Movies I've Watched
Late September/Early October 2015
Dir. Ivan Reitman, 1984
Dir. Ivan Reitman, 1984
In honor of Bill Murray's birthday, the wife and I dusted off our old Ghostbusters DVD and loved every minute of it.
"Wrong again! Today is not your day." - Dr. Peter Venkman
Dir. Wes Anderson, 2012
Oh, how I love this movie. It is just so perfect and loving and lovable. Got the beautiful new Criterion Collection Blu-ray. It looks so amazing.
"In particular, I recall his fascination with the idea of retracing the original path of the old Chickchaw harvest migration...What I'm getting at is this: I think I know where they're going." - Narrator
Dir. David Fincher, 1995
Making my way through the feature films of David Fincher for my upcoming Directed by post, which, for those of you who don't know, is my series of retrospectives on my favorite filmmakers.
"I just don't think he's our guy." - Det. Somerset
Dir. David Fincher, 2014
And, since it was our 2nd wedding anniversary, we decided to do a trip down lover's lane with the most twisted couple in movie history. This may become a thing. We saw it in the theater on our anniversary last year.
"Cool girl is fun." - Amazing Amy
Little Miss Sunshine
Dir. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, 2006
I forgot how totally pleasing this movie is. I also forgot how well-written, directed, and acted it is. Steve Carell and Alan Arkin, especially.
"She's a super freak." - Rick James
Dir. Steve McQueen, 2011
As addiction movies go, Steve McQueen's Shame is easily one of the best. It is so for two reasons: Michael Fassbender's intensity and Steve McQueen's will. Never before have I wanted a filmmaker to cut away so badly. Not only do we see things we shouldn't be seeing but we are also forced to look at it. This is not a bad thing...at all. And it is gut-wrenching, uncomfortable, mesmerizing, painfully sad, and brutally emotional. I'm with the consensus though. Glad I saw it. Won't soon watch it again, despite that redhead I too want to stare at to the point of discomfort.
Dir. Ridley Scott, 2015
Finally some fun in space. Check out the review I did for Pop Depravity.
Dir. Denis Villeneuve, 2015
Is there anybody not on the Benicio Del Toro for Supporting Actor train? Check out my review over at Pop Depravity.
Dir. Harmony Korine, 2013
I'm actually in love with this film. Even if you hate Harmony Korine's work, it's hard not to admire what he does. I've seen Kids, which he wrote. Powerful but dirty and too hard to watch. I've also seen Gummo. Really dirty and actually gross but lasting and even sometimes beautiful when I think back on it. With Spring Breakers, he's actually done the impossible. He has made a stupid movie about stupid people (though they are people that do exist, which is the best part) that works as a satire and a crime drama and is quite simply one of the most visually stunning films I've ever seen. And I can't get that damn Britney Spears song out of my head for the life of me. Look for a full review this week. It deserves one.
I have seen 172 movies this year so far.
Re-Watched - 64
First-Timers - 108
What have you been watching?