Friday, April 3, 2015

Films I Saw in March


The Best:

1. Mommy - A+
2. Winter Sleep - A
3. Leviathan - A
4. Safety Last! - A
5. Maps to the Stars - A
6. Black Sea - A
7. The Runaways - A-
8. Vincere - A-
9. Song of the Sea - A-
10. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - A-

The Rest:

Angela's Ashes - B+
Any Given Sunday - B+
Arrowsmith - B
Bad Boys II - B
Burlesque - B
Celeste and Jesse Forever - B
Chappie - B
Cinderella (2015) - B-
The Citadel - B
Disraeli - C
Even the Rain - B
Focus - C+
Georgia - B
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night - C
Go - B+
Holy Smoke - B
The Hurricane (1937) - B
In & Out - B
The In-Laws (1979) - B
Kingsman: The Secret Service - B
The Legend of 1900 - B+
Mansfield Park (1999) - B
Miami Vice - B+
Monsters - B
Nowhere Boy - B
Of Gods and Men - B+
The Red Violin - C
The Rewrite - B
The Road Home - B
Snow Falling on Cedars - B-
A Walk on the Moon - B
The Wind Will Carry Us - B+


Bad Boys - B
Being John Malkovich - A
The Iron Giant - A
Never Let Me Go - A-
Topsy-Turvy - A-

47 Films Watched - 42 New, 5 Rewatched


  1. I need to see Mommy. It arrives on April 28 on NetFlix but I can't wait that long.

    1. That's too long, but it's worth the wait.

  2. Celeste and Jesse Forever is such a wonderful little gem.

    Still jealous that you've gotten to see Mommy. lol

    1. Yeah, it really is a gem.

      Can't wait for you to see Mommy! :)

  3. You're #1 is everything!

  4. Everywhere I look people are praising Mommy. Needless to say, I'll be watching that shortly after it hits Netflix. Glad to see you enjoyed both Bad Boys movies. I'm not at all a Michael Bay, but did really like this franchise. I think the second one, in particular, gets a bad wrap and is much better than most people say.

    1. Yeah, I hadn't seen Bad Boys in over a decade, but I really enjoyed both of them. I wouldn't mind seeing a third one. Hope you like Mommy!

  5. The Legend of 1900 is such an interesting oddity with a super performance by Tim Roth.

    I liked Mansfield Park a little more than you and Nowhere Boy a bit less.

    1. Yeah, Tim Roth was terrific, and I really enjoyed the film.

      Mansfield Park is the better film, so no argument from me. :)

  6. What an eclectic viewing Josh! Oh this reminds me I still need to see Leviathan! The trailer looks quite gripping.

    I LOVE Mansfield Park, glad you saw that and I think a B grade from you is till pretty good. It's quite a bold adaptation for an Austen film but I adore Frances O'Connor in the role of Fanny. I think Nowhere Boy is ok, I love it mostly for Aaron Johnson's performance.

    1. Oh, Leviathan is great. It's now my #7 film of 2014. :)

      I really enjoyed Mansfield Park, but the first half was a bit slow. Nowhere Boy was nothing special, though I did like it.

  7. I liked Leviathan, but I didn't love it. I think I may be swept away with "Mommy" even more on a second screening, I was kind of tired for my first watch. You and Fisti seem to have a very similar taste in film!

    1. Leviathan and Winter Sleep were very close to cracking my 2014 Best Picture lineup, but I couldn't decide where to put them, so they're just outside of my top 5. Mommy is a #1 film that Fisti and I agree on, but keep in mind that the last film we both give Best Picture is Children of Men, which is almost ten years ago. :)