My Month in Films: June 2013

July 2, 2013

This Is Martin Bonner

44 films, 34 first time viewings
Most of those viewed at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, hence the very heavy 2012/2013 leaning of this month.

Best first time viewings
1. This Is Martin Bonner (Chad Hartigan, 2013, USA)
2. A Story of Children and Film (Mark Cousins, 2013, UK)
3. Quadrophenia (Franc Roddam, 1979, UK)
4. Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor/Verena Paravel, 2012, France/UK/USA)
5. Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (Sophie Huber, 2012, Switzerland)
6. Three Sisters (Wang Bing, 2012, Hong Kong/France)
7. From Tehran to London (Mania Akbari, 2012, Iran)
8. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, 2012, USA)
9. Man of Steel (Zack Snyder, 2013, USA/Canada/UK)
10. Chronicle of a Summer (Edgar Morin/Jean Rouch, 1961, France)

11. Natan (David Cairns/Paul Duane, 2013, Ireland/UK/USA/France)
12. Seconds of Lead (Seyed Reza Razavi, 2012, Iran)
13. For Those in Peril (Paul Wright, 2013, UK)
14. Oh Boy (Jan Ole Gerster, 2012, Germany)
15. Magic Magic (Sebastián Silva, 2013, Chile/USA)
16. Traffic Department (Wojtek Smarzowski, 2013, Poland)
17. Beijing Flickers (Zhang Yuan, 2012, China)
18. Populaire (Régis Roinsard, 2012, France)
19. Of Snails and Men (Tudor Giurgiu, 2012, Romania)
20. Sir Arne’s Treasure (Mauritz Stiller, 1919, Sweden)


Best rewatches
Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004, USA)
Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven, 1997, USA)
Braindead (Peter Jackson, 1992, New Zealand)
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (Shinji Sômai, 1981, Japan)
The Rock (Michael Bay, 1996, USA)

We Are the Freaks (Justin Edgar, 2013, UK)
Noche (Leonardo Brzezicki, 2013, Argentina)
About Time (Richard Curtis, 2013, UK)
A Long Way from Home (Virginia Gilbert, 2013, UK/France)
After Earth (M. Night Shyamalan, 2013, USA)

QuadropheniaLeviathan (2)Harry Dean Stanton - Partly Fiction (2)Three SistersFrom Tehran to LondonFrances-HaMan-of-SteelChronicle-of-a-Summer


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