SHANE BOYLE”S FAVORITE FILMS OF 2013
The Stanford University Lecturer Lists His Favorites
By Shane Boyle
Not to be confused with The Wolf of Wall Street.
Remember when Amy Poehler joked that 12 Years a Slave changed her mind about slavery and Hollywood laughed uncomfortably?
A cautionary tale of what would happen if student debt suddenly didn’t exist.
The credits thank the Oakland Police Department. As the audience I saw it with shouted: “Fuck that.”
The conclusion to Ulrich Seidl’s trilogy is another reminder that no one can discomfit us quite like an Austrian.
Of all the movies last year that followed clandestine cells (eg. The East, The Company You Keep, Now You See Me), The Bling Ring had the best politics.
In a world where high-waisted wool trousers have replaced skinny jeans, Warby Parker remains in style.
8. All Is Lost
Robinson Crusoe vs. a shipping container—spoiler alert: the shipping container wins.
9. The Purge
Of course Orange County would welcome The Hunger Games with open arms.
10. Le Capital
What Costa-Gavras delivered with Le Capital wasn’t quite Assault on Wall Street, but whatever.
Shane Boyle is a lecturer at Stanford University.
Written and Compiled by Shane Boyle
Photography Courtesy of Phase 4 Films
Design by Mina Darius
Film Still from Assault on Wall Street, Photography Courtesy of Phase 4 Films