Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top Films - 2013

Here is my list for the best films of 2013.  There are still some films I have not seen that I will probably add to the list.


The Wolf of Wall Street, Dir. Martin Scorsese


American Hustle, Dir. David O. Russell



Before Midnight, Dir. Richard Linklater


Inside Llewyn Davis, Dir. Joel and Ethan Coen



Ender's Game, Dir. Gavin Hood


Francis Ha, Dir. Noah Baumbach


Gravity, Dir. Alfonso Curan



Captain Phillips, Dir. Paul Greengrass


 Iron Man 3, Dir. Shane Black


Not Fade Away, Dir. David Chase



 
Prisoners, Dir. Denis Villeneuve



The Bling Ring, Dir. Sofia Coppola


Out of The Furnace, Dir. Scott Cooper

Mud, Dir. Jeff Nichols

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Top Books - 2013

As posted last year, my yearly list entails books from different genres and periods of time. This was my first year teaching which tremendously cut down on my reading time, so I had to mix up fiction and non-fiction just to generate a top ten list. Here is my list of great books read for 2013 - no particular order. . . .  

The Year of the Flood (2009) by Margaret Atwood

A Visit from the Goon Squad (2002) by Jennifer Egan

The Tommyknockers (1987) by Stephen King

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho (1990) by Stephen Rebello

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) by Oscar Wilde


The Ice Storm (1994) by Rick Moody


Garden State (1992) by Rick Moody

Alone Together (2011) by Sherry Turkle


Talked to Death (1987) by Stephen Singular


The Gunslinger The Dark Tower I (1992) by Stephen King