A strange thing happened in 2013 at the movies: We tried new things.
Oh, sure, there were still more sequels than you could shake an unoriginal stick at, but moviegoers also gave never-before-seen astronauts, women cops, prehistoric families, and fake families a chance.
I, of course, didn’t see every movie released in 2013 (I’m only human). I juggled several of my own film projects, and many awards-fodder releases haven’t opened in Wichita yet (such as “Inside Llewyn Davis” or “August: Osage County,” both slated to open here in January).
With that in mind, here are my 10 best films of 2013: