Posts Tagged ‘A Hijacking’

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Seen Your Video #32: Best of 2013

January 25, 2014

Side-Effects

On the latest episode of Seen Your Video, Chris Ward and I discuss our favourite films released in the UK during 2013, plus some of our biggest disappointments.

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2013 in Review

January 4, 2014

Blow-Out-1

Number of films seen, excluding shorts: 343
Number of films seen for the first time, excluding shorts: 278

Pre-1920s: 1 (1 first time viewing)
1920s: 2 (1)
1930s: 6 (4)
1940s: 10 (8)
1950s: 13 (8)
1960s: 18 (17)
1970s: 18 (11)
1980s: 29 (15)
1990s: 32 (15)
2000s: 18 (9)
2010s: 196 (192)

I didn’t exactly succeed with my resolution with older cinema from the 2012 entry, but I did see enough great films for the first time this year to justify expanding the following list from 50 to 75.

75 best first time viewings of 2013, in alphabetical order
Much of a tentative selection of my favourite 2013 films can be found within. Podcast episodes and relevant writing of mine, where available, are linked.

Act of Killing, TheThe Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012, Denmark/Norway/UK/Finland)

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My Month in Films: May 2013

June 1, 2013

Cold-Water-(2)

28 films, 18 first time viewings

Best first time viewings
1. Cold Water (Olivier Assayas, 1994, France)
2. Sullivan’s Travels (Preston Sturges, 1941, USA)
3. Osaka Elegy (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1936, Japan)
4. Ali (Michael Mann, 2001, USA)
5. A Hijacking (Tobias Lindholm, 2012, Denmark)
6. My Name Is Julia Ross (Joseph H. Lewis, 1945, USA)
7. Dust in the Wind (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1987, Taiwan)
8. Mud (Jeff Nichols, 2012, USA)
9. The Most Dangerous Game (Ernest B. Schoedsack/Irving Pichel, 1932, USA)
10. Fast & Furious 6 (Justin Lin, 2013, USA) Read the rest of this entry ?