So it was inevitable that I was going to publish a list like this, so without further ado here is my ten favourite films, in order, of 2013:
Snubbed by Hollywood for apparently being too gay this touching and hilarious Liberace biopic premiered on HBO therefore denying both Michael Douglas and Matt Damon for Oscar nominations. It got a cinema release here in the UK and I loved it.
An obvious choice that will be in everyone’s end of year lists, this sci-fi thriller was a cinematic phenomenon reminding us all what we should expect from the big screen. To all those people who pirated the film online, as they couldn’t be bothered to pay to see it: you missed something special.
An understated documentary that gave an insight into the terrible AIDS virus of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. A heartbreaking and brilliant film about the power of people in the face of government prejudice – it was released in a year where LGBT rights are expanding at an amazing rate in the West, but there is still so much work to do. A humanizing and important film.