Thursday, December 12, 2013

Month in Review: November 2013

November screenings (links to Letterboxd reviews):

11/1 Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass)
11/2 A Band Called Death (Mark Christopher Covino & Jeff Howlet)
11/2 Somebody Up There Likes Me (Bob Byington)
11/2 Twixt (Francis Ford Coppola)
11/3 Blancanieves (Pablo Berger)
11/6 Gimme the Loot (Adam Leon)
11/8 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)
11/8 Supporting Characters (Daniel Schechter)
11/8 Birders: The Central Park Effect (Jeffrey Kimball)
11/16 An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Terence Nance)
11/17 All is Lost (J.C. Chandor)
11/17 Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski)
11/17 The Sapphires (Wayne Blair)
11/18 Drug War (Johnnie To)
11/22 Call Me Kuchu (Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall)
11/23 Blue is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche)
11/23 Ginger & Rosa (Sally Potter)
11/24 Europa Report (Sebastián Cordero)
11/27 World War Z (Marc Forster)
11/29 Dallas Buyers Club (Jean-Marc Vallée)
11/30 Prince Avalanche (David Gordon Green)

Some other stuff:

Dana Stevens in Slate and Matt Singer in The Dissolve on Blockbuster's inevitable announcement that it will close it's remaining stores early next year.

Jim Emerson's first post in a new feature over at Cinephiled on the intersection between technology and art.

A very neat animated "paraphrase" of Blade Runner.

As always, an enlightening piece (even to the writer himself in this case) on the origins of Hitchcock's famous bomb under the table quote from David Bordwell.


Lots of year-end catching up to do in December, so hopefully a lot of good movies to talk about!