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My Month in Films: June 2014

July 2, 2014

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38 films, 32 first time viewings
Most of those viewed at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, hence the very heavy 2013/2014 leaning of this month.

Best first time viewings
1. The Night Is Young (Leos Carax, 1986, France/Switzerland)
2. Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho, 2013, South Korea/USA/France/Czech Republic)
3. Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang, 2013, Taiwan/France)
4. Stations of the Cross (Dietrich Brüggemann, 2014, Germany)
5. Bag of Rice (Mohammad-Ali Talebi, 1998, Iran/Japan)
6. Han Gong-ju (Lee Su-jin, 2013, South Korea)
7. 22 Jump Street (Phil Lord/Christopher Miller, 2014, USA)
8. Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (Samuel Fuller, 1974, West Germany)
9. I Believe in Unicorns (Leah Meyerhoff, 2014, USA)
10. Beloved Sisters (Dominik Graf, 2014, Germany/France/Switzerland)

11. The Infinite Man (Hugh Marshall, 2014, Australia)
12. Manakamana (Stephanie Spray/Pacho Velez, 2013, Nepal/USA)
13. Palo Alto (Gia Coppola, 2013, USA)
14. Uncertain Terms (Nathan Silver, 2014, USA)
15. Something, Anything (Paul Harrill, 2014, USA)
16. Life May Be (Mania Akbari/Mark Cousins, 2014, UK/Iran)
17. Coherence (James Ward Byrkit, 2013, USA)
18. The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (Djibril Diop Mambéty, 1998, Senegal/France/Switzerland/Germany)
19. Club Sándwich (Fernando Eimbcke, 2013, Mexico)
20. Honeymoon (Leigh Janiak, 2014, USA)

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Best rewatches
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975, USA)
Godzilla (Gareth Edwards, 2014, USA/Japan)
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980, USA)
21 Jump Street (Phil Lord/Christopher Miller, 2012, USA)

Worst
Hyena (Gerard Johnson, 2014, UK)

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