So it's that time for the year again. Here's a run down of my favourite films of the year - bearing in mind that I didn't see
all the best film 'contenders'
Back to basics and some much more - ticked all the Bond boxes and looked brilliant.
9. Margin Call
Taught, thriller(ish) filled with moral ambiguity and great performances
Moving Spanish animated feature
set in an old peoples' home
7. The Imposter
Almost unbelievable documentary about a man pretending to be something he's not...
6. The Descendants
Excellent, slightly low key drama - wonderfully put together
Brilliant stop motion combining 80s adventure with 70s horror, great humour and fantastic animation
A fantastic story that manages
to perfectly balance drama, tension and humour
3. The Raid
Makes you wish all martial arts movies were as good as this
2. Moonrise Kingdom
Fantastic, charming, funny Wes Anderson flick.
1. Martha Marcy May Marlene
Creepy, haunting, extraordinary story of
life in a cult - outstanding performance from Elizabeth Olsen.
A few special mentions in the following categories:
In the 'Not As Bad As They Say' category...
John Carter of Mars
In the 'Every Bit As Bad As They' Say...
The Man with the Iron Fists
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
and finally in the 'Not As Good as They Say' category...
Here's to a good film year 2013 - see you on the other side with more doodles!
Aidan is an Academy Award watching director and animator, he makes images move for money and often, pleasure.
He enjoys moonlight, Marmite and musical works of William Shatner.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and doesn't usually refer to himself in the third person.