I can't believe it was over a week ago that I saw Warrior. How this week has flown. I'm up to 29 films this month. Keeping up to date on new releases, I attended a screening of The Three Musketeers and sessions of Red State and Contagion. Soderbergh's film I really liked. In what is becoming a weekly ritual, my friends and I had a movie night - this week watching Weekend at Bernie's and Harold and Maude for the first time. I finally started my Godard marathon with Breathless and A Woman is a Woman and also finally saw Werner Herzog's extraordinary Fitzacarraldo. For the remainder of the month I will be focusing mostly on Godard, Carpenter (for LAMBS in the Director's Chair) and Kate Winslet (because she is awesome, and I want to catch up on a few of her films for LAMB Acting School 101). Oh, and Drive comes out on the 27th so I'll definitely be squeezing in another viewing at some point.
So, on with the links for this week:
My buddy Luke Asprey has recently made a short film called Dr Dill Presents HSV Awareness for a competition promoting awareness about HSV's. Check it out here and swing a vote it's way.
Jessica, whose site The Velvet Cafe is one of my favourites, has written a personal piece on Duncan Jone's 2009 sci-fi gem, Moon.
Be sure to check out a great site called The Reel Bits, run by Richard Gray. Every week there are competitions and giveaways. I'm hoping I win a copy of Meek's Cutoff, which is reviewed on the site this week.
Danny King @ The King Bulletin re-assesses his Oscar Predictions following the NYFF.
Steven @ Surrender to the Void gives us his Top 10 Kate Winslet Performances. Something I will endeavour to put together also.
Tyler @ Southern Vision always has an interesting list. This week he gives readers 25 Things He Loves About Dr. Strangelove and updates his Top 100 List.
Never Too Early Movie Predictions reviews Take Shelter. It is some superb writing.
If you haven't read Tom Clift's review of Contagion @ Movie Reviews by Tom Clift, you should.
John @ John Likes Movies gives 4 stars to Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch Drunk Love. I love that film...and suddenly have the urge to watch it again.
Sam @ Duke and the Movies got in just before me with his review of Breathless. It's a great write-up.
Stevee @ Cinematic Paradox finally got the chance to see Midnight in Paris. She loved it! Also, to honour the 2nd Birthday of Cinematic Paradox she updated her Top 100 List.
Finally, my buddy Alex @ ...And So it Begins writes a very personal message to his brother, with whom he shares a very unique relationship. He reflects on some of their cinema experiences together.
Have a great week, everyone!