By Indiewire | Indiewire December 31, 2013 at 11:10AM
From the work of Steve McQueen, Lars Von Trier and Sofia Coppola to the
inspirations of Julian Assange, Linda Lovelace and David Sedaris (not
to mention double doses of on-screen magic from Tilda Swinton and Ryan
Gosling), here are the 50 films from 2013 that
Indiewire's staff was most excited to see.
Following the record-breaking opening of the female-led (although not female-directed) "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the New York Film Academy decided to take a closer look at women in film and what, if any advancements women are making in film both onscreen and behind-the-scenes-- and create an infographic based on their findings.
We recently highlighted the 11 Best Picture Oscar Winners now streaming on Netflix, but we decided that documentaries deserved a list of their own.
Here are SeaWorld's eight assertions and the filmmakers'
response to them. Though the situation is clearly complicated, the
filmmakers rightly point out that the film often does portray some of the perspectives addressed in SeaWorld's assertions.
The following titles made the cut not only because they're each outstanding achievements on many levels, but also because of their collective balance. As a whole, they paint a vivid picture of the movies in all their transformative capabilities: Whether dealing with major historical issues or intimate ones, blurring the boundaries between truth and fiction, assuming traditional narrative structures or demolishing them, conveying sadness or humor or some combination of both, they're never less than thoughtful, engaging works of art.