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Tarantino Picks ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ ‘Gravity’ & ‘Lone Ranger’ Among Top Films of Year

Quentin Tarantino knows what he likes, even if his fans aren’t always so sure.

Case in point: The Django Unchained director posted his Top 10 films of 2013 (so far) over the weekend, a list that isn’t likely to mirror the majority of critics’ end-of-the-year round-ups. Check out his picks, in alphabetical order:

1. Afternoon Delight (Jill Soloway)
2. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
3. Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
4. The Conjuring (James Wan)
5. Drinking Buddies (Joe Swanberg)
6. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
7. Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
8. Kick-Ass 2 (Jeff Wadlow)
9. The Lone Ranger (Gore Verbinski)
10. This Is The End (Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg)

Films like Gravity, Before Midnight and Blue Jasmine aren’t likely to raise many eyebrows. Lone Ranger is a bit of a shock, however, as is Kick-Ass 2, even though it scored a positive review around these parts. Keep in mind that the year is far from over; with films like Ridley Scott’s The Counselor and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa on the way, Tarantino’s final list is still up for grabs.


  • BoilingMan

    I think he’s lost touch with the common folk.

  • Cruz

    Or reality…

  • James

    Yeah, because his work has always been about the “common folk” and appealing to the masses.

  • Sonny Crockett

    As a film-maker….he creates great stuff. As a common fan of films, we differ greatly….LOL

  • James Hendry

    I dont watch movies anymore. they suck.

  • stephenmonteith

    “Gravity” was a pretty standard disaster flick narrative with stunning visuals. “Lone Ranger” was definitely underrated, but I doubt I’d put it in my top ten. As for “Kick-Ass 2″, just doesn’t live up to the original. Classic Sequel Syndrome.