This was a great year of ~feels~ in cinema. I spent much of my theater time with my stomach in knots—either in emotional agony or in belly laughs. I can’t recall another recent year in film that was nearly as visceral. These are the 13 (*or so) films that simultaneously firmed up and busted my gut.
*As yet unseen, but presumable additions: Her, The Wolf of Wall Street
12/26 Update: Wolf does not belong on this list. Failed to live up to Scorsepectations. What a DiCappointment.