Month in Review: May 2011

1. Lady Vengeance

2. The Spirit of the Beehive

3. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

4. Bright Star

5. Shoot the Piano Player

6. The Day of the Jackal

7. Gun Crazy (1950)

8. The Gospel According to St. Matthew

9. My Dinner with Andre

10. Kung Fu Panda 2

11. The Triplets of Belleville

12. Never Say Never

13. The Invisible Man (1933)

14. Lord of the Flies (1963)

15. The Virgin Spring

Rewatched:

The Bourne Identity

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Paris, Texas

Punch-Drunk Love

Ratcatcher

Southland Tales

There Will Be Blood

  • http://jacklfilmreviews.blogspot.com/ Jack

    I just got The Lord of the Flies recently as well, haven’t had time to watch it yet though…
    Is it good?

    • http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/ James Blake Ewing

      I didn’t care for it because I think it pretty much missed the entire point of the book. It’s not a bad film, though, and if you haven’t read the book there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy it more than I did.

      • http://jacklfilmreviews.blogspot.com/ Jack

        I have read the book, and liked it very much, so I’m interested to see how far this deviates from the book…
        Wasn’t there another Lord of the Flies film made some time afterwards? in the early 90’s I believe. Maybe that one’s better.

        • http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/ James Blake Ewing

          Yes, there is a more recent version. I might check it out at some point.

  • http://manilovefilms.com Dylan

    Thoughts on the rest of the Vengeance trilogy?

    Okay, what’s your excuse for seeing Never Say Never?

    It tickles me how much you like Southland Tales. I’m referring all haters to you.

    I should really see Dinner with Andre, but it just reeks of pretension and a bored Dylan. Not so?

    • http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/ James Blake Ewing

      You mean Oldboy?

      I saw Never Say Never because I was curious and also because it happened to be in the house at the time. Got a sister who’s a huge fan.

      I quite liked My Dinner with Andre and didn’t expect to. You should probably give it a chance at some point.

      • http://manilovefilms.com Dylan

        No, I mean on Lady Vengeance and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, since they’re the two that are presented as first watches here.

        Ok, I shan’t shun Andre forever.

        • http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/ James Blake Ewing

          Maybe you haven’t noticed this, but I actually link my reviews on the list. You can click them. Cutting edge coding!

      • http://manilovefilms.com Dylan

        Snot. Leave your snark out of this, mister.

        Actually, I didn’t notice that. Completely slipped past while I was looking at the pretty pictures.

        Here’s the thing, though – I can see the reviews for them while I’m browsing in my Reader, but I generally don’t like reading reviews for movies I haven’t seen….especially movies that are bound to be all full of twists and secrets (if Oldboy is any indication). So I was just asking for a short take.

        • http://cinemasights.wordpress.com/ James Blake Ewing

          Haha, I did wonder if that comment was a bit too snarkey.

          Sympathy is the most emotionally engrossing of the three while Lady Vengeance has the strongest visuals and story. Lady Vengeance is easily my favorite of the trilogy.

  • http://manilovefilms.com Dylan

    Thanks. Looking forward to catching the rest of the trilogy one day. I’m shocked they haven’t pulled a Lucas and put Vengeance into the Oldboy title…