New Year’s Eve gives me a chance to look back on 2013 as a whole and with that glance 2013 was strong for television and film. This year Breaking Bad concluded with a perfect run of episodes, Richard Linklater’s Jesse and Celine trilogy ended with a bang, John Oliver successfully helmed The Daily Show during Jon Stewart’s hiatus, Joel and Ethan Coen made one of their best movies with Inside Llewyn Davis, Netflix became the next big thing in television industry, and Martin Scorsese returned to his roots in The Wolf of Wall Street. And that’s only just scratching the surface. Sure there were misfires (the disastrous final season of Dexter and A Good Day To Die Hard being two prime examples), but the last 365 days have been exceptional for both the big and small screen.
Closing this post, I’d like to thank my readers. I started Cinematic in mid-2011 with little intention to just talk about film and over the past two and a half years this site has grown much bigger than I imagined. I’m hoping for big plans in 2014 (I’ll be writing up a top 10 list of 2013 in February or March and hope to re-continue features like “A Reconsideration”) and I’m certain that my blog will keep growing.