Another month has flown by. Time flies when you're watching movies all the time, I guess.
As mentioned in the previous month's summary, I will break down this month's movies, alphabetically, according to genre and then give my take for the best and worst of each genre.
Oz the Great and Powerful
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hunger Games
Worst: It's ironic that three blockbusters that should have all been great were all fairly dismal. If I had to pick the best out of this unfortunate threesome it would have to be "The Hunger Games". I can't in good conscience place it as "The Best".
Little Miss Sunshine
Manhattan Murder Mystery
Safety Not Guaranteed
Shakespeare in Love
Best: I was pleasantly surprised that this batch of comedies were pretty solid. "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Shakespeare in Love" are the best but mention must be made of "The Birdcage" and "Seven Psychopaths"
Worst: "Adaptation" is pretty frustrating but "Manhattan" gives it a run for its money.
Bonnie and Clyde
Mutiny on the Bounty
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Silence of the Lambs
Best: This is hard, I have to say that the movie that I enjoyed the most was "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans".
Worst: "Seven Samurai", absolutely...don't waste your time with this saga.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Glengarry Glen Ross
Les Misérables (2012)
My Left Foot
The King's Speech
The Tree of Life
The Trip to Bountiful
Best: "Doubt" and "The Beaver" really nail this category. They are both some of my favorites and they deliver so very well. Also I have to mention that I really loved "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" and don't understand what's the big deal with the movie...oh well.
Worst: This is a shockingly strong group of dramas, but for me the weakest was "My Left Foot"
La Vie en Rose
Rust and Bone
Best: "A Separation" gives an eye to the finer details in life and crafts an entirely unique and artistic film.
Worst: Although it was eagerly anticipated, "Rust and Bone" didn't come through the way that I wanted it to.
Best: "Prometheus" was a film that I really, really liked so I have to pick that.
Worst: "Limitless"...I wasn't sure where to put this movie and it sort of fell into the science fiction category by happenstance and necessity.
Best: "Fatal Attraction"...two words—"Glenn" "Close"
Worst: "Shutter Island"
Saving Private Ryan
The Thin Red Line
Best: By far leaps and bounds, "The Thin Red Line" blows everything else out of the water. It was a staggering film and possibly the best I've ever seen.
Worst: "Saving Private Ryan" could have been really great if it had just stuck to the war and left the sappy-ness on the side.
Posted by Micah Jones