Posts Tagged ‘Nebraska’

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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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My Month in Films: December 2013

December 31, 2013

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28 films, 20 first time viewings

Best first time viewings
1. 3:10 to Yuma (Delmer Daves, 1957, USA)
2. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013, USA/UK)
3. Midnight (Mitchell Leisen, 1939, USA)
4. Drug War (Johnnie To, 2012, China/Hong Kong)
5. Drums Along the Mohawk (John Ford, 1939, USA)
6. Nebraska (Alexander Payne, 2013, USA)
7. Whisky Galore! (Alexander Mackendrick, 1949, UK)
8. The Titfield Thunderbolt (Charles Crichton, 1953, UK)
9. American Hustle (David O. Russell, 2013, USA)
10. Oldboy (Spike Lee, 2013, USA) Read the rest of this entry ?

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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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Seen Your Video #30: Bruce Dern’s Hair, Spectacular as Always

December 13, 2013

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On the latest episode of Seen Your Video, Chris Ward and I go long on Ridley Scott’s The Counsellor and Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, while our classic film of focus this month is Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller. We also discuss a selection of recent releases, including Gravity, Short Term 12, Oldboy, Leviathan and Captain Phillips.

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