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The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2013 - Part 1

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by The Playlist Staff
January 2, 2013 11:58 AM
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Most Anticipated 2013

So here we are in 2013. We survived the Mayan apocalypse, and we've made it to the year in which both Kevin Costner's disaster epic "The Postman" and sub-standard John Carpenter sequel "Escape To L.A." were set. And after a strong 2012, which contained some of the most anticipated movies in recent memory, from blockbusters like "Prometheus," "The Avengers," and "The Dark Knight Rises" to new films from Paul Thomas Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Kathryn Bigelow, among many others, you might imagine that 2013 would be something of a step down.

But one look at the release calendar for the coming twelve months will reveal that that's far from the case, which is why we've gone to the almost exorbitant number of 100 picks (no really, there's a lot of good stuff coming down the pike). Sure, there's also all kinds of dreck on the way, but the cinematic landscape for 2013 looks enormously exciting, from $200 million blockbusters to tiny indie pictures. For the rest of this week and next, we're going to round some of them up, starting today with the 50 films we're most looking forward to out of everything (many with more of a dramatic bent) followed with another 50 tomorrow (with more of a genre/escapist leaning). If you don't see a personal favorite, don't fret just yet, as it's entirely possible that it'll crop up in the next few days (here's our Most Anticipated Films Of 2013 Part 2, if you're just landing on this feature today). BTW, here's all our Most Anticipated 2013 coverage with several features closely looking at several types of movies coming out this year. Let us know what you're anticipating in the comments section. Here they are in alphabetical order.

“A Most Wanted Man”
Synopsis: Adapted from the book by John Le Carré (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”), this espionage thriller centers on an uneducated and destitute ex-prisoner who illegally arrives in Hamburg and gets caught up in the international war on terror.
What You Need To Know: Photographer-turned-filmmaker Anton Corbijn has only made two features and he’s already been threatening to retire, but thankfully, he has at least one more picture to add to his CV. The moody anti-thriller “The American" was overlooked in 2010, but it was grippingly taut and striking, so a tense espionage thriller could also be an incredible exercise in tone. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright and “Inglourious Basterds" actor Daniel Brühl, it’s actually relatively unknown Russian actor Grigoriy Dobrygin who plays the lead role of Issa Karpov, but the movie as a whole should be a complex ensemble piece.
Release Date: TBD, but the 2013 fall film festival circuit feels like a likely place to find distribution (rumors that Focus Features have acquired it are false).

August: Osage County
"August: Osage County"
Synopsis: An eccentric, troubled Oklahoma family have to confront their past after their patriarch goes missing.
What You Need To Know: It might seem like Oscar bait on the surface, with The Weinstein Company and George Clooney backing an award-winning literary piece of material, and with Meryl Streep heading up a starry, much-lauded cast including Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, Sam Shepard and Margo Martindale. But don't mistake this for "The Iron Lady" -- this is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by "Killer Joe" author Tracy Letts, a pretty spectacular piece of work, closer to an epic blend of Arthur Miller and Greek tragedy than some simple, easy awards bait. As such, it should be great to see that cast (which also includes Juliette Lewis and Dermot Mulroney) deal with some of the best material they've ever had, although it could end up being a bruising sit, as the play ran around three hours. The question mark here is director John Wells, a TV veteran (who ran "E.R." and "The West Wing," among others) who made his film debut a few years back with "The Company Men," a decent, but hardly transcendent piece of work. Hopefully he can raise his cinematic game this time around.
Release Date: TBD, but certainly in the fall, probably with a November or December limited release widening once it gets closer to the Oscars.

Before Midnight
“Before Midnight”
Synopsis:  Now in their forties, Celine and Jesse meet nine years after their last rendezvous in France, this time in Greece.
What You Need To Know: Almost two decades have passed since their first encounter on a train bound for Vienna, but Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke are clearly enamored with the romantic duo of Celine and Jesse, first introduced in “Before Sunrise” in 1995. The trio earn the best misdirection award of 2012 -- earlier in the year, all three of them in separate interviews gave the, “who knows?” answer (though Hawke kind of gave up the ghost) when quizzed about a third picture in this would-be trilogy, but by September they had shot the entire thing in secret. While it’s been called a type of conclusion to this will-they or won’t-they romance, Linklater himself has suggested that the picture doesn’t end on so much of a definitive note that they couldn’t do another one if they wanted.
Release Date: TBD, but the picture will premiere at Sundance in January.

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“Behind The Candelabra”
Synopsis: Based on an autobiographical novel of the same name, the picture is a behind-the-scenes look at the tempestuous relationship between legendary entertainer Liberace and Scott Thorson, his younger lover.
What You Need To Know: While it will premiere on HBO, “Behind The Candelabra” will be officially Steven Soderbergh’s final feature-length effort before he exiles himself into a retirement/sabbatical or whatever you want to call it, so as such, it seemed more than worthy of inclusion here. In the works for several years, the picture stars Michael Douglas as the famed singer, Matt Damon as his young lover Scott Thorson, and co-stars Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula and Paul Reiser. ‘Candelabra’ was also written by Richard LaGravenese (“The Fisher King,” “The Ref”), and in another piece of finality, features the last written score by the late composer Marvin Hamlisch.
Release Date: Summer 2013 on HBO with a likely Cannes Film Festival premiere beforehand in May.

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“Bling Ring”
Synopsis: A group of teenagers obsessed with fashion and fame burglarize the homes of celebrities in Los Angeles.
What You Need To Know: Based on a true story about teenagers that robbed the likes of Paris Hilton and more to the total tune of about $3 million in cash and belongings, what starts out as youthful fun spins out of control, and if the script is anything to go by, reveals a sobering view of our modern culture of celebrity, luxury-brand obsession and entitlement. Another disaffected youth story, writer/director Sofia Coppola at least seems to have adapted one with a more concrete beginning, middle and end than usual. The picture stars Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Taissa Farmiga, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Julian, and Georgia Rock, and it will be interesting to see what kind of tone the film takes given that Coppola’s last effort, “Somewhere,” was her most opaque to date. Also notable as the final film of great, late director of photography Harris Savides.
Release Date: TBD. "Marie Antoinette" premiered at Cannes, and "Somewhere" premiered at Venice, so either fest could be feasible points of entry for "Bling Ring."

Blood Ties
“Blood Ties”
Synopsis: Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
What You Need To Know: The French are obsessed with director James Gray, so naturally, writer/director/actor Guillaume Canet (“Little White Lies”) tapped Gray to help him write the screenplay of what sounds very much like a James Gray film (one could argue it sounds like the premise of “We Own The Night”). He’s downplayed his involvement, but regardless, Canet has an intriguing-sounding story and a stellar cast, which includes Clive Owen, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard, James Caan, Billy Crudup, Matthias Schoenaerts, Lili Taylor and more to boot. What’s not to look forward to? Canet is mostly known in the U.S. as an actor or Marion Cotillard’s baby daddy, but anyone who saw the overlooked and taut 2006 thriller “Tell No One” knows he’s akin to the Gallic version of Ben Affleck -- an actor who has bloomed into a terrific director (maybe not so coincidentally, Affleck's been trying to remake Canet's film).
Release Date: TBD. But the French love their own so a Cannes 2013 bow is very possible.

Breathe In
"Breathe In"
Synopsis: A happily married New York City music teacher is drawn to a young British foreign exchange student.
What You Need To Know: Between 2010's "Douchebag" and 2011's breakout "Like Crazy," youthful director Drake Doremus has virtually become part of the furniture at Sundance in recent years. And he's back in 2013 with "Breathe In," a drama the prolific filmmaker had already completed photography on before "Like Crazy" was even in theaters. Reuniting him with the ludicrously talented star of the latter, Felicity Jones, it also sees the always-welcome Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan getting involved too, in a film that uses the same semi-improvised process that Doremus has made good use of in the past. But it's not just business as usual; word is that Doremus is using a more classical, handheld-free aesthetic, which should be interesting to see. "Like Crazy," for all its beautiful flaws, certainly made us keen to see more from the director, so this is certainly high on our list for Park City and beyond.
Release Date: First screens at Sundance on January 19th, a release date will surely follow from there.

Captain Phillips
“Captain Phillips”
Synopsis: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.
What You Need To Know: True-life stories are the bread and butter of director Paul Greengrass (the second and third ‘Bourne’ films) and screenwriter Billy Ray (“State Of Play,” “Shattered Glass”). So perhaps this will be a kind of dramatically rendered cinema verite? Tom Hanks stars as the titular Captain, and the film also features Catherine Keener and “Not Fade Away” star John Magaro, but other than that, the film is heavy on character actors and light on names. We presume it’s mostly a one-hander for Hanks, and it’ll be interesting to see how his everyman, likable style works with Greengrass’ handheld-y, naturalistic method. We're also keen to see whether Greengrass has dared to switch-up that aesthetic gleaned from his years as a documentary filmmaker.
Release Date: October 11, 2013

Closed Circuit
"Closed Circuit"
Synopsis: A former couple, both lawyers, end up on the same side of a controversial terrorist trial.
What You Need To Know: Once tipped to be a major A-lister, Eric Bana is in need of a bit of a bounce these days, as films like "Funny People" and "Deadfall" haven't quite cemented him as the star he once showed promise to become. But if he has a good chance at a comeback, this might be it, as it's a promising-sounding thriller for grown-ups in which the Australian actor stars alongside the always-worth-the-price-of-admission Rebecca Hall. The script comes from Steven Knight, who between "Dirty Pretty Things" and "Eastern Promises" has become a reliable name in adult thrillers. John Crowley (the undervalued "Boy A") directs, while Jim Broadbent, Ciaran Hinds, and the excellent Riz Ahmed, as the terrorist on trial, are all among the supporting cast. The premise, while still mostly under wraps, suggests it could be a button-pushing, of-the-moment kind of picture. But with Focus Features setting an August release date, is it the next "Constant Gardener"? Or the next "The Debt"?
Release Date: August 28, 2013, presumably limited at first before rolling out wider.

“The Counselor”
Synopsis: A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
What You Need To Know: "The Counselor" has an impressive talent call sheet around it, but it starts out with celebrated author Cormac McCarthy (“The Road,” “Blood Meridian”) who penned his first original screenplay with this story. Ridley Scott quickly snatched it up and dropped it into production with a cast that stars Michael Fassbender as the lawyer and a supporting cast that includes Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Rosie Perez and John Leguizamo. Diaz is said to have a crucial antagonist role, and at the very least we might be seeing her in a very new light. Pitt plays the heavy, but evidently his role is a small one. Scott's been nominated three times for a Best Director Oscar and never won. And while “The Counselor” isn’t quite Oscar bait, if he pulls it off, it might be the closest he’s come to a nomination since “Gladiator.”
Release Date: TBD, but likely the fall.

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56 Comments

  • Tom | January 29, 2013 10:51 AMReply

    Surely Denzel will go for the hattrick and make a film about a boat that can't slow down?

    This mock on the Irish porn industry's the best thing I've seen so far this year;

    youtube.com/watch?v=oTvCp88IQ_c

  • Marko | January 17, 2013 3:10 PMReply

    Great list. My 50+ picks: http://recordinglivefromsomewhere.com/2013/01/17/recording-live-from-somewheres-most-anticipated-films-of-2013/

  • Vanessa | January 10, 2013 10:29 AMReply

    No love for The Falling a.k.a Serena starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, it should be impressive, it is also directed by Susanne Biers. It has oscars written all over it!

  • The Playlist | January 10, 2013 11:16 AM

    Serena can be found here:
    http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/30-indie-foreign-films-were-looking-forward-to-in-2013-20130107

    2o films from 2013 we've already seen are here: http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/20-films-coming-out-in-2013-that-weve-already-seen-20130108

  • RoyalTenenbaum | January 8, 2013 12:55 PMReply

    "True-life stories are the bread and butter of director Paul Greengrass (the second and third ‘Bourne’ films)" - These aren't examples of true-life stories he's directed.

  • Sketch | January 7, 2013 4:08 PMReply

    If 3 of these movies are - finally - worth seeing, I'll be surprised. And grateful.

  • Oliver Lyttelton | January 7, 2013 4:38 PM

    What a joyless life you lead.

  • Demme | January 7, 2013 2:55 PMReply

    I disagree "The Life Aquatic" was much better than "The Darjeeling Limited" TDL was very slow at times, as TLA with Bill Murray I couldn't take my eyes off of it, one of my favs.

  • Matt | January 5, 2013 5:24 AMReply

    Reading that the writer of this article thinks that "Moonrise Kingdom" was Wes Anderson's best since "Rushmore" made me about spit my soda all over my laptop. Moonrise Kingdom is Wes Anderson's best since "Fantastic Mr. Fox," as far as I'm concerned, which was the best since "Darjeeling Limited." Frankly, the only film of Anderson's career that "Moonrise Kingdom" is actually better than is "The Life Aquatic."

  • wes | January 4, 2013 1:27 PMReply

    Post Tenenbras Lux by Carlos Reygadas?

  • Roger | January 4, 2013 12:41 PMReply

    Wow, you were truly fast with that (fixed). Thanks

  • Roger | January 4, 2013 12:33 PMReply

    You provided a link for part 2, but it redirects to part 1. Where is the second part?

  • Drian | January 4, 2013 11:56 AMReply

    Tim Burton is said to release the sequel of Beetlejuice (1988) in 2013, according to Wikipedia. To me, easily one of the most anticipated films this year.

  • Nick | January 3, 2013 3:07 PMReply

    Where is Zal Batmanglij's "The East"? Didn't you guys give "Sound of My Voice" an "A"?

  • Kris | January 3, 2013 11:03 PM

    I was wondering the same thing? Where is East?

  • Connor | January 3, 2013 1:39 PMReply

    So glad this is finally out as I have been anticipating this feature for a while now. Thanks Playlist.

  • t-rex | January 3, 2013 12:09 PMReply

    wolf of wall street , foxcatcher, nebraska should all be oscar contenders but i bet that o'rusell's abscam project will be the showstoper

  • Nadir Ahmed | January 3, 2013 11:15 AMReply

    Im also looking forward to Louis Letteriers "Now You See Me" about a group of magicians who rob banks during there show. It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffulo, Michael Caine and Woody Harrelson. Great Cast, Great Premise, looking forward to it

  • james | January 3, 2013 8:03 AMReply

    Great article. It always seems that there's going to be far too many exciting and brilliant films to see... never quite works out that way. Excellent overview though.

  • Cruella | January 3, 2013 7:09 AMReply

    many films sound great on paper. But whether they turnout good on film is a whole different matter. All the stars need to align.

  • Aix | January 3, 2013 6:14 AMReply

    To be fair to Condon, no-one can save that Twilight sh*t!

  • concerned citizen kane | January 2, 2013 10:52 PMReply

    what about They Came Together? David Wain's spoof of a rom-com with Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd. Spiritual sequel to Wet Hot American Summer?

  • JOHN | January 2, 2013 10:30 PMReply

    I dig the under-the-radar stuff (you know, the films that should actually be playing in "independent" film festivals and reviewed by "indie"wire) and this micro-indie feature called "There Are No Goodbyes" looks ambitious and beautiful: http://ThereAreNoGoodbyes.com

  • Harris | January 2, 2013 7:44 PMReply

    How about Frances Ha and jOBS?

  • The Playlist | January 3, 2013 2:54 AM

    There's even an indie section coming. You'll have to look for it soon.

  • BD | January 2, 2013 6:23 PMReply

    The closest Ridley Scott might come to an Oscar nod since Gladiator?

    He was nominated the following year for Black Hawk Down!

  • Genadijus | January 2, 2013 4:22 PMReply

    My TOP10 of the most anticipated movies:
    1. Lowlife
    2. Inside Llewyn Davis
    3. Only Lovers Left Alive
    4. The Place Beyond the Pines
    5. Only God Forgives
    6. Twelve Years a Slave
    7. Gravity
    8. The Grandmasters
    9. The Wolf of Wall Street
    10. Oldboy

  • Darvy Joe | January 2, 2013 4:15 PMReply

    "With "Moonrise Kingdom" proving to be the director's best since "Rushmore," expectations couldn't be much higher for this one." Huh? Cuz it's not like The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic weren't better than Rushmore, or that Moonrise Kingdom wasn't as good as either...

  • Will John | January 3, 2013 5:48 PM

    Life Aquatic is my favorite of his movies.......

  • oh hell no | January 3, 2013 2:53 AM

    Life Aquatic better than Rushmore? Laughable.

  • John | January 2, 2013 4:11 PMReply

    "...note how [You Are Here's topic] seems fairly similar to another debut film from a famous television impresario who revealed himself to be COMPLETELY TONE DEAF to cinematic storytelling. That was “Not Fade Away” from David Chase, and Chase’s “The Sopranos” was a FAR BETTER show than “Mad Men,” leading one to imagine just exactly how this story could get away from Weiner." Fixed your typography

  • 4567 | January 2, 2013 3:53 PMReply

    "[James Grey] should be considered among the contemporary greats, but has failed to be completely recognized among the PTAs and Finchers" I have a bone to pick with that. There's a reason he isn't considered among the contemporary greats: his films aren't as good. I have immense respect for him, he's clearly talented and sharp, but I don't know by what measure he can be called a great filmmaker. Little Odessa was a decent debut, but far from Reservoir Dogs or Hard Eight as far as masterful debuts go. The Yards was fine, but when compared -- as a sophomore feature -- to Boogie Nights or Pulp Fiction or Seven, it doesn't mark an increase in ambition and skill in the same way. Especially after 5 years, it left something to be desired. We Own the Night was ambitious and well intentioned, but ultimately failed to achieve the Godfather-like epic tone and scale it strove for. Compare to Magnolia or Zodiac or Inglourious Basterds (I'm using PTA, Fincher, and Tarantino as roughly contemporaneous exemplary peers) as a historical/criminal panorama, and can you honestly say it doesn't fall far short? Two Lovers is his most thoroughly successful, but it's a minor film, small scale. It feels like a great, gorgeous debut from a youngish filmmaker, or a great entry in a film-a-year style filmography like Woody Allen's, or a victory lap (like Punch-Drunk Love) after nailing it back to back a few times. I'm honestly curious how The Playlist staff feels that Grey, after having had 15+ years to prove himself, and only emerging with four interesting but non-masterpiece pictures, deserves the same status as PTA, who's never made anything close to middling movie, has made from two to four masterpieces, depending on your perspective, and, at 27, made one of the best movies of the 90s? Even if, reasonably, you think Two Lovers was one of the best movies of the 2000s, better than There Will Be Blood (insane, but surely some think so), by what measure, considering his entire filmography, does he even come close to approaching his peers (PTA, Fincher, Tarantino, etc) in accomplishment? You'd have to contend that The Yards is as good as Pulp Fiction and Boogie Nights and Seven and The Game (it may be as good as the latter two, just not as impressive), that Little Odessa is great, on par or better than Hard Eight and Reservoir Dogs and other great 90s debuts, and that We Own the Night is as exceptional as Magnolia or Zodiac. And, really, you're really stretching it if you're making those contentions. And don't give me "You can't compare" because you can and you have to if you're going to contend that he's as good as these guys

  • Joey C | January 3, 2013 5:47 PM

    Wasn't We Own the Night Coppola/Mann lite, and The Yards and Little Odessa just 'eh' early-Scorsese? Two Lovers is pretty 'original,' if we're seriously going to pretend that means something or matters, and I'm looking forward to Nightingale, but honestly? You think LO, TY, and WOTN are better than Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia? Little Odessa? Really? I can understand liking the 'idea' of the man better than PTA (if you just aren't into PTA, sure, that's fair), but do you really think those first two movies are anything but 'pretty good'? It's all subjective, but to say LO and TY aren't just barely above average moody crime pics (ie neither original or self-consciously unoriginal) while PTA's heavy referentiality equates to a 'bad' unoriginality is beyond me. At least be honest and just say you don't like PTA. Because original isn't really a superlative that makes sense when talking about Grey's work

  • Rodrigo | January 3, 2013 2:56 AM

    It's all subjective isn't it cause he's better than those guys in my mind. Certainly more original than the first half of PTA's career that's for sure.

  • cory everett | January 2, 2013 5:16 PM

    I'm looking forward to "Lowlife" but this is true.

  • bohmer | January 2, 2013 3:32 PMReply

    "Chase’s "The Sopranos" was a far better show than "Mad Men"; that's like your opinion man. (edit)

  • bohmer | January 2, 2013 3:31 PMReply

    "Chase’s “The Sopranos” was a far better show than “Mad Men”; that's like your opinion man.

  • Alex | January 2, 2013 3:27 PMReply

    Great list but you forgot Untitled Terrence Malick Project, The Two Faces of January and Upstream Color!

  • The Playlist | January 2, 2013 4:32 PM

    It's doubtful that both Malick films will arrive this year. Upstream Color... look for it in another anticipated list.

  • bohmer | January 2, 2013 3:35 PM

    I agree for Upstream Color.

  • bohmer | January 2, 2013 3:34 PM

    I agree for Upstream Color.

  • S | January 2, 2013 2:47 PMReply

    Empire State is starring Liam Hemsworth and not his brother Chris...

  • cirkusfolk | January 2, 2013 2:15 PMReply

    Seeing as Mary Poppins is in my top five fav films of all time I am looking forward to Saving Mr. Banks starring Tom Hanks (Dec. 20). Not on list.

  • cirkusfolk | January 2, 2013 2:13 PMReply

    So you have a couple films on the list by foreign directors making their first English language films (Snowpiercer, Stoker)...so my question is, how many English debuts by respected foreigners have been let downs? I know there's a bunch but can't think of them all.

    Mimic - Guillermo Del Toro
    Alien Resurrection - Jean-Pierre Jeunet
    Once Around - Lasse Hallstrom
    Hard Target - John Woo

    Then of course The Last Stand by Jee-woon Kim is about to be released and looks horrible.

  • Liz | January 2, 2013 3:56 PM

    It has its defenders, but Wong Kar-Wai's "My Blueberry Nights" wasn't exactly a critical favorite upon release.

  • Lucas | January 2, 2013 2:12 PMReply

    No Farhadi's The Past? Or are you doing a separate entry for foreign films?

  • emma | January 2, 2013 1:58 PMReply

    I can't wait to see Low Life, The Place behond the pines, Only God Forgives

  • TB | January 2, 2013 1:58 PMReply

    Quick fact-fixes: 'Wolf of Wall Street' isn't Scorsese's first time shooting digital (Hugo was digital 3D), and Wes Anderson had 4 movies in 00s (you forgot The Royal Tenenbaums in 2001). Incredible write-up. These are my favorite features

  • Michelle | January 2, 2013 1:58 PMReply

    Kill your Darlings is my most anticipated film of 2013, but that does not appear to be on the list. I also want to see stoker, Place beyond the pines, Gravity, the great Gastby and a few others..

  • Glass | January 2, 2013 1:26 PMReply

    Nebraska gets +1000 Tumblr points for also starring Devin Ratray - Buzz from Home Alone

  • Candid | January 2, 2013 1:22 PMReply

    Super excited for The Double, Her, I'm So Excited, Inside Llewyn Davis, Labor Day, Only God Forgives, The Place Beyond The Pines, Side Effects, and Stoker... But thought Like Crazy was one of the most overrated, self-indulgent dull films I have ever seen and understand why his next feature is on this list (since playlist was one of the raters) but disappointed it is! Also would have been nice to see Caught In Flight or Filth actually included instead of just mentioned.

  • DG | January 2, 2013 12:49 PMReply

    Goog god that's a lot of good movies. I don't even know where to start but only God Forgives, Her, Place Beyond the Pines, Only Lovers Left Alive, Under the Skin, Gravity, Lowlife, all have caught my eye. Honestly almost every one on this list looks good tho

  • Ade | January 2, 2013 12:39 PMReply

    Nice overview, I'm particulary excited about Trance, Under the Skin, Only God Forgives, The Counselor, To the Wonder, Her.

  • Piotr | January 2, 2013 12:28 PMReply

    The graphic novel has been described as efejreosrekore. WTF does that mean?

  • The Playlist | January 2, 2013 1:11 PM

    Writer drunk. Editors still hung over. We're launching a full-blown investigation, but knowing [redacted writer's name] it has something to do with cocaine (fixed. seriously, not sure what he was going for there other than TK).

  • Seanna | January 2, 2013 12:17 PMReply

    Killer. Definitive as usual. I can't wait to sink my teeth into this. Nice work as always, Playlist.

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