 12 years a slave).

    Shame you did not enjoy Only God Forgives, but it's one of those divisive films. No love for Prisoners? Why didn't you like that one? That funniest scene from This is the End is a good pick, it was quite funny.

    Have not seen The Counselor yet, but all the bad reviews make me want to check it out.

    The dog scene in Fruitvale Station was a weird one, especially knowing that did not actually happen and was added. It just was unnecessary.

    Am shocked by your choices for most boring movie of the year though. Mind probably would be All Is Lost.

    1. I thought Prisoners was a massive Oscar bait with a very clumsy script filled with unbelievable and cheap red herrings.

      It really was unnecessary indeed. Such a shameless move to elicit a response from the audience.

      I haven't seen All is Lost yet but Smaug bored me almost to tears.

  22. Yusssssssss for the huge amount of Gravity, Jonah Hill and This is the End on this list. All of these were some of the best things of 2013. And a probably even bigger yuss for the little amount of 12 Years a Slave - I do agree with the mentions here though; Cumberbatch, Paulson and Most Over-Praised movie.

  23. Like you, I thought Tom Hanks was brilliant in Captain Philips which is why I'm so angry he was completely ignored in the Best Actor category at the Oscars! I just don't get it.

    1. I bet they thought - hey he has 2 Oscars already. But that collides with the fact they nominated Streep for one of her worse performances.

  24. Captain Phillips was one of the best movies of the year. I was so moved by it that after the ending I started crying like a little child and I wasn't the only one in the cinema.
    Until today I was certain that Tom Hanks has an Oscar in his pocket but no, no, no! He's not even nominated! All I can say is: WTF?!

    1. I'm just glad I saw it on DVD. I would have a nervous breakdown in the cinema.

      I really don't know what the hell happened.

  25. Love your Best Of picks. A solid showing of films and performances all around. Love the inclusion of Paulson as your favorite Supporting Actress. What a cruel monster she was.

    That Captain Phillips was definitely the scene of the year. No question.

    1. I really don't know what the hell were Academy members on when they were voting that Hanks ended up getting snubbed

  26. Wonderful post Sati. You've certainly put the work in here. I really must give This Is The End another chance. I turned it off after 20mins.

    1. Oh, really? Well it gets funnier after 20 mins, so I hope you'll give it another shot!

  27. I think Tom Hanks deserves all the plaudits for Captain Phillips. He was terrific and that is some of the best work he's done. Looking at when the Academy has given him the honor of Best Actor he's played a cancer sufferer and a mentally slow nice-guy named Forrest; maybe Captain Phillips needed to have a mental disorder or suffer from a terminal disease!

    1. Haha :) It's such travesty he is not nominated and Streep scored her 18th nomination for one of her worst performances lately.

  28. Excellent post, Sati! I won't be able to post mine until February. Her doesn't come out until mid Feb, and I have a feeling it's going to be one of my favourites. On a side note, I'm seeing Wolf tomorrow - finally!
    Glad Gravity is your favourite film, its still mine too. Love your supporting actress win, I thought Paulson was excellent.
    I wasn't that big on Hanks, but it was one of his better performances.
    Of course, I love your best actress win. Blanchett was exceptional, one of the best performances I've seen in years.
    Glad to see Nick Offerman and Kathryn Hahn on there too, they were the best part of that shitty film.

    Again, great post!

    1. Oh, yey, hope you liked Wolf!

      I love Offerman and Hahn is so funny. I firmly believe they should be in every comedy.

  29. Good stuff here! Love the overall presentation of your awards. Nice to see The Wolf of Wall Street ranked so high, same with This Is the End's # of mentions. You've got me more intrigued about Blue Is the Warmest Color, too.

    Also, major props for putting Mama near the very bottom. That was such an awful, awful film.

    1. Blue is the Warmest is very good, but it's quite long. I loved it, but it's divisive film.

      Mama was a freaking disgrace.

  30. Great post! I am always behind, since I wait for things to come out on DVD. I am definitely looking forward to Gravity, Blue Jasmine, and Blue is the Warmest Color.

    1. Gravity is wonderful but it's really something to see on big screen.

  31. Hi Sati,

    Curious as to what it was about Only God Forgives that you didn't like?


    1. Pretty much everything except for music and cinematography. It was boring, ridiculous and I wasn't interested in any of the characters.

  32. 12 Years A Slave was disappointing? I must have watched a different film!!

    1. Yes, CLEARLY your opinion is the only valid one and those who don't agree must have seen another movie.

  33. I'm surprised you didn't mention Catching Fire for anything really. And no review either! I'd really like to know what you though about it. Even 15 lines would suffice.