What I’ve Been Watching: Nov 2 – Nov 8

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With the return of my writing to some level of normalcy — am I speaking too soon? — I bring you my updated watch list. My last one was mid October and I really have no desire to list all the films I’ve been watching in this unnanounced hiatus from writing. If you want to see check out my Letterboxd account, I’ve been keeping that updated throughout.

Anyways this week begins my efforts to trudge through all the 2013 gems I’ve missed so far this year and a lot of writing will surround that in coming weeks I promise. I’m surprised that while my theatrical viewings aren’t the numbers of some of my much more better situated blogging compatriots I’m still hitting the cinema somewhat regularly — especially for the unemployed.

Also in my time off I’ve been doing a lot of coding and design, so feel free to give Movie Mezzanine a look as I’ve been helping out there to make things look shiny again. Should I redesign here? I dunno… maybe.

PRINCE AVALANCHE (2013) - Worthwhile film for those willing to sit through the mundane for something interesting
DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST (1950) – My third Bresson film yet, the first I outright dislike.
THE TO DO LIST (2013) – I hoped for more, but it’s just another teen sex comedy that barely tries to be smart
THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013) - Sad how boring this movie is
JOBS (2013) – Lifetime called… they want their script back
FRANCES HA (2013) – I won’t go so far as to say amazing, but pretty damn great film
TURBO (2013) – It was made for five year olds and that’s ok, but I hate you Douglas
THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY (2011) – A month of watching a 15-hour long documentary comes to a close and I couldn’t be happier

REWATCHED

CAST AWAY“I had power over *nothing*. And that’s when this feeling came over me like a warm blanket. I knew, somehow, that I had to stay alive.”
DO THE RIGHT THING - “Wake up! Wake up! Up you wake!”
COCKTAIL“I am the last barman poet”
THOR“You are unworthy of these realms, you’re unworthy of your title, you’re unworthy…”
THE AVENGERS“Puny god”
VERTIGO“Here I was born, and there I died. It was only a moment for you; you took no notice.”
THE A-TEAM“they are the best at what they do, and they specialize in the ridiculous.”
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN“There may be no victory except through God”

My count for the year of 2013 is updated to 264 First time watches (142 from 2013); 172 Rewatches; 436 Total Films