Best Movies & Music of 2013

I know I've been trying to keep things all spiritual here on the blog, but it's the end of the year, and I really love end-of-year lists. So today I'm posting lists of my favorite movies and music from 2013. Later this week I'll post a list of my favorite books, and things will go back to the spiritual stuff.

My favorite film of the year is Inside Llewyn Davis. I'm a huge fan of the Coen brothers, and I had been waiting for this film all year. It is beautiful, haunting, and poetic. I knew by the end of the first scene that I was watching something special.

So here are my Top 5 movies of 2013-


1. Inside Llewyn Davis

2. The Way Way Back

3. 12 Years a Slave

4. Mud

5. Sound City

Honorable Mentions: Philomena, Captain Phillips, Fruitvale Station, and Blackfish


And now, the best music of the year-

Top 5 Albums of 2013-

1. The Wild Feathers.  by The Wild Feathers

2. Stories Don't End.  by Dawes

3. The Civil Wars.  by The Civil Wars

4. Southeastern.  by Jason Isbell

5. Trouble Will Find Me.  by The National

Honorable Mentions: Mutual Friends by Boy, All the Time We Had by Ivan & Alyosha, and Kids Raising Kids by Kopecky Family Band. Also, the soundtrack to Inside Llewyn Davis.


What about you? What were some of your favorite movies and music of the past year?