There are lots of ways to make an end-of-year movies list. For Film.com senior editor David Ehrlich, the way to do it is in a video montage, with highlights from all the year’s best films.
Ehrlich started doing these cinematic countdowns in 2011—here are his montages for 2012 and 2011—and I’ve come to look forward to them each year (along with Matt Shapiro’s Cinemascape). You may not agree with all the choices, of course. But as the table-setting opening montage suggests, it’s just as much about highlighting the look and sound of the movies in 2013. (All the music is drawn from this year’s films and listed at the end.) Any cinephile is liable to watch it and be reminded of just how much they love the movies.
As Film.com suggests, it’s worth watching full-screen, with good speakers or a good pair of headphones.
TODAY IN SLATE
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Photos of the Crowds That Took Over NYC for the People’s Climate March
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.