Here is what I watched in January.
Happy-Go-Lucky (dir. Mike Leigh, 2008)
I’ve said this before: Poppy is one of my all-time favorite film characters. I love this movie.
Jeff, Who Lives At Home (dir. Mark and Jay Duplass, 2011)
One For The Money (dir. Julie Anne Robinson, 2012)
First I tried watching this. Then I tried hate watching it. Then I just started drinking.
Butter (dir. Jim Field Smith, 2011)
I have yet to determine if this has any connection to the film Toast, which is also available on Netflix instant. (Remember when Jennifer Garner wasn’t just Ben Affleck’s wife? I miss those days.)
Like Crazy (dir. Drake Doremus, 2011)
First time I saw Like Crazy since it was in theaters. I still don’t care about these people and their problems.
A League of Their Own (dir. Penny Marshall, 1992)
Thank you, A League of Their Own for reminding me that we’re all going to get old and die. [Related post: What I Learned From A League of Their Own]
How To Survive A Plague (dir. David France, 2012)[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwhFS1mUaVY]
A powerful, must-see documentary.
Looper (dir. Rian Johnson, 2012)
I honestly don’t know how I feel about Looper. I should have seen this when it was in theaters.
The Mortal Storm (dir. Frank Borzage, 1940)
I’ve seen The Mortal Storm several times. Never intentionally. I feel like it always on TCM. In fact, I irrationally hate The Mortal Storm. Sorry Jimmy Stewart.
Silver Linings Playbook (dir. David O. Russell, 2012)
When I saw Silver Linings Playbook for the second time last month, I came away from it enjoying Jennifer Lawrence’s performance less. (Gasp.) This isn’t saying much because SLP is still one my favorite movies from 2012.
Lars and the Real Girl (dir. Craig Gillespie, 2007)
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (dir. Tommy Wirkola, 2013)
Gretel has a crossbow and Hansel needs his chems. That’s about it. [Related post: Everything I Thought During Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters]
Safety Not Guaranteed (dir. Colin Trevorrow, 2012)
Unexpectedly charming. Good work, April Ludgate. Also, Mark Durplass is quickly becoming a “that guy” actor. I hope he gets a big part soon.