Midsummer Fervour – vote for the best films of 2013 so far!
They had your curiosity. But which films now deserve our attention?
The movie world is very predictable. As everybody gets towards the end of the year, film fans, bloggers and critics all rush to vote for the finest films of the past 12 months. Hollywood, canny buggers the lot of them, flood the final quarter with their perceived big hitters – lo and behold, those top ten lists skew significantly towards the tail-end of the year.
The result is that great films released in the first half of the year – from summer blockbusters to esoteric art-house fare – tend to get forgotten. Which is why for the past two years towards the end of June, Kinnemaniac has polled film lovers for their picks of the past six months only.
The 2011 and 2012 polls threw up numerous surprises, not least a communal love of whimsy, with Richard Ayoade’s Submarine and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom winning their respective years. Neither film really made an impression come the year-end surveys, which kinda proves the value of putting the spotlight on them in June.
So here’s your chance to shout about the best of the year so far. If it was released in UK cinemas between 1st January and 30th June, it’s eligible for this poll. As in previous years, you can vote for up to 5 films.
Please comment below and we’ll tot up the results on 1st July.