Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Links (03/10)

I decided to revisit a pair of Judd Apatow classics this week, reviewing Knocked Up and The 40 Year-Old Virgin. For the LAMB DOTM, I looked back at the films of Michael Mann, wrapped up the month of September and posted my reviews for Crazy Stupid Love and The Hunter (released on October 6th). I also announced that I would be focusing on Jean Luc Godard as my own DOTM throughout Oct/Nov. But my week was boring, check out what these other great writers have come up with this week...

50/50 has been getting rave reviews in the States. It is currently sitting on 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. Sam @ Duke and the Movies and Ryan @ The Matinee both agree. For an alternate take, check out Alex's at And So It Begins. While your there, check out his absolute demolition of Dream House.

I really like Aziza's work at her new blog, Aziza's Picks. This week she writes about being torn between Film and Television and reviews Woody Allen's Annie Hall.

Check out Sarah Ward's review of Revolutionary Road @ At The Cinema.

Nick Prigge's review of Heat @ Anomalous Material is some fine writing. It's a fine film.

Bonjour Tristesse reviews The Skin I Live In.

Alex @ Film Forager creates a list of her Top 5 Hair Cutting Scenes in Movies. There was one inclusion I was very glad to see.

Sebastian @ Films From the Supermassive Black Hole reveals his Top 10 Films of 2011 (so far) and reviews Moneyball.

Toby, contributing @ Front Room Cinema diagnoses 7 Espionage Films to cope with Tinker Taylor Solider Spy withdrawals.

John @ John Likes Movies starts the countdown of his 20 Favourite Scenes from the Last 10 Years with a classic from The Bourne Ultimatum.

Tom Clift @ Movie Reviews By Tom Clift reviews Inglourious Basterds. Love it!

I can't help but think that Phil @ Phil On Film gets it spot on with his review of Drive. From my initial viewing, we agree in a lot of ways, but he says it way way better.

Jessica @ The Velvet Cafe writes a great post on Picking A Perfect Seat in a Theatre. I'm 1/2 to 2/3 back on the aisle at the side, if you're interested.

Have a great week!


  1. cheers andy, did you add any of the 7 to your watch list?

  2. Well, I have already seen The Conversation, which I think is phenomenal. One of the 70's greatest films, and an underrated gem. The Ipcress File starring Michael Caine also sounds intriguing, and of course The 39 Steps!

  3. Thanks for the kind words, man! And, as usual, for the linkage to such great reading. Top 5 Haircut Scenes? I can dig it.

  4. Thank you for the love!
    Good to know where I can find you. Now I only need to find some way to finance a ticket to the other side of the world to drop by and say hi. (After the show, after the show, I promise. No talking during the movie!)

  5. @ Nick - My pleasure. I thought that was pretty cool, too!!

    @ Jessica - Haha. You never know, I'm open for sitting close, perhaps I take a leap into the first half of the cinema too. Some day, Jessica :-)

    @ Bonjour - Of course. Anything you rate 8.0 or above I immediately add to my must-see list! Getting through that list is another matter :-p