My Month in Films: June 2015

July 1, 2015


45 films, 40 first time viewings
Most of those viewed at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, hence the very heavy 2014/2015 leaning of this month.

Best first time viewings
1. Southern Comfort (Walter Hill, 1981, USA/Switzerland/UK)
2. Macario (Roberto Gavaldón, 1960, Mexico)
3. Inside Out (Pete Docter/Ronaldo Del Carmen, 2015, USA)
4. The Long Riders (Walter Hill, 1980, USA)
5. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent, 1974, USA)
6. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller, 2015, USA)
7. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953, USA)
8. Dear White People (Justin Simien, 2014, USA)
9. Love & Mercy (Bill Pohlad, 2014, USA)
10. Beyond the Lights (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2014, USA)

11. Streets of Fire (Walter Hill, 1984, USA)
12. The Stanford Prison Experiment (Kyle Patrick Alvarez, 2015, USA)
13. The Jericho Mile (Michael Mann, 1979, USA)
14. Poison for the Fairies (Carlos Enrique Taboada, 1984, Mexico)
15. Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015, USA)
16. The Tall T (Budd Boetticher, 1957, USA)
17. Makeup Room (Kei Morikawa, 2015, Japan)
18. Sleeping with Other People (Leslye Headland, 2015, USA)
19. Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou, 1987, China)
20. Liza, the Fox-Fairy (Károly Ujj Mészáros, 2015, Hungary)

Best rewatches
Exiled (Johnnie To, 2006, Hong Kong)
Dredd (Pete Travis, 2012, UK/USA/India/South Africa)
The Warriors (Walter Hill, 1979, USA)

Scottish Mussel (Talulah Riley, 2015, UK)
The Tribe (Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, 2014, Ukraine/Netherlands)
Swung (Colin Kennedy, 2015, UK)

Roar (Noel Marshall, 1981, USA)



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