This post begins a new recurring category on FILMclatter. I doubt any large explanation is needed here. Its pretty self-explanatory and few other bloggers (Surrender to the Void, movies and songs 365) do something like this already and with more detail might I add. At the end of each month, I will tally up and compile a list of all the movies I have watched from the first day of the month to the last and post it as is below. I don't plan on making it much more than that a compulsive list for myself to look at, so I guess this is more of a personal thing. But I always enjoy hearing about what movies other people watch and I figured I am probably not the only one with that interest so I'll post it.
That being said, if you go through the list, you might find a movie or two you haven't heard of or haven't seen and want to check it out. I rarely come across I movie I hated and would not recommend to someone, so in a sense, these are all recommendations. This month (May), I got lucky and loved every movie I saw, but my perfect streak will someday come to an end and when it does with "a movie I was not entirely stoked about," I will make note of that here.
But I hope a movie like that will be a rarity and that the movies you see in these lists at the end of each month will all be terrific choices worth your time. Also, as always, comments, opinions and suggestions are always welcomed and encouraged.
+ A link to a trailer will be provided and can be reached by clicking on the movie's title+ Netflix Users: Movies watched on Netflix Instant will be designated with an "N"
Total: 17 movies
'50s- 3 + 27 combined Oscar nominations
'60s- 0 + 7 literary adaptations
'70s- 0 + 5 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die:5th Anniversary Edition
'80s- 2 + 3 documentaries
'90s- 2 + 2 '80s horror movies
'00s- 6 + 2 David Cronenberg films
'10s- 2 + 2 Tennessee Williams adaptations
Take Shelter  dir. Jeff Nichols
The Fly  dir. David Cronenberg
The Acid House  dir.Paul McGuigan N
Hunger  dir. Steve McQueen N
Great Directors  dir. Angela Ismailos N
Videodrome  dir. David Cronenberg N
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  dir. John Madden
+read my 'Why See This' post here
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy  dir. Adam McKay
Broken Fowers  dir. Jim Jarumush
Into the Wild  dir. Sean Penn
Vertigo  dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Half-Nelson  dir. Ryan Fleck N
Nirvana: Nevermind  released by Eagle Rock Entertainment N
+ The link above leads to a free full stream of the entire documentary!
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  dir. Richard Brooks N
A Streetcar Named Desire  dir. Elia Kazan
A River Runs Through It [1992 ] dir. Robert Redford
The Civil War  dir. Ken Burns N
+consists of 9 one-hour episodes. not yet finished!