Friday, August 03, 2012

July movies

The documentary binge continues with [eleven] titles in July. There's so many available for streaming via Netflix that it's hard to keep up with the choices. Highlight of the month had to be the Breaking Away screening at Cinefamily with Dennis Christopher talking before and after. I'd forgotten just how much I love that movie!

Goon--2011--canada   ***1/2
Herb and Dorothy--2008--usa   ****
Beasts of the Southern Wild--2012--usa   ****
I Ain't Scared of You--2010--usa   ***
Make Believe--2010--usa   ****
Chronicle--2011--usa   ***
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth---2011---usa   ****
Raising Arizona--1987--usa   *****!
Tabloid--2011--usa   ***1/2
Damsels in Distress--2012--usa   ***
Martha Marcy May Marlene--2011--usa   ***1/2
Sheba, Baby--1975--usa   **1/2
Gran Torino--2008--usa   ***1/2
The Do-Deco-Pentathlon--2012--usa   ***1/2
Zidane: A Twenty-First Century Portrait--2011--england   **
Bombay Beach--2011--usa  ***1/2
Marina Abromovic: The Artist is Present--2011--usa   ***1/2
Shut Up & Play the Hits--2012--usa   ***
Breaking Away--1979--usa   *****!
A Sunday in Hell--1976--denmark   ***
The Inventions of Dr. Nikomats--2011--denmark   ***1/2
Tuesday, After Christmas--2011--romania   ***1/2
Ruby Sparks--2012--usa ***
The Big Year--2011--usa  *


hidden staircase said...

no way! i think i settled on 'breaking away' for one of my drive-in wish list flicks. rewatched last winter and want to own this film. all the actors were perfect. LOVE it...brilliant, funny, sweet. so was the Q&A? (bloomington, IN...where Jamie went to college) (i dreamed of going there instead!)

"i don't want any of that INI foods....i want american food...i want french fries!"

Joshua Blevins Peck said...

Q and A good--lots of little stories about filming, bike riding and how the character and tone of the film was changed on first few days of filming.

hidden staircase said...

tell me about the tone change...

Joshua Blevins Peck said...

He said it was darker--less sweet than it ended up. The lead character was wearing Euro clothes and had more of an angry edge to him--more like the Dennis Quaid character than what we ended up seeing on the screen.

He was wearing his on-screen Cutters shirt too during the Q and A.

hidden staircase said...

oh cool! i like it...i always thought 'the cutters' would be a great band name.