2013 was a year spent, for the most part, not going to the cinema and instead exchanging Vimeo links amongst peers, trading films over dropbox, and conferring with Tumblr users on the images that resonated with me, or–us– most. Offline, my friends and I had our own great cinema party: we shot a movie we could call our own, and when we weren’t shooting we looked towards some of the films below for their wisdom on this great praxis.

Big love to the friends– old and new, online and off– who I was lucky enough to watch, make, and talk about movies with this year. 



Time is the Sun (Isiah Medina)
La última película (Raya Martin & Mark Peranson)
American Hustle (David O. Russell)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)
ィ・ファンド・ラヴ& In a Hopeless Place (Douglas Dixon-Barker)
he didn’t call his painting anything (Alexandre Galmard)
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
Exit Elena (Nathan Silver)
Traveling Light (Gina Telaroli)
The Great Cinema Party + How to Disappear Completely (Raya Martin)
The Lords of Salem (Rob Zombie)


The O.C. (created by Josh Schwartz, directed by many, 2003 - 2007)
Landscape Suicide (James Benning, 1987)
India: Matri Bhumi (Roberto Rossellini, 1959)
Melvin & Howard (Jonathan Demme, 1980)
The Big Mouth (Jerry Lewis, 1967)
Which Way to the Front? (Jerry Lewis, 1970)
Hardly Working (Jerry Lewis, 1980)
Où gît votre sourire enfoui ? (Pedro Costa, Thierry Lounas, 2001)
Thunderbolt & Lightfoot (Michael Cimino, 1974)
Princess Margaret Blvd. (Kazik Radwanski, 2008)
Woman Waiting (Antoine Bourges, 2010)

Breezy (Clint Eastwood, 1973)
Every Which Way but Loose (James Fargo ((& Eastwood?)), 1978)
Honkytonk Man (Clint Eastwood, 1982)
Tightrope (Richard Tuggle, Clint Eastwood, 1984)
Heartbreak Ridge (Clint Eastwood, 1986)
White Hunter Black Heart (Clint Eastwood, 1990)
A Perfect World (Clint Eastwood, 1993)
Absolute Power (Clint Eastwood, 1997)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Clint Eastwood, 1997)
True Crime (Clint Eastwood, 1999)
Space Cowboys (Clint Eastwood, 2000)
Changeling (Clint Eastwood, 2008)



88:88, Adieu au langage, Pompeii, For Life. Not pictured: Jersey Boys, Welcome to New York.

Kurt Walker is a filmmaker living in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is currently in post-production on his first feature.