Five Best Films I saw in April

I saw so many great films this month, it’s the first time in a long while that it’s been difficult to narrow it down to just five. As always, alphabetical order and only first time viewings.

2046 (Wong Kar-Wai, 2004)

Cache (Michael Haneke, 2005)

Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)

Maelstrom (Denis Villeneuve, 2000)

Through a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman, 1961)

7 responses to “Five Best Films I saw in April

  1. The first two ❤
    Still have Maelstrom bookmarked, and the Bergman shall be watched in the near future.
    Groundhog Day is enjoyable for most of its length (Bill Murray = God), but I dislike the ending a great deal. Sap!

  2. Harriet makes the seconds tick by a little faster, just like my heartbeat. Unless it’s in Dogville, of course, but she’s barely in that. I enjoyed what I saw of Caché, but for some reason or other I ended up not finishing it (and didn’t catch the start). Something about a note at the door, perhaps a videotape, I don’t remember. I just wish Harriet was in The Silence. It would have been that much better. She could have played the little boy. She plays a boyish character in Flickorna. She could do it. Don’t doubt her.

  3. That’s a gorgeous screencap from Maelstrom…It’s been on the list for years – I really need to catch up. Same for the Bergman (and the rest of that trilogy).

    Groundhog Day is pretty much perfect. Well, OK, Andie MacDowell is a big shrug, but I think the ending fits very well with the rest of the film. I don’t really get “sappy” as it felt earned and it didn’t try to pound home the moral of the story. Of course, if you can’t stand MacDowell, I can see how the ending is disturbing…B-)

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  5. Tripzone: I don’t see how the ending is sappy at all, it’s the only reasonable conclusion, and is very much in the vein and tone of Preston Sturges. It’s wonderfully executed, and touching, not overtly sentimental.

    LEAVES: Harriet is my fave babe. The beginning of Cache is crucial, I recommend watching it again, I think you may enjoy it. It’s a videotape, but there are notes as well, mostly drawings without words.

    Bob: Maelstrom is great, and pulls off a rather extreme looking aesthetic very well. The colours are quite saturated, which can be a bit grating, but it manages to be quiet poetic and understated in this film.

    I agree with you on Groundhog Day, though I didn’t find MacDowell particularly bad. It would have been nice to have someone else in the role, but I don’t necessarily think she dragged it down in any way. She was serviceable, no more, no less.

    Raj: At the bottom right of your new post page, there will be a place that says featured image. Whenever you make a post, select an image to be featured and it will end up in that space.

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