It’s incredibly late as I type this, which is a real shame because I really wish I had time to dig through previous years’ worth of “Days of The Week” posts and see if what happened this week has ever happened outside of a film festival experience.

five screening week.

It really didn’t occur to me until this evening, mostly because I had forgotten about a rep screening I attended on the weekend and for some kooky reason mis-filed my second go-round with Chris Rock. But here I sit, having spent four nights in the last seven sitting in a cinema. And yes, for those of you keeping score at home, that means that one of those nights involved a double-feature.

See the funny thing is that I know full-well that for the pros that can handily be par for the course. Heck, for all I know they’d call a five-screening week “downtime”. But when one is already holding down a 9-to-5, preparing for the holidays in all sorts of ways, and trying to be a present spouse, then finding so much time to be out and around is a little tricky. Then again, I have no idea when this might happen again (next week?) so I should probably quit my complaining.

What’s more is that with one lonely exception, I enjoyed every last thing that I saw this week! Then again, that’s probably because I skipped an offered showing of EXODUS.

But still, fun times! Maybe I’ll do it again next week.


Here’s The Week at Hand…


THE KILLING – My favorite Kubrick. Not my choice as “the best” – my favorite
MR. TURNER – I really need to get back into sketching
SELMA – Expect to hear more about this in the very near future, but for now I’ll just say that it kicked my ass.
TOP FIVE After SELMA, I really needed to laugh
THE IMITATION GAME – Strange to say this, but I didn’t expect it to be this funny.

Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Never Seen
UNBROKEN – Several people this week commented on this film’s lack of award love. None of them had seen it.
I WILL FOLLOW – Inspired by SELMA and a recent rewatch of LIFE ITSELF

Boxscore for The Year
271 First-Timers, 185 Re-Watched
101 Screenings
457 Movies in Total

How’s about you – seen anything good?