Top30 Favorite Film Discoveries of 2013

5. Mind Game

First thought when watching this: What the f*ck am I watching?


4. Hey Ram

This epic of a movie is nearly 4-hours long and has no musical sequences, making it a very VERY dense movie about a man who loses his friend and his lover in the midst of political and religious turmoil. But what a journey of forgiveness and redemption amidst the violence and hatred.

Thank you, Rani, for having this in your filmography and introducing me early to Kamal Hassan. [1]

3. Red Sorghum

Another Zhang Yimou movie I had been postponing, but this time for lack of time. Plus, older Zhang material tends to be more emotionally draining, so I knew I had to be on the right mindset to absorb the artistry behind this. It’s an amazing film… oh, who am I kidding? I love tragedy embellished by lush visuals such as the ones provided by Zhang.

Fictional tragedy gives me a sense of thankfulness for having the boring life that I lead.

WARNING: Spoiler heavy.


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

6 Responses

  1. Jenna says:

    Yay! Magadheera! :D

  2. Jenna says:

    Great list, and yes, very Indian film heavy. But there are a lot of good films on that list! I see a few on there from other countries I have to check out now. :)

    • amy says:

      @Jenna, except for both the titles in Spanish, everything else is quite easy to find with subtitles. I’m actually surprised Maria Felix films are so hard to find.

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