New year, new image. Hope you enjoyed twelve whole months of Valentine and Maria, now I turn the weekly post over to Sebastian and Mia.
Sorta feels strange to be writing one of these posts without making mention of the #52FilmsByWomen project. I already miss it! While I’m not going to be making it a weekly mission anymore, I am going to be keeping my eyes peeled for projects to support and artists to listen to. Already, I am hotly anticipating THE ZOOKEEPERS WIFE by Jessica Chastain and XX by Annie “St. Vincent” Clark.
As for the new year of film, it got off to a bit of a slow start with three whole days of 2017 going by before I watched so much as a single frame! What can I say – the holidays are a busy time. Dedicating three hours of home entertainment time to Sherlock doesn’t help matters either.
However, as I caught-up with some of the holdovers from 2016, it cemented my opinion that the final few months of the year brought us a lot of good works…and that the winter/early spring will be a wonderful stretch of filmgoing.
Maybe that’s the benefit of not getting to see all of the year’s offerings as they drop; it provides nourishment during the time that follows. Maybe I’ll leave myself some cinematic provisions more often!
Here’s the two weeks at hand…
SILENCE – Matineecast about this coming up soon. I’ll be interested to see how this ages.
FENCES – Very much a play, but very much an exceptional set of performances.
Streaming/Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Never Seen
OH, GOD! – It’s amazing what they show on TCM these days!
MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO – The missus is watching “Looking”, so I countered with queer content of my own.
SAUSAGE PARTY – Yeah, that was dirty!
BRIGHT LIGHTS – This doc really makes it clear how Debbie Reynolds was so ferociously rocked by the death of Carrie Fisher.
10 CLOVERFIELD LANE – I mean, this was fun, but y’all really overhyped this
HELL OR HIGH WATER – If I have a regret of a film I didn’t see before my year-end content, this is it.
Streaming/Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Seen Before
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT – Why can’t pop groups make anything like this?
EX MACHINA – Even with all of the lists and awards love, it’s possible that this is the most underrated movie of 2015.
THE SWEET HEREAFTER – An American story that feels like a distinctly Canadian movie
THE BIG LEBOWSKI – “…It really tied the room together…”
LIFE OF PI – A great achievement in film, or a great achievement in effects?
Boxscore for The Year
8 First-Timers, 5 Re-Watched
13 Movies in Total
How’s about you – seen anything good?