Saturday, December 1, 2012

Films I Saw in November

One of my new favorite Bergman films.

The Best:
1. The Passion of Anna (x2) - ****
2. Autumn Sonata - ****
3. Witness for the Prosecution - ****
4. Skyfall (x2) - ****
5. Face to Face - ****
6. Norwegian Wood - ****
7. Heartbeats - ****
8. Twelve O'Clock High - ****
9. On Her Majesty's Secret Service - ****
10. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - ****

More after the cut.

The Rest:
Angel Heart - ***1/2
Beasts of the Southern Wild - ***1/2
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - **1/2
Butter - **1/2
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding - **
Damsels in Distress - **1/2
Darling Companion - **
Declaration of War - ***1/2
The Five-Year Engagement - **
Flight - ***
Hick - 1/2
The Invisible War - ***
Life of Pi - ***1/2
Lincoln - ***
The Man with the Iron Fists - ***
Newlyweds - ***1/2
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia - ***1/2
Perfect Blue - ***
Perfect Sense - ***1/2
The Portrait of a Lady - ***
Practical Magic - **1/2
Return - ***
Ruby Sparks - ***1/2
Safety Not Guaranteed - ***
The Sessions - ***
Sound of My Voice -  ***1/2
The Spy Who Loved Me - ***
Take This Waltz - ***
360 - **
Thunderball - ***
Wreck-It Ralph - ***
Your Sister's Sister - ***

Casino Royale (2006) - ****
Cloud Atlas - ****
Cries and Whispers - ****
Die Another Day - ***
The Great Escape (theater) - ****
Home Alone - ***
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - ***1/2
Quantum of Solace - ***1/2
The Sound of Music - ****

51 Films Watched - 42 New, 9 Rewatched


  1. Ah, you saw Hick. I really don't get where that movie was going. Also, it is awesome that you saw Perfect Sense. That is one of the most underrated films in recent history, I believe.

    1. Yeah, Hick was a mess, and not in a good way. I'm surprised Perfect Sense came and went so quickly, with no awards play. I really liked it.

  2. Woah, that's a lot of films. I'm hoping to see some of those soon, especially Sound of my Voice and Take this Waltz, finally.

    1. Haha. Yeah, those are two you should definitely check out.


    Have you seen "l'appartement"?

    Great movie.

  4. I am in awe of how many movies you watched last month! It's cool that you got to see The Great Escape in a theater. Is this the old classic with Steve McQueen as the "cooler king?"

    1. I'm trying to squeeze in a lot of 2012 films before the end of the year. :) Yeah, that's the McQueen film. Love it!

    2. I'm also in awe Stephanie. It's amazing how you can watch sooo many movies Josh. That's cool that you're able to review a lot of them too!

    3. Thanks! I'm always amazed by Tyler at Southern Vision (, who sees even more films than I do on a monthly basis!

  5. Glad you loved Skyfall, and I really must rewatch On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which I've only seen once.
    You should check this interview with Lazenby, a clip from the new Bond documentary, he has a few fun anecdotes up his sleeve:

    1. OHMSS is one of my new favorite Bond films. I actually think Lazenby made a good Bond too.

      Love that clip. Didn't know that Lazenby never acted before Bond. Now I want to see that documentary. :)

  6. Omg. That's a lot of movies...

  7. Great selection of films! I wish I had more time to watch as many films as you did!
    My best of November: Dersu Uzala
    My worst of November: Killing Them Softly

    1. Thanks! I need to see both of those, but I'll probably see Killing Them Softly later this week.

      And thanks for the follow! :)

  8. Really good going, looks like you picked well too, not heard of Hick but with half a star from you I can't imagine it being very good.

    This week I'm going to the cinema 4 times, I'm quite excited, but then I always am with the start of outdoor cinema; Argo, Two Days in New York, Ruby Sparks and Killing Them Softly, I have high expectations.

    1. Haha. Hick was really bad, but I was intrigued. It stars Chloe Grace Moretz as a rebellious country girl who heads to Las Vegas. Total Recall just beats it for worst of the year.

      Nice lineup. Should be seeing Killing Them Softly soon myself. :)