Sunday, September 29, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Review: Prisoners (2013)

Gyllenhaal and Jackman give excellent performances.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Produced by Kira Davis, Broderick Johnson, Adam Kolbrenner and Andrew A. Kosove
Written by Aaron Guzikowski
Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

First Favorite Films of Each Year: Part 2

Still one of my favorites.

Most of these original favorites I saw before the age of 10, so there are a lot of Disney titles. This post covers the 1960's through the 1980's. I'll have Part 3 up next week, probably.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Blind Spot: Blow-Up (1966)


Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
Produced by Carlo Ponti
Written by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra and Edward Bond
Starring David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave and Sarah Miles

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Romeo and Juliet (1936) vs. Romeo and Juliet (1968)


Both versions of William Shakespeare's play were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. (SPOILERS)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Top 10 Films That I Don't Nominate in 2007

I don't even nominate Juno.

Tomorrow I'm posting my 2007 ballot, which represents one of my favorite years in cinema. However, I left out a lot of films I love, and I wanted to acknowledge them beforehand.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

First Favorite Films of Each Year: Part 1

A favorite from the start.

It's interesting how my favorite films have changed over time. I've seen new films and rewatched old ones, which makes my first favorites very different from my current ones. Given those changes, I wanted to see what my original favorites looked like. Here's a look at my first favorites from the 1930s-1950s. (Some of them are favorites from childhood, while others are ones I saw in recent years.)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My Reaction to Lee Daniels' The Butler in GIFs


I've tried to gather my thoughts on Lee Daniels' latest film, but it was a bit messy. While it's not a terrible film, it was all over the place tonally. It never found its footing, making my reaction quite varied throughout the course of the film. Here's the best I can do in GIFs.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Consider: The Ginger & Rosa Girls

Englert and Fanning give awardworthy performances.

In honor of my pal Fisti's week of Elle Fanning, I thought I'd quickly spotlight the great work by Fanning and her co-star Alice Englert in Ginger & Rosa.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Films I Saw in August

The Cranes are Flying

Despite going some days without watching a film, I managed to see a lot again last month.