Friday, April 1, 2011

The Best Films I Saw in March

I watched a total of 26 films in March, up from my effort in February. I tried to see as many new releases as possible, but managed to avoid the critically-panned stinkers Battle: Los Angeles and Red Riding Hood.

New Releases (Cinema): Conviction (Tony Goldwyn, 2010), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Daniel Alfredson, 2010), The Adjustment Bureau (George Nolfi, 2011), Hall Pass (Farrely Brothers, 2011), Rango (Gore Verbinski, 2011), Limitless (Neil Burger, 2011), The Mechanic (Simon West, 2011), Waiting for Superman (Davis Guggenheim, 2010), Barney's Version (Richard J. Lewis, 2010), Griff the Invisible (Leon Ford, 2011, The Lincoln Lawyer (Brad Furman, 2011)

Watched First Time (TV/DVD): Man With a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974), The Day The Earth Stood Still (Scott Derrickson, 2008)

Re-watched (DVD): M (Fritz Lang, 1931), The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960), Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972), Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977), American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999), 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2002), Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005), The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass, 2007), The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigalow, 2009), Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese, 2010), Let Me In (Matt Reeves, 2010) and The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010).

Essential Viewing

Man With a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

M (Fritz Lang, 1931)

The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)

Aguirre: The Wrath of Gold (Werner Herzog, 1972)

Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)

American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999)

Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)

The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass, 2007)

The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigalow, 2009)

The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)

Rango (Gore Verbinski, 2011)

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