Category Archives: The Best of 2013

The best films of the year 2013 – well, in my humble opinion! To qualify they have to have their first cinematic release in the UK in 2013. This is not a chart, they simply appear in the order of date posted.

THE BURFORD TOP 10S: THE FUNNIEST FILMS OF THE LAST FEW YEARS

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After recently having the deep misfortune of watching the abysmal Dumb and Dumber To it served as yet another depressing and infuriating reminder that so much mainstream comedy simply is not very good anymore; Okay so maybe now I am … Continue reading

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KISS THE WATER (Eric Steel, 2013)

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Genre: Documentary In her desolate cottage in Northern Scotland Megan Boyd used to make fishing flies, though looking like delicately put together works of art, they were also lethal for catching salmon. Her name became something almost mythical as people … Continue reading

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THE MISSING PICTURE (Rithy Panh, 2013)

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Starring: Randal Douc Genre: Documentary Rithy Panh tells the story of his personal traumatic childhood experience of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge and its horrific regime between 1975 and 1979 in which millions of the country’s residents died, including all of Panh’s … Continue reading

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MISTER JOHN (Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy, 2013)

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  Starring: Aidan Gillen, Zoe Tay, Claire Keelan Genre: Drama After the death of his brother, Gerry Devine (Gillen) leaves behind his troubled life and marriage in London to travel to Singapore for his brother’s funeral. There he grows closer … Continue reading

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METRO MANILA (Sean Ellis, 2013)

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Starring: Jake Macapagal, Althea Vega, John Arcilla Genre: Drama/ Thriller/ World Cinema Struggling to survive from what they earn from the farmland, Oscar Ramirez (Macapagal) and his family travel to the metropolis of Manila to seek work and a better … Continue reading

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BLACKFISH (Gabriela Cowperthwaite, 2013)

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Starring: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg Genre: Documentary Tilikum is a 12,000 lbs. Orca captured from the wild when young for use at the popular SeaWorld parks and has been directly responsible for the deaths of 3 trainers during his … Continue reading

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NEBRASKA (Alexander Payne, 2013)

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Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb Genre: Drama Woody Grant (Dern) is an alcoholic, elderly and seemingly senile old man who after receiving a letter that is obviously a complete scam, firmly believes that he has won $1million. The … Continue reading

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