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My Month in Films: October 2013

November 2, 2013

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29 films, 21 first time viewings

Best first time viewings
1. The White Dove (František Vláčil, 1960, Czechoslovakia)
2. Carnival of Souls (Herc Harvey, 1962, USA)
3. Nothing But a Man (Michael Roemer, 1964, USA)
4. Like Father, Like Son (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2013, Japan)
5. Prince of Darkness (John Carpenter, 1987, USA)
6. Candyman (Bernard Rose, 1992, USA)
7. Terror at the Opera (Dario Argento, 1987, Italy)
8. The Selfish Giant (Clio Barnard, 2013, UK)
9. Le Week-End (Roger Michell, 2013, UK)
10. Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass, 2013, USA) Read the rest of this entry ?

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

November 1, 2013

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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.

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Seen Your Video #18: The Notorious Rhyming and Whatnot

May 15, 2013

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On the latest episode of Seen Your Video, Chris Ward and I discuss Iron Man Three and writer-director Shane Black’s career, alongside Michael Mann’s Ali and a selection of the classic Universal monster movies. We also touch on recent changes at beloved online institution The A.V. Club.

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My Month in Films: October 2012

November 1, 2012

41 films, 30 first time viewings

Best first time viewings
1. The Silence of Lorna (Jean-Pierre Dardenne/Luc Dardenne, 2008, Belgium/France/Italy/Germany)
2. The House of the Devil (Ti West, 2009, USA)
3. The Masque of the Red Death (Roger Corman, 1964, USA/UK)
4. Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012, France/Germany)
5. The Innkeepers (Ti West, 2011, USA)
6. ParaNorman (Chris Butler/Sam Fell, 2012, USA)
7. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (Carl Reiner, 1982, USA)
8. Daughters of Darkness (Harry Kümel, 1971, Belgium/France/West Germany)
9. Ruby Sparks (Jonathan Dayton/Valerie Faris, 2012, USA)
10. Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932, Germany)

Best rewatches
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958, USA)
Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik, 2012, USA)
Looper (Rian Johnson, 2012, USA/China)
Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004, UK/France)
Coraline (Henry Selick, 2009, USA)
Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935, USA)
The Curse of Frankenstein (Terence Fisher, 1957, UK)

Worst
Resident Evil: Extinction (Russell Mulcahy, 2007, France/Australia/Germany/UK/USA)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (Tobe Hooper, 1986, USA)
The Soul of Flies (Jonathan Cenzual Burley, 2010, Spain)
Ginger & Rosa (Sally Potter, 2012, UK/Denmark/Canada/Croatia)

Best-Worst
Road House (Rowdy Herrington, 1989, USA)

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My October 2012 in Horror

November 1, 2012

Including Arsenic and Old Lace because of its Halloween setting. As with my ‘My Month in Films’ lists, these are ranked in order of preference, though I have included every relevant film watched rather than just the best or worst.

First time viewings
The House of the Devil (Ti West, 2009, USA)
The Masque of the Red Death (Roger Corman, 1964, USA/UK)
The Innkeepers (Ti West, 2011, USA)
ParaNorman (Chris Butler/Sam Fell, 2012, USA)
Daughters of Darkness (Harry Kümel, 1971, Belgium/France/West Germany) Read the rest of this entry ?