Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Month of Movies...May 2012

      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 [2011] dir. Jeff Nichols

The Fly [1986] dir. David Cronenberg
The Fly

The Acid House [1999] dir.Paul McGuigan N

Hunger [2008] dir. Steve McQueen N

Great Directors [2009] dir. Angela Ismailos N

Videodrome [1983] dir. David Cronenberg N

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [2012] dir. John Madden
+read my 'Why See This' post here

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy [2004] dir. Adam McKay

Broken Fowers [2005] dir. Jim Jarumush

Into the Wild [2007] dir. Sean Penn

Vertigo [1958] dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Half-Nelson [2006] dir. Ryan Fleck N

Nirvana: Nevermind [2009] 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 [1958] dir. Richard Brooks N

A Streetcar Named Desire [1951] dir. Elia Kazan

A River Runs Through It [1992 ] dir. Robert Redford

The Civil War [1990] dir. Ken Burns N
+consists of 9 one-hour episodes. not yet finished!


  1. That's a interesting way of breaking them down, decade, and category. Nice to know these are all recommendations! Great Directors [2009] is definitely on my radar now. Thanks also for the link mention ( :

    psst...there's a A Streetcar Named Desire article over at Inspired Ground...

    1. Great Directors is totally a recommendation, probably one of my favorites from the month. Be sure to watch it with a notebook as there were a lot of new directors/films I now want to see.