Hap’s favorite films of 2013: No one standout, but lots of winners

As the year comes to a close and moviegoers start thinking of awards, there is no clear favorite for the Best Picture Oscar, but a general acknowledgement that 2013 has seen several first-rate films, from major studio releases (Gravity) to small independent movies (Nebraska). From the over-praised (American Hustle) to the underappreciated (Stories We Tell) to superb biographical films hard to sit through (12 Years a Slave) and sublimely fictional (“Inside Llewyn Davis).