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My Month in Films: January ’13

February 1, 2013

snapshot00040Total films seen: 20

Best first time viewings
1. Zero Dark Thirty (Bigelow, ’12)
2. In Another Country (Sang-soo, ’12)
3. Red Hook Summer (Lee, ’12)
4. Gamer (Neveldine/Taylor, ’09)
5. Blood Simple (Coen, ’84)
6. Not Fade Away (Chase, ’12)
7. The Paperboy (Daniels, ’12)
8. The House I Live In (Jarecki, ’12)
9. Berberian Sound Studio (Strickland, ’12)
10. Promised Land (Van Sant, ’12)

Best rewatches
Holy Motors (Carax, ’12)
Before Sunrise (Linklater, ’95)

Worth mentioning
The Swimmer (Ramsay, ’12)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (Hughes, ’87)
Near Dark (Bigelow, ’87)
Parker (Hackford, ’12)
Dark Horse (Solondz, ’12)
Celeste and Jesse Forever (Krieger, ’12)

Worst
The Hole (Dante, ’09)
Detachment (Kaye, ’11)
Daisy Diamond (Staho, ’07)
The Impossible (Bayona, ’12)

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