Films Watched: June 2013

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

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

Before Midnight is a perfect conclusion to this trilogy.

Struck By Lightning (dir. Brian Dannelly, 2012)

struck by lightning

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)

this is the end

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)

kid galahad

The tenth installment of The Elvis Files. Up next: Girls, Girls, Girls

Pursued (dir. Raoul Walsh, 1947)

pursued

Lola Versus (dir. Daryl Wein, 2012)

Photo: Cinedelphia
Photo: Cinedelphia

Lola is a miserable person. Not even Greta Gerwig can make her tolerable.

Monsters University (dir. Dan Scanlon, 2013)

monstersu

I don’t know what could have made me love Monsters University more than seeing it with two kids who absolutely loved it.

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1 thought on “Films Watched: June 2013”

  1. I watched Monsters U with two teenagers that absolutely loved it, so I loved it too :D And everyone else in the audience was older than 13, so yeah, Pixar rocks. I really need to catch up on the Before trilogy, dammit.

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