Sunday, January 01, 2012

December movies

I ended 2011 on a full-on rampage of movie watching. 41 movies. That's how you end the year in style. It helped that I had a film-loving visiter in from Tulsa and that Edgar Wright had an eight night run at the New Beverly that I went to on six of the nights. But, this was a month of solid film binging even without those nights. Highlight of the month: 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm battling it out with The Bad News Bears. Seriously, that's how much I love The Bad News Bears. Low lights of the new releases: Shame and Young Adult. Both are overhyped and I didn't like either of them for a variety of reasons. Here's the full breakdown of the month.

Diner---1982---usa   ****
Albert Nobbs---2011---ireland   ***1/2
Just One of the Guys---1985---usa   ***
Margin Call---2011---usa   ****
Potiche---2010---france   ***
Last House on the Left---1972---usa   ***1/2
House on the Edge of the Park---1980---italy   **
Superman---1978---usa   ***1/2
Corman's World---2011---usa    ****
The Girl Can't Help It---1956---usa   ***1/2
Get Crazy---1983---usa   ***1/2
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World---2010---usa   ****
2001: A Space Odyssey---1968---usa   *****!
Christmas Evil---1980---usa   **
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T---1953---usa   ***1/2
Kwaidan---1964---japan   ***
The Artist---2011---france   ****
Shame---2011---england   *1/2
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg---1964---france   ***1/2
Chungking Express---1994---hong kong   ****1/2
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance---1962---usa   ****
Ride the High Country---1962---usa   ***1/2
To Be or Not to Be---1942---usa   ****
The Bad News Bears---1976---usa   *****!
Hickey and Boggs---1972---usa   ***1/2
Waterworld---1995---usa   **1/2
We Need to Talk about Kevin---2011---scotland   ****
Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil---2011---usa   ***1/2
Bend It Like Beckham---2002---england   ***1/2
Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator---2002---usa   ***
Mafioso---1962---italy   ***1/2
Heartbreaker---2010---france   ***1/2
Bloods and Crips: Made in America---2008---usa   ***
Summer in Genoa---2008---england   **1/2
Catching Hell---2010---usa   ***1/2
Midnight in Paris---2011---usa   ****
Soul Kitchen---2009---germany   ***1/2
Young Adult---2011---usa   **
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol---2011---usa   ***1/2
A Dangerous Method---2011---usa  ***1/2

1 comment:

hidden staircase said...

since you love lists, you should make one of films you want to see on film ... that you've only seen on vcr or dvd. i'd love to see 2001 on film...maybe at the cinerama sometime. i know they showed it this fall or summer, but i wasn't able to make it.