The beautiful thing about movies are that, ultimately, they’re subjective. Some people love watching explosions in Transformers while others are willing to dismiss faults of movies like The Dark Knight Rises or Man of Steel.
It really is down to you and what you want from a movie that determines whether it’s one of your favorites or not. And hey, it’s also down to when and where you saw the movie and how it relates to who you are and what stage of your life you’re at.
Keep that all in mind as you look at Quentin Tarantino’s favorite movies of 2013, provided below by Tarantino.info:
Afternoon Delight (Jill Soloway)
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
The Conjuring (James Wan)
Drinking Buddies (Joe Swanberg)
Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
Kick Ass 2 (Jeff Wadlow)
The Lone Ranger (Gore Verbinski)
This Is The End (Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg)
There are some good movies here! Before Midnight is one of the best reviewed films of the year, The Conjuring is the best horror films in years, Gravity is amazing, This Is The End is hilarious, Blue Jasmine is one of the good Woody Allen movies, and I’ve heard wonderful things about Frances Ha and Drinking Buddies.
That leaves two question marks: Kick-Ass 2 and The Lone Ranger. They are, however, easily answerable. Kick-Ass 2 seems like a superhero movie Tarantino would make. It has cathartic violence and is over-the-top fun. The Lone Ranger, despite everything else, is a movie about myth making and references westerns like crazy. As we know, Tarantino loves him some western.
So I can understand these. Is Tarantino dumb for including The Lone Ranger and Kick-Ass 2? No, of course not. The guy is responsible for some of the best movies of the last 30 years and is an absolute genius and a film nerd. I’m sure there are many of you who have movies you like that aren’t widely accepted as good movies.
So keep on keeping on, Tarantino. And please, make us another movie. [Tarantino.info]