I have watched a grand total of 61 movies this year. 2013 is now officially the year I stopped watching too many movies and became pathetic. Anyways, here is what I watched in June.
Gun Crazy (dir. Joseph H. Lewis, 1950)
Gun Crazy is one of those movies that becomes more intriguing every time I watch it. In many ways, it trumps Bonnie & Clyde, the film it is frequently compared to.
Before Sunrise (dir. Richard Linklater, 1995)
Before Sunset (dir. Richard Linklater, 2004)
Before Midnight (dir. Richard Linklater, 2013)
Before Midnight is a perfect conclusion to this trilogy.
Struck By Lightning (dir. Brian Dannelly, 2012)
The key to any coming-of-age high school movie is having a flawed but still likable main character. Something about protagonist Carson (played Chris Colfer) is just off-putting. You want to like him but he is too unsympathetic until the film’s final minutes and by then it is too late to care about him.
This Is The End (dir. Evan Goldberg, 2013)
I went into seeing This Is The End with no expectations and just hoping to enjoy myself. Self-reflexivity combined with over-the-top humor
The Man Without A Past (dir. Aki Kaurismäki, 2002)[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3srBsylmHW4]
Kid Galahad (dir. Phil Karlson, 1962)
The tenth installment of The Elvis Files. Up next: Girls, Girls, Girls
Pursued (dir. Raoul Walsh, 1947)
Lola Versus (dir. Daryl Wein, 2012)
Lola is a miserable person. Not even Greta Gerwig can make her tolerable.
Monsters University (dir. Dan Scanlon, 2013)
I don’t know what could have made me love Monsters University more than seeing it with two kids who absolutely loved it.