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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August: A Month in Review

This past month marked my official return to full-time reviewing. With about 30 movies reviewed I now have a solid amount of movies to reminisce about by reading my own writing -- it is a real joy to be vain. Nothing makes a movie passion feel more satisfying than when you write about your opinions about certain films. Yes, my reviews tend to be quite in-depth, but I feel that for the most part I keep from giving away too much; I paint a picture of what the films is like and some of that specific films good, and bad, qualities while also leaving enough a mystery to where the experience isn't ruined.

Enough with my pointless rambling, now it is time for the duty at hand: With all the films I have watched and reviewed this month, I have had some wonderful highs, and sickening lows. I have come up with many different ways to compare, list, and rate the films I have reviewed in various different classifications. I hope you enjoy my different ways at praising, comparing, and even attacking the many films I have seen this month. Here is my month in review:

Top 5 Movies Of The Month:
1. Peeping Tom (1960)
Directed by Michael Powell
Written by Leo Marks
Starring: Carl Boehm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer

2. The Virgin Spring (1960)
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Written by Ulla Isaksson
Starring: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Birgitta Pettersson

3. Oldboy (2003)
Directed by Park Chan-wook
Written by Hwang Jo-yun, Park Chan-wook, Lim Chun-hyeong, Lim Joon-hyung, Garon Tsuchiya
Starring: Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong

4. Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
Written & Directed by Jean Pierre-Melville
Starring: Alain Delon, Andre Bourvil, Yves Montand, Gian Maria Volonte

Tie 5. In Bruges (2008)
Written & Directed by Martin McDonagh
Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes

Tie 5. Army of Shadows (1969)
Directed Jean Pierre-Melville
Written by Jean Pierre-Melville based on the novel by Joseph Kessel
Starring: Lino Ventura, Simone Signoret, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel

The 5 Worst Films Of The Month:

1. Deadgirl (2008)
Directed by Marcel Sarmiento & Gadi Harel
Written by Trent Haaga
Starring: Shiloh Fernandez and Noah Segan

2. Season of the Witch (2011)
Directed by Dominic Sena
Written by Bragi F. Schut
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Claire Foy

3. From Paris With Love (2010)
Directed by Pierre Morel
Written by Luc Bresson and Adi Hasak
Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Travolta, Kasia Smutniak

4. Switchblade Sisters (1975)
Directed by Jack Hill
Written by Jack Hill, F.X. Meier, John Prizer
Starring: Joanne Nail, Robbie Lee, Monica Gayle

5. Cabin Fever (2002)
Directed by Eli Roth
Written by Eli Roth and Randy Pearlstein
Starring: Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent

2 Major Disappointments:

1. Blue Velvet (1986)
Written & Directed by David Lynch
Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

2. Escape From New York (1981)
Directed by John Carpenter
Written by John Carpenter and Nick Castle
Starring: Kurt Russell, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, Donald Pleasance


  1. Nice post. I think I'll do one of these, but going through EVERY SINGLE FILM I've seen over the summer. Because I don't think I've seen nearly as many as you... KEEP UP 'DEM POSTS, MISTUH MOODY!

  2. That's an impressive month of viewing. Looks like your blog is off to a great start.

  3. Thanks dude, and thank you for following my blog.