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Best Of 2013: The Breakout Directors Of The Year

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • November 27, 2013 5:20 PM
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Best of 2013: The Breakout Directors Of The Year
Every year, film buffs get themselves in a lather over the latest from their favorite experienced directors. The calendar is marked for the next Spielberg, I’ll be there opening day for Scorsese’s latest, I am all about Spike Lee, etc. But the real pleasure in being a film fan is stumbling upon the undiscovered, lifting a rock and uncovering a new talent, a new voice, with a brand new vocabulary for us to learn. The Scorsese films will be there for us to discover and rediscover whenever we want. In 2013, however, there was only one Shaka King picture, there was only one Lake Bell joint.

'The Glass Castle' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Lands 'Short Term 12' Director Destin Cretton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2013 8:59 PM
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Destin Cretton 'The Glass Castle' Jennifer Lawrence
If you've been around this blog, you might've heard about a little film called "Short Term 12." It's one that we've already named one of The Best Films Of The Year...So Far, and in addition to putting Brie Larson into the awards season conversation early on (while she won't get into the Oscars, the Indie Spirits are calling her name) it firmly marked the arrival of director Destin Cretton. Last year's "I Am Not A Hipster" director made the waves that he surfed on in 2013 with the raw "Short Term 12," and how he's getting a bigger board to ride on.

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