Monday, September 1, 2014

Films I Saw in August

Pennies from Heaven

The Best:

1. Pennies from Heaven - ****
2. Lola (1981) - ****
3. Calvary - ****
4. The Blue Angel - ****
5. Harold and Maude - ****
6. City Girl - ****
7. Boyhood - ****
8. Starred Up - ****
9. Time Out - ****
10. A Most Wanted Man - ****

The Rest:

Abraham Lincoln - **
Ali - ***
An American Werewolf in London - ****
Bandits - **1/2
Barton Fink - ****
The Bat Whispers - ***
The Believer - ***
The Big House - ***
Carnal Knowledge - ***1/2
The Chosen - ***
Crazy/Beautiful - **1/2
Cutter's Way - ***
Diva - ****
The Divorcee - **1/2
Dogfight - ***
Donnie Darko - **1/2
The Doors - ***
Earth (1930) - ****
The Evil Dead (1981) - ***1/2
Excalibur - ***1/2
The Fisher King - ***1/2
Frankie and Johnny - ***
The French Lieutenant's Woman - **
Gallipoli - ***1/2
Get Carter (1971) - ***1/2
Get On Up - **
Gregory's Girl - ***1/2
The Grissom Gang - **1/2
Guardians of the Galaxy - ***1/2
Hell's Angels - ****
Holiday (1930) - **1/2
Jungle Fever - ***
L'Age D'Or - ***1/2
Life is Sweet - ****
Little Murders - ****
Locke - ****
Magic in the Moonlight - ***
Mary, Queen of Scots - **1/2
Mephisto - ****
The Mexican - ***
Modern Romance - ***1/2
Murder! - ***
My Dinner with Andre - ***1/2
My Neighbor Totoro - ****
My Own Private Idaho - ***1/2
Naked Lunch - **1/2
The Panic in Needle Park - ***
Possession (1981) - ***1/2
Quartet (1981) - ***1/2
The Rocketeer - ***1/2
Shaft (1971) - ***
The Shipping News - **
Sidewalks of New York - **1/2
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - **1/2
Summer of '42 - ***1/2
Sunday Bloody Sunday - ***1/2
10 Rillington Place - ***1/2
Time Bandits - ***1/2
Under the Sand - ***
Until the End of the World - ***
Wake in Fright - ***1/2
Walkabout - ***1/2
What If - ***
Wish I Was Here - ***1/2

Rewatched:

None

74 Films Watched - 74 New, 0 Rewatched

Note: I was only two films shy of breaking my record.

10 comments:

  1. The only thing I know about Pennies from Heaven is that Christopher Walken dances in that, which is good enough reason as any to finally see the film :)
    Harold and Maude is such a quirky little movie, the characters are just so fun to follow.
    I guess The French Lieutenant's Woman hasn't aged well?

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    1. Oh, Pennies from Heaven is awesome! Hope you get a chance to check it out.

      Harold and Maude surprised me. LOVED it!

      For me, The French Lieutenant's Woman was flat and forgettable. Maybe it hasn't aged well. Streep just missed a Best Actress nomination though.

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  2. Wow, that's an impressive list! I can't wait until Boyhood comes out on DVD, none of my local cinemas showed it so I missed out :(
    - Allie

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    1. Boyhood is SO GOOD. Hope you like it!

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  3. I am definitely looking forward to Boyhood when it comes to DVD.

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    1. I'm looking forward to revisiting it on DVD. It's one of the year's finest.

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  4. The amount of movies you watch each month continues to astound me. Good stuff.

    Harold and Maude is a great movie, as are a number or others. Glad you enjoyed Jungle Fever.

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    1. Thanks, Wendell. I'm cramming in as many as I can for my CinSpecs, and I'm looking forward to slowing down in a couple of months.

      Harold and Maude was wonderful. I'm surprised it didn't get an Oscar nominations, and Samuel L. Jackson really should've been nominated for Jungle Fever.

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  5. WHOA!! Once again you saw a jaw-dropping amount of films Josh, well done! Lots of films on my must-see list are on your top 10 this past month, can't wait to see A Most Wanted Man and Calvary!

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    1. Thanks Ruth! I had no idea I'd watched that many! :) Oh, can't wait to hear your thoughts on those two films, which are currently in my top 10 of the year.

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