Month in Review: May 2012

1. Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages

2. Three Comrades

3. The Red Balloon

4. The Man Who Planted Trees

5. The Color of Paradise

6. ABC Africa

7. The Experience (1973)

8. The Day I Became a Woman

9. The Traveler (1975)

10. The Cow (1969)

11. Ten (2002)

12. The War Game

13. Lourdes

14. Death’s Marathon

15. Gertrud

16. Strange Cargo

17. The Chorus (1982)

18. Happy Together

19. The Report (1977)

20. The Burglar’s Dilemma

21. The Telephone Girl and the Lady

22. An Arcadian Maid

23. Two Solutions for One Problem

24. Dead Man

25. Ashes (2012)

26. Breaktime (1972)

27. The Mirror (1997)

28. What Shall We Do with Our Old?

29. Office Space

30. The Avengers (2012)

31. Alamar

32. Blackboards (2000)

33. Army of Darkness

34. The Hunger Games

35. Moneyball

36. The Bread and Alley

37. The Sealed Room

38. Carl Th. Dreyer: My Métier

39. Thor

40. Those Awful Hats

41. As It Is in Life

42. Fallen Angels

43. Nursing a Viper

44. The Cyclist (1987)

45. Grizzly Man

46. The Hessian Renegades

47. The Colors (1976)

48. A Corner in Wheat

49. Blue Like Jazz

50. The Fighter (2010)

51. Repo! The Genetic Opera

Rewatched:

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

  • Not a hell of a lot on here I’ve actually seen, but one I did see fairly recently was Gertrud, and despite how much I love Dreyer, I was a little underwhelmed by it. Not as good as I expected. Still luscious and beautiful though.

    • James Blake Ewing

      I actually dug Gertrud a lot. I like almost every Dreyer I’ve seen more, but I can understand why you would be underwhelmed. It’s not as excellent as Dreyer’s finest.

  • Some interesting films on here.

    I’d love to know what you thought of The War Game. I found that to be a shock and a surprise, both at how much it disturbed me and how much I was affected by it.

    I’d also be curious to know your take on Repo!, which I found painful most of the way through.

    • James Blake Ewing

      The War Game was chilling stuff. A great fake documentary and a strong, simple depiction of the future that might have been.

      Repo! was pretty insufferable. The music was bad, the story was corny. It might have been going for a so bad it’s good, but it mostly came across as just so bad it’s bad.

  • How dare you hate Repo! It’s brilliant! 😛

    Seriously, I can’t hold it against anybody who dislikes that movie. It’s definitely an acquired taste. I just personally find it to be amazingly entertaining and a hell of a lot of fun.

    • James Blake Ewing

      I get why people dig it, it’s got a certain vibe, it just never clicked with me.