Best of 2013 Halfway Through The Year

It’s that time of year again where I give my brief thoughts on all the films I’ve seen halfway through the year in the traditional categories of best films, performances and scenes, along with stating what my most anticipated films for the rest of the year are, all of this based on the UK release dates for films so expect to see some films in the lists that you would have seen in best of lists from the end of last year. Let’s start these multiple lists off with:
Most Anticipated:
10. Closed Circuit
9.  Don Jon
8. Runner, Runner
7. Thor: The Dark World
6. Gravity
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
4. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
3. Elysium
2. Kick-Ass 2
1. The World’s End

Since the release dates for The Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years A Slave, Inside Llewyn Davis and Monuments Men are set for 2014 in the UK, they unfortunately cannot be included in this list.

Best Scenes:
10. The Rope – A Field In England
9. Kirk and Spock Confronting Khan – Star Trek Into Darkness
8. The New Orleans Show – Now You See Me
7. Beatrice and Benedick Overhearing – Much Ado About Nothing
6. The Vote – Lincoln
5. The Heist – Trance
4. The Pub – Cloud Atlas
3. Barrel of Monkeys – Iron Man 3
2. The Smallville Fight – Man of Steel
1. The Dinner – Django Unchained

Best Performances:
10. Rosario Dawson – Trance
9. Ellen Page – The East
8. Michael Smiley – A Field In England
7. Benedict Cumberbatch – Star Trek Into Darkness
6. Amy Acker – Much Ado About Nothing
5. Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
4. Michael Douglas – Behind The Candelabra
3. Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
2. Michael Shannon – The Iceman
1. Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

Order of Films I’ve Seen so Far:
20. Les Miserables – 2/5
19. A Field In England – 2.5/5
18. The Iceman – 3.5/5
17. The Spirit of ’45 – 3.5/5
16. Wreck It Ralph – 4/5
15. Man of Steel – 4/5
14. Hitchcock – 4/5
13. Now You See Me – 4/5
12. Oz: The Great and Powerful – 4/5
11. Star Trek Into Darkness – 4.5/5
10. Iron Man 3 – 4.5/5
9. Behind The Candelabra – 5/5
8. Zero Dark Thirty – 5/5
7. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God – 5/5
6. Trance – 5/5
5. Much Ado About Nothing – 5/5
4. Lincoln – 5/5
3. The East – 5/5
2. Django Unchained – 5/5
1. Cloud Atlas – 5/5

So those are my thoughts halfway through the year, hopefully more great films will be released in the next few months for me to have a great choice for the end of the year.
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