End of the year, etc.

by Mr. Nobel

Ho ho ho, once again, it’s time for end of the year superlatives season. Because of how my section works, I didn’t get a chance to see all of the films allegedly competitive on these lists. The top films list, then, will be subject to change as I finally get around to watching All is Lost, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, etc.

Top 10 films:

  1. Leviathan (96)
  2. Inside Llewyn Davis
  3. The Wolf of Wall Street
  4. Post Tenebras Lux
  5. All is Lost
  6. Gravity
  7. Blue is the Warmest Color
  8. The Past
  9. Prince Avalanche
  10. To the Wonder (81)

Top 10 games:

  1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  2. Papers, Please
  3. Gunpoint
  4. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  5. Ridiculous Fishing
  6. Capsule
  7. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  8. Device 6
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Beyond: Two Souls*

* – Not a great game by any usual standard (the writing is appalling, gameplay fundamentally broken), but Beyond: Two Souls is so unabashedly idiotic and bugfuck insane that its mad zeal makes up for a lot of its shortcomings.

Best Picture predictions (for the kids) *updated Jan 12:

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • Wolf of Wall Street