Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 in Review!

Favorite Films Released in 2013
10. Fill the Void (Burshtein)
9. Inside Llewyn Davis (Coens)
8. This is Not a Film (Panahi)
7. Leviathan (Castaing-Taylor & Paravel)
6. Side Effects (Soderbergh)
5. Computer Chess (Bujalski)
4. Spring Breakers (Korine)
3. Before Midnight (Linklater)
2. Her (Jonze)
1. Stories We Tell (Polley)

HMs: Short Term 12, Beyond the Hills, Amour, Blancanieves

Favorite Films 1st Seen in 2013
And the Pursuit of Happiness (Malle) 1986
I Killed My Mother (Dolan) 2009
the Lovers on the Bridge (Carax) 1991
Sherman's March(McElwee) 1985

5-Star Books Read in 2013
the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Chabon
Americanah - Adichie
Black Power - Carmichael
the Changeling - Williams
City of Thieves - Benioff
Concrete - Bernhard
Homesick: New and Selected Stories - Berlin
the Last Samurai - DeWitt
Leaving the Atocha Station - Lerner
Purple Hibiscus - Adichie
Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 - Reynolds
Speedboat - Adler

Misc. Top 10 2013
10. Having all students that have been at my school longer than me graduate
9. High School Girl Reunion
8. Tomato Jam
7. Impromptu Santa Cruz trip complete with surprise Gin Blossoms concert
6. Twin Peaks Party
5. Camping, specifically John reading the interpretative descriptions for hiking
4. Tule Elk in the Fog
3. the Clock by Christian Marclay
2. Barcelona and floating around in the Mediterranean Sea
1. Spirit Quest a.) Death Valley b.) Travertine Hot Springs c.) Solo pool time in Ridgecrest

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