Posts Tagged ‘Blue Jasmine’

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Seen Your Video #32: Best of 2013

January 25, 2014

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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.

Stream the episode here.
Alternatively, you can download the episode or subscribe to the podcast by looking up Seen Your Video on iTunes.

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2013 in Review

January 4, 2014

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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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Sound On Sight’s 30 Best Films of 2013

December 28, 2013

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I was invited to submit a list of my favourite releases of 2013 for Sound On Sight’s annual contributors’ poll, and I also wrote the capsule takes on Blue Jasmine, Drug War and Nebraska.

You can read the staff list here.

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The Skinny’s ‘Films of 2013′

December 15, 2013

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I was invited to submit a list of my favourite releases of 2013 for The Skinny’s annual contributors’ poll, going by UK theatrical release dates but not including festival showings. I also wrote blurbs for what ended up being the #1 and #9 films on our group top 10.

You can read my list, other individual lists and the consensus top 10 here.
For reference, our lists were submitted in mid-November to make the December print edition of the magazine.

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Seen Your Video #28: If You Have a Creepy Abandoned Carnival I Am So Fucking On Board

November 1, 2013

Filth

On the latest episode of Seen Your Video, Chris Ward and I take close looks at Herc Harvey’s Carnival of Souls, Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and Jon S. Baird’s Irvine Welsh adaptation Filth. We also discuss some recent viewings, including Prince of Darkness, Broken, Candyman, Enough Said, and Post Tenebras Lux.

Stream the episode here.
Alternatively, you can download the episode or subscribe to the podcast by looking up Seen Your Video on iTunes.

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My Month in Films: September 2013

October 1, 2013

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34 films, 29 first time viewings

Best first time viewings
1. The Big City (Satyajit Ray, 1963, India)
2. Plein soleil (René Clément, 1960, France/Italy)
3. Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971, USA)
4. Upstream Color (Shane Carruth, 2013, USA)
5. Je, tu, il, elle (Chantal Akerman, 1976, France/Belgium)
6. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Frank Tashlin, 1957, USA)
7. Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen, 2013, USA)
8. Detour (Edward G. Ulmer, 1945, USA)
9. Museum Hours (Jem Cohen, 2012, Austria/USA)
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