Update: Due to popular demand, I created a new poll that includes The Place Beyond the Pines. So go ahead and revote!
We’ve just about reached the halfway point of 2013, which of course means that it’s time for a midterm evaluation of this year’s cinematic offerings. Since a lot of the Oscar-calibre films tend to come later in the year, this is a particularly good chance to highlight some of the noteworthy genre flicks and interesting indies that might end up getting overshadowed by the time December rolls around. But that’s not to say that a few summer blockbusters shouldn’t enter into the discussion as well. My general feeling is that there haven’t been a ton of stand out films so far, but perhaps some of you will disagree. What do you think is the best movie of 2013 so far? Cast your vote in this week’s poll and feel free to discuss your personal favourites via the comments below.