Films Watched: February 2013

Here is what I watched in February.

Dirty Dancing (dir. Emile Ardolino, 1987)

DirtyDancing

It’s not officially a new year until I watch Dirty Dancing.

Your Sister’s Sister (dir. Lynn Shelton, 2011)

Photo: Filmaluation
Photo: Filmaluation

Lynn Shelton consistently makes smart, well-written films.

Blue Hawaii (dir. Norman Taurog, 1961)

Blue Hawaii 1

The latest installment in The Elvis Files. Cultural appropriation! Safe ethnic others! Blue Hawaii has it all.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (dir. Benh Zeitlin, 2012)

beasts of the southern wild

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)

amour isabelle huppert

Good lord Michael Haneke, you really know how to depress someone with your movies.

All About Eve (dir. Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950)

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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? 

Anne Hathaway dreamed a dream that she would win an Oscar one day. She didn’t dream that everyone would hate her too. [Photo: VH1]
Anne Hathaway dreamed a dream that she would win an Oscar one day. She didn’t dream that everyone would (unfairly) hate her too. [Photo: VH1]
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]
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1 thought on “Films Watched: February 2013”

  1. Had the delight to check out Stars are Out Tonight a couple months ago, at the time I thought it was a little uninspired for a single though obviously well produced. Saw the video for the first time here and it was quite good- if only the energy of the track matched the video after the 2nd prechorus.

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