Here is what I watched in February.
Dirty Dancing (dir. Emile Ardolino, 1987)
It’s not officially a new year until I watch Dirty Dancing.
Your Sister’s Sister (dir. Lynn Shelton, 2011)
Lynn Shelton consistently makes smart, well-written films.
Blue Hawaii (dir. Norman Taurog, 1961)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (dir. Benh Zeitlin, 2012)
One of my favorite movies from 2012. [Related post: Motifs in Cinema 2012: Parents and Children]
Out of the Past (dir. Jacques Tourneur, 1947)[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=836c59itcOk]
One of the best noirs ever made. Stop toying with my emotions, Robert Mitchum.
Amour (dir. Michael Haneke, 2012)
Good lord Michael Haneke, you really know how to depress someone with your movies.
All About Eve (dir. Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950)
The Devil Wears Prada (dir. David Frankel, 2006)
Becoming Jane (dir. Julian Jarrold, 2007)
Love and Other Drugs (dir. Edward Zwick, 2010)
Rachel Getting Married (dir. Jonathan Demme, 2008)
All the unnecessary anger directed at Anne Hathaway this awards season prompted me to rewatch several of her films and write a post on how misguided this hatred is. It is appropriately titled: Do I Really Hate Anne Hathaway?
And finally, here is the music video David Bowie’s latest single “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”. You should watch it because it contains everything I love most in the world: surrealism and Tilda Swinton.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH7dMBcg-gE]