It has been a while since I updated this blog, as I’ve focused on other writing that has taken me away from adding reviews here, but I couldn’t not come back for my favorite films of 2013 on the eve of the Oscars, when we put a period at the end of the long run-on sentence that was the year in movies.
I’ve seen 73 films released theatrically in 2013. I eventually may see more, but for now I think these were the best among them.
Dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski
(1994, R, 91 min)
★ ★ ½
White follows the story of a Polish sad-sack emasculated by his French wife and forced to smuggle himself back home, where he rebuilds his life. It’s the second film in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors trilogy, but in tone it bears little resemblance to the previous film, Blue, and I don’t think it’s as successful either. Instead of tragedy it delivers black comedy, and instead of depth it stays mostly superficial.