The 5 Most Underrated Films of 2013 so far
1. The Spectacular Now– Though it was a Sundance hit, the buzz has quieted down during subsequent film festivals for this one. Give it a few weeks though and the champions of it like myself will begin coming back to push it towards a platform release.
2. Don Jon– Up until the trailer hit a few weeks ago, most folks seemed to have forgotten about this flick. Not everyone at Sundance loved Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, but a lot of people did, including me. It’s going to be a cult favorite at the very least, mark my words.
3. Short Term 12– There’s a vocal group of my colleagues championing this indie movie, but the general public has no idea it exists. That’s just because it hasn’t ramped up a campaign yet, but when it does more and more people will begin to understand that something special is hitting indie theaters this summer.
4. The Pretty One– It didn’t seem to make any headlines besides my rave at Tribeca, but this was the highlight of that fest in my eyes. Kazan is brilliant and the story itself is told in a very unique way. I hope it gets more than a cursory 2013 release, since it deserves better than that.
5. World War Z– This film should have been awful, and yet…somehow it turned out to be rather good. I really liked the score, the tense atmosphere, and even the reworked ending. Brad Pitt looked to have a disaster on his hands, but instead he’s got a hit. Go figure.