First off, Happy Holidays from all of us here at RapDose.
We hope you’re enjoying the new layout for the site. We here believe in quality within our content, constantly looking for the very best yet original methods to effectively satisfy the viewers. That said, we’re excited to provide this years 2013 RapDose Wrap Up but first, a treat. In true yearly Wrap Up fashion, a friend of mine and Vevo‘s own Erik Abriss has provided his listing of the best and worst films of the year. Being the movie aficionado he is, it’s quite the honor to have him here providing his perspective for us. Thanks Erik and to the readers, enjoy!
2013 was one hell of a year for movies. Every stripe of film flourished, with documentaries, indie productions and major studio releases having a marquee year, both critically and commercially. The viewing public was inundated with stellar (and predictably some not-so-stellar) releases that for the first time in recent memory, quality wasn’t trumped by quantity. Quantity was still overwhelming, however. And for that reason alone, many movies that deserved to make this list didn’t. I fought with myself while sequencing this list, and some of my favorites are unfortunately absent. From excellent genre pics like the Evil Dead remake, the massive-in-scope The Place Beyond the Pines, Woody Allen’s brilliant Blue Jasmine, the gut wrenching documentary Blackfish, to the movies I just didn’t manage to see in time (American Hustle, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), there are some glaring omissions, but that will inevitably happen when condensing a list down to ten choices.
And with that being said, here are my selections for Best Films of 2013.