What I’ve Been Watching: Dec 7 – Dec 13

ComputerChess

This week I’ve been better. I’m not yet ready to roll out the red carpet of back patting but I got a lot done in way of writing and otherwise. Got a whole of 3 podcasts edited and live as well as about 3 reviews written and posted. This is old Andrew returning to form.

My week also involved something almost unworldly for me… social interaction and promise of an interview in the coming week, so I’m kind of a high right now. I just (as of now) submitted my end of year ballot to the Criticwire group and for those curious who aren’t following me on twitter, letterboxd or just missed the announcement I devised my Top 10 of the year as of this moment. You can see it in a list on Letterboxd here. This, I can admit, is a tough list to crack so I’m uncertain (with the films I have left to catch up with that I can catch up with) whether this list will change in the next couple weeks before the actual end of the year for me. So we’ll see.

Otherwise here’s what I saw this week gone by:

THE FAMILY (2013) – is there anything better than wonder what De Niro’s character in this film really thinks of De Niro’s acting in Goodfellas?
GIMME THE LOOT (2013) – A good small movie, but nothing I’d be singing heavily about
BEFORE MIDNIGHT (2013) – WOW… wow.
MARC MARON: THINKY PAIN (2013) – I’ve loved his TV show and his podcasting forever, nice to see him do stand up for the first time and be amazed.
COMPUTER CHESS (2013) – the most amazing nerdiest funniest thing ever.
COLD EYES (2013) – What a bore
THE ATTACK (2013) – Wow. Great drama.

REWATCHED

MAN OF TAI CHI“AGHHH” (or whatever it was Keanu screamed mid film)
DESPICABLE ME 2“Just because everybody hates it doesn’t mean it’s not good.”
BEFORE SUNRISE“You know what’s the worst thing about somebody breaking up with you? It’s when you remember how little you thought about the people you broke up with and you realize that is how little they’re thinking of you. You know, you’d like to think you’re both in all this pain but they’re just like “Hey, I’m glad you’re gone”.”
BEFORE SUNSET“I guess when you’re young, you just believe there’ll be many people with whom you’ll connect with. Later in life, you realize it only happens a few times.”
FRANCES HA“Oh yes, very undateable.”
DAYS OF HEAVEN“Nobody’s perfect. There was never a perfect person around. You just have half-angel and half-devil in you.”
SKYFALL“Done”

My count for the year of 2013 is updated to 299 First time watches (164 from 2013); 203 Rewatches; 502 Total Films