And what's more, in 2013 you didn't have to trek to the theater to see the giant movies. Countless films that I missed screening I could just watch on iTunes or On Demand -- on the same weekend. This is how I saw things like Ryan Gosling's violent, misunderstood thriller "Only God Forgives" or the terrific documentary on George A. Romero's zombie classic, "Birth of the Living Dead."
While there were a handful of lightning rod movies that people couldn't stop talking (or writing) about, for every "12 Years a Slave" there were 12 other equally interesting movies that fell through the cracks. In the spirit of end-of-the-year completion, I offer up ten of the very best movies of the year... that you probably didn't see. Most are on home video or on demand now, or will be quite shortly.