Quentin Tarantino’s Top 10 Movies Of 2013 (so Far)

Josh Radnor

Juno Temple [L] and Kathryn Hahn [R] In ‘Afternoon Delight’ He passed on devising a list last year, owing to Django Unchained, though in 2011 Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris – a wonderful movie that actually went onto win Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars – topped Quentin’s list, edging out Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the excellent Moneyball, with Brad Pitt. Tarantino threw in a couple of curveballs with X-Men: First Class, The Skin I Live In, Attack The Block and Warrior. In 2010, the filmmaker’s list – headed by the near-perfect Toy Story 3 – was pretty damn good. It featured David Fincher’s The Social Network, the gripping Animal Kingdom, indie-drama I Am Love, True Grit, the criminally underrated The Town, Ben Stiller’s Greenberg, Cyrus and Enter the Void. Though the cinematic year isn’t over year, and most of the assumed Oscar contenders (American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Wolf of Wall Street) are yet to be released – Quentin’s people have posted his Top 10 on fan-site The Quentin Tarantino Archives. So….drum roll please. Quentin Tarantino’s favorite movie of 2013 so far is…Afternoon Delight. You know…Afternoon Delight? It’s a comedy-drama written by Jill Soloway, who won the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival back in January. Josh Radnor Stars Alongside Hahn in ‘Afternoon Delight’ Though Cate Blanchett has the Oscar for Best Actress tied up, this quirky flick features one of the best female lead performances of the year from Kathryn Hahn, who plays Rachel, the quick-witted stay-at-home mom in a sexless marriage. Frustrated with the realities of preschool auctions and a career that’s gone kaput, Rachel visits a strips club to spice up her marriage and meets McKenna (Juno Temple), a stripper she adopts as her live-in nanny. The movie has a curious rating of 59% on Rotten Tomatoes, though many of the big hitters – we’re talking the Washington Post, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly – have offered hugely positive reviews. Next up on Tarantino’s list is Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight , which is absolutely one of the best reviewed movies of the year.

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