REEL WOMEN: OUR FAVORITE FEMALE-DRIVEN FILMS AND PERFORMANCES OF 2013

It’s that time of the year: time for top 10 lists, time to start gearing up for awards season, and picking the contenders and ensuring we shout their names in all caps from behind our laptops, and a time for critics to champion our favorite movies and performances — which is why I think it’s time to take a look back at my favorite female-centric (and gender politic-centric) films and female performances of 2013.

While this isn’t a rundown of the top 10 best, it is a compilation of some of my favorite films and female performances from 2013 that have been relevant to the mission of this column: films that have a strong female presence or focus on the realistic complexity of women, stories that explore gender politics, and actresses who give powerful and honest performances…

Check out the ten trailers and ten women on the list on REEL WOMEN: OUR FAVORITE FEMALE-DRIVEN FILMS AND PERFORMANCES OF 2013originally found on Screen Crush.