The Lone Ranger was a substantial bomb, and one of Disney's biggest financial disasters, released this past summer and starring Johnny Depp as Tonto. As it makes its way to Blu-ray on December 17, its getting a little extra publicity push thanks to acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino, who has called the movie one of 2013's best. (Now you want to watch it, huh?)

Quentin plans to publish a list of his top ten 2013 films via The Quentin Tarantino Archives at the end of the year. In honor of the Government Shutdown, he has decided to get a jump start on the list, publishing his top ten for the year thus far. The movies are listed in alphabetical order, not by which one he likes the best. And as we have three more months to go, and tons of Oscar bait to get through, this list could drastically change come January 1.

Take a look at the director's Top Ten of 2013 so far...

1 Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

It's nine am. You've just dropped your kid off at school. Pick-up is at four. No one knows where you are, and no one needs you. So what now? Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable, yet tightly coiled, thirty-something steeped in the creative class of Los Angeles's bohemian, affluent Silver Lake neighborhood. Everything looks just right-chic modernist home, successful husband, adorable child and hipster wardrobe. But when she visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and gets a private dance from McKenna, something cracks open. Rachel returns to the scene of the dance to get to know McKenna, and soon after, adopt her as a live-in nanny. This bold move unleashes unimagined and colorful waves of change into Rachel's life, marriage and community.

What do you think of his choices? Is the man crazy? Or does he know good cinema when he sees it?

B. Alan Orange