Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Links (06/02/12)

It has been a while since I posted a 'Monday Links' but because I don't have much else to post this week, I thought I would get back into the swing of things. Over the last week I have caught up with a couple of February 2 releases, The Artist and Chronicle, as well as This Means War (Valentine's Day release) and The Deep Blue Sea.

The AACTA Awards were also held during the week with Red Dog claiming Best Film. I have recapped my January Viewing and yesterday discussed how expectations can impact a viewing experience, and if you're casting a critical eye on a film,  a lot of films are actually more rewarding on a second viewing. This week I am checking out Safe House and Buck - as well as working on a classic throwback review of Martin Scorsese's Casino. I also intend to see Night of the Hunter for the first time. 


Also this week I had a great night out with several local film critics and bloggers - sharing opinions on all things film until late in the night. Amongst the group, and I urge you all to check out their fantastic sites, were Dwayne Lennox @ The LennoX Files, Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits, Cam Williams @ Popcorn Junkie, Chris Elena @ Chris Elena, Blake Howard @ Castle Co-Op and Sam McCosh @ An Online Universe.

But, on with the links:

Andrew @ A Constant Visual Feast catches up with Senna, the phenomenal documentary about Formula 1 driver, Ayrton Senna.

Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog shares his thoughts on Young Adult.

Steve @ 1001Plus reviews Dario Argento's The Bird With the Crystal Plumage.

Like myself, Ruth @ Lets Be Splendid About This really liked Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I still think it was disappointingly overlooked for Best Picture.

Alex @ And So it Begins lists his 100 Cinematic Reasons Why He Loves the 70's.

CS @ Big Thoughts From A Small Mind catches up with Powell/Pressburger's Black Narcissus and declares it one of his favourite films.

I'm actually seeing Headhunters later in the month. Bonjour Tristesse reviewed it this week.

Thomas Caldwell @ Cinema Autopsy writes a great article about The Movie Man: Martin Scorsese.

One of my favourite writers, Nick Prigge @ Cinema Romantico catches up with A Separation. March 1 it hits Aussie cinemas.

Sati @ Cinematic Corner breaks down the awesome credit sequence in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Stevee @ Cinematic Paradox has a new look and a new rating system.

Tom Clift has been reviewing plenty of films at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam @ Cut Print Review.

Sam continues his History of Film segment @ Duke and the Movies asking his readers to nominate their Ten Favourite Films from the 60's.

I was recently introduced to Film Blather. Eugene writes great reviews, evident in this one on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Sebastian Gutierrez @ Films From the Suprmassive Black Hole was in Sundance, and got to chat and meet with Joseph Gordon Levitt. Check out all of his coverage. Sounds like there are plenty of great films to keep an eye out for.

John @ John Likes Movies reviews Paths of Glory, one of Kubrick's more underrated films.

Colin @ Pick 'N' Mix Flix really sums up The Artist beautifully.

How great is Fantastic Mr Fox? I really liked that film, and Stephen @ Surrender to the Void agrees.

Over at the LAMB, dedicated members have the Academy Awards categories and Best Picture nominees covered in The LAMB Devours the Oscars.

Ryan @ The Matinee caught up with John Carpenter's The Thing as part of his 2012 Blind Spot Series.

Hope everyone has a great week! 

20 comments:

  1. There's some cracking stuff here. BT's review of Headhunters, Edwin's Young Adult, and especially Nick Prigge's site, which I hadn't heard of before, but have now bookmarked. Cheers Andy.

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    1. I'm looking forward to Headhunters because you also gave it a glowing review. Yeah, Nick's site is fantastic - such an entertaining writer. Glad you are checking it out. Thanks Colin!

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  2. Thanks for linking to The Lamb Devours the Oscars Andy!

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    1. No problem! I think my Hugo piece is up tomorrow - but i have been enjoying everyone's take on the categories!

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  3. Thanks for the link love, Andy. Lot of great links this week! Looking forward to reading all of them.

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    1. Sure thing! There are, yes! It has been a while since I did one so I thought I would catch up with a big list.

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    1. Any time my friend. Hope you get a few extra people to your 60's list.

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  5. Thanks for the shout-out Andy. My Wes Anderson Auteurs piece is nearly finished but I have to watch some of his commercials and review a few of his soundtracks I hadn't done.

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    1. Looking forward to it. I love his soundtracks. Had The Darjeeling Limited playing a lot lately.

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  6. Thanks dude! Really appreciate the link.

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  7. As always, thank you for the link love. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage was surprisingly entertaining.

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    1. You're welcome! It was. I was watching a couple of Dario Argento and Wes Craven films around the same time last year. Incredible how much more stylistically polished (and suspenseful) Argento's films are - Suspiria is amazing. Hope to get a piece on Argento up on the LAMB for Director of the Month.

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  8. Thaaaaaaaanks for the linkage, Andy!

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    1. Sure thing. Liking the new rating system. Really cool.

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  9. Thanks for the link, Andy. And for the kind words.

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    1. Of course. Love your site man - and Colin Harris @ Pick 'N' Mix Flix is now a reader :-)

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  10. Tons of great links here. Thanks for including me Andy!

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    1. I saw you reviewed Headhunters and was intrigued by it. A day later I got an invite to an advanced screening, which I happily accepted. Looking forward to it.

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