Veteran filmmaker John Waters might be semi-retired from directing. After all, the 67-year-old filmmaker last stepped behind the camera in 2004 for A Dirty Shame. Still, Waters continued to make his shock presence felt throughout the film landscape as an actor (Seed of Chucky), a narrator (In the Land of Merry Misfits) and documentary subject (This Film Is Not Yet Rated).
Waters also continued to work as film journalist contributing his Top Ten Film list to Artforum magazine. Waters chose Harmony Korine’s sexy crime drama Spring Breakers, starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine as college girls who turn into thieves over spring break, as his favorite film of 2013. According to Deadline, Waters clearly distinguished his Top Ten List from all others by slotting Spring Breakers into the top spot.
Other films that made the Waters Top Ten include the documentaries After Tiller and Blackfish, the Woody Allen comedy Blue Jasmine and the Pedro Almodóvar comedy I’m So Excited.
Waters also wrapped some acting roles in two indie movies; the horror movie Mugworth and the horror comedy Suburban Gothic.