My viewing experiences in 2013 were tied ever more closely to studio release schedules, a consequence of the work that I am happy to do, yet I'm grateful for the occasional opportunity to attend film festivals, and to write about movies that are not stuffed into multiplexes, thanks to the good graces of my fellow editors here at ScreenAnarchy, as well as my editors at Movies.com, Fandango, and Famous Monsters of Filmland.
Here are my most enjoyable viewing experiences of the year, a combination of the film / TV series and the venue. Click through to see all my picks and commentary, then share your own!
I began writing for ScreenAnarchy in October 2005 as a festival correspondent at AFI Fest and never expected that it would turn into anything more. Eight years later, I'm still here, and for the past two years, I've had the privilege of serving as managing editor for an expanding outfit that features more than 40 talented contributors from around the world.
In those eight years, I've learned a great deal about a great many 'strange little movies,' many of which I've later seen at home, and enjoyed / appreciated fully. My greatest joy continues to be found in movie theaters, though, no matter how frustrating it can be, what with the breakdown of civilization evident among audiences and all.