I have fallen so behind on my “best of the month” that I won’t even bother posting images. I am posting them largely for my own purposes, especially for when the year finally comes to an end. As per usual, all lists are in alphabetical order.
Best Films I saw in April
Hanna (Joe Wright)
Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright)
Robocop (Paul Verhoeven)
Secret Ceremony (Joseph Losey)
Totally Fucked Up (Greg Araki)
Best Films I saw in May
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)
Crumb (Terry Zwigoff)
Mysterious Skin (Greg Araki)
The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
Un 32 Aout sur Terre (Denis Villeneuve)
Best Films I saw in June
A New Leaf (Elaine May)
C’est pas moi, je le jure! (Philippe Falardeau)
Chloe in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer)
Terror in a Texas Town (Joseph H. Lewis)
Wet Hot American Summer (David Wain)
My list for the month of July is completely dominated by viewings at Fantasia Film Festival. There is still 6 days left in the festival and a good number of films that I still desperately want to see. The ones here are stand-outs among many other very good films I have seen so far.
Best Films I Saw in July
13 Assassins (Takeshi Miike)
A Lonely Place to Die (Julian Gilbey)
Attack the Block (Joe Cornish)
Bellflower (Evan Glodell)
Simon of the Desert (Luis Bunuel)
Suzanne’s Career (Eric Rohmer)
The Innkeepers (Ti West)
The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke)
The Wicker Tree (Robin Hardy)
Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff)
I will also be updating this site more often. Often with text, thoughts or images to accompany more complete articles and reviews on Sound on Sight. Or to keep track of my ideas.
Ooh how was the innkeeper? I heard it was really something! Also sad I missed 13 assassins…
I just watched the trailer for Francis Coppola’s “Twixt” and thought of you, since it seems Toronto has been its debut (or an early venue, at least).
I’ve no idea whether it’ll be a gothic fantasmagoria, a Lynchian nightmare, or a sort of playful twee mishmash, but I wish him well . . . .
I’ve finally seen Carpenter’s “The Thing” as an adult (well, 4 times in 24 hours) back in May, and it has become a major preoccupation! . . . As I always promised, seeing it anew was truly epic.
If it’s not too late I’m glad to see you back.