Posts Tagged ‘In the House’


Seen Your Video #32: Best of 2013

January 25, 2014


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.


2013 in Review

January 4, 2014


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: April 2013

May 1, 2013


30 films, 17 first time viewings
Another rewatch-heavy month.

Best first time viewings
1. Beyond the Hills (Cristian Mungiu, 2012, Romania/France/Belgium)
2. Vanishing Point (Richard C. Sarafian, 1971, USA/UK)
3. In the House (François Ozon, 2012, France)
4. Niagara (Henry Hathaway, 1953, USA)
5. Iron Man Three (Shane Black, 2013, USA/China)
6. Simple Men (Hal Hartley, 1992, USA/Italy/UK)
7. Oblivion (Joseph Kosinski, 2013, USA)
8. Good Vibrations (Lisa Barros D’Sa/Glenn Leyburn, 2012, UK/Ireland)
9. Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941, USA)
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The Skinny: 2013’s Coming Attractions

January 3, 2013


I’ve contributed a few blurbs to The Skinny’s preview of select films coming to UK cinemas in 2013.

See the feature here.