It was a pretty killer year at the movie theaters. Lots of great movies to see, with a particularly stacked final round in these recent months.

DVDTalk.com has done their annual round-up of the best discs of the year. It's a pretty eclectic batch. I voted and wrote the blurbs for Before Midnight and Criterion's Pierre Etaix collection.

I also voted in the Online Film Critics Society year-end poll. Not all of my top picks landed, but I can actually get behind all the #1 picks.

Finally, no new theatrical reviews for me this week. Post-Xmas dead zone. But, if you live in Portland, check out the interesting "Production/Distribution" festival getting underway at the NW Film Center. Here is my Oregonian write-up of the first quartet of selections.

Current Soundtrack: The Lumineers, "Stubborn Love;" Palma Violet, "We Found Love" [more from my Spotify 2013 list]