Nicolas Winding Refn earned critical acclaim and a cult following with Drive (2011), so it’s no surprise that for many Only God Forgives (2013) – which reunites the director with his former leading man Ryan Gosling – is one of the most anticipated films of 2013. Premiering at Cannes earlier this year to divisive reviews, the hype has been tempered somewhat ahead of its UK release this week, and upon watching Refn’s ultra-arthouse thriller it’s clear that many of those critiques were well-founded.
Happy new year peoples! The past 12 months have been fantastic for cinema – it was recently announced that 2012 was the highest grossing film year ever – and there are plenty of upcoming releases in the next 12 months that already have us excited. With no further ado then, here’s our picks for the top 10 must-see movies of 2013.
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