Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Links (30/07/12)

So what happened this week? The olympics commenced, the TIFF galas and special presentations were announced, I got quoted, reviewed Magic Mike and contributed in the Movie Confessions Blog-a-thon.

Here are this week's links: 

Firstly, several congratulations. To Tom Clift (Movie Reviews by Tom Clift and MovieDex), Ryan McNeil (The Matinee) and Candice Frederick (Reel Talk Online) for their recent acceptance into the Online Film Critics Society.

Talented writer/director Alex Withrow (whose fantastic blog 'And So It Begins' is one of my favourites) has recently completed a very impressive new short film called EARRINGS. You can check it out here, and I highly recommend doing so.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter hits Australian cinemas this week, and Sam has the early scoop at An Online Universe. While you're there, be sure to check out a couple of guest reviews from Chris Elena (Eastern Promises) and Jordi Kerr (Bon Cop Bad Cop) for her awesome Canadian Film Month feature.

Nick takes a look at Ruby Sparks for Anomalous Material. Also take a look at his fantastic review of Beasts of the Southern Wild on his personal blog, Cinematic Romantico.

Michael Parent, also for Anomalous Material, lists his Top 10 Contemporary Westerns.

Joseph @ Black Sheep Reviews interviews the stars of Damsels In Distress, Analeigh Tipton and Adam Brody.

Bonjour Tristesse previews the 69th Venice Film Festival.

In Darkness has a tiny release here in Sydney. Thomas Caldwell reviews the film.

This is great. Sati looks at the 20 Best and 20 Most Embarrassing Moments in Nolan's Batman Movies So Far. With her usual style and wit, too.

This made me laugh too.

Cherokee, whose personal blog was Feminising Film, has a new url - and a new site name, Can You Dig It?

I need to catch up with some Bunuel. Anna reviews Belle De Jour.

Sam @ Duke and the Movies reviews Being Flynn which apparently has some strong work from Robert De Niro. 

Andrew offers up a new instalment of 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' - The Royal Tenenbaums.

Corey reflects on his childhood and the movies he watched. 

Last but not least, Stevee takes a look back at 2011 and her 20 Favourite Films.


  1. Saw Earrings pop up on my Twitter/Blogger feed and been meaning to check it out today but have been super busy. Have heard some great things about it, though, so I'll make dead-cert I watch it sometime this week.

    The meme forgot Ellen Page! (First thing I noticed when I saw it around online the other day.)

    Nice selection of links this week, too.

    1. I did notice Ellen Page's absence, but I laughed out loud at Leo's face and "What about Ken, huh?" Make sure you watch Alex's film. It's really well done.

    2. Forgot to add, thanks so much for linking my new blog!

  2. Thanks for the well-wishes, and for the linkage good sir!

  3. Earrings was indeed awesome. And I love that Inception thing! Poor Leo.

    Thanks for the link!

  4. Thank you very much for the linkage! Appreciated!

  5. Thank you so much for the link! :)

  6. Great round of links, thanks for including me!