1/21/2013

Focus On Film: Episode 1 - April 2013 Criterion Titles

Hey! I started a podcast with my friend Ryan!

Here is a direct link.

And here is a description:

In This Episode: 
Dan and Ryan introduce themselves and talk a bit about their love of film 
• The Format of the podcast is covered 
• The April 2013 Criterion Titles 
• The Criterion New Years Drawing 
• We go over our favorite directors, and criterion editions 
• "Criterion Most Wanted" 
Intro: "Father Christmas" By Ryuichi Sakamoto  / Outro: "Resource" By Philip Glass

Red Dawn (1984) ***

1/07/2013

Happy 2nd Birthday, Blog!

My blog is 2 years old today!

Continuing last year's trend, here's how many films I've watched:

2005 - 339 (that's a lot of films!)
2006 - 369 (wow, more films than days in the year!!)
2007 - 274 (quite the jump down!)
2008 - 270 (very similar to 2007)
2009 - 234 (steadily declining)
2010 - 188 (whoa, BIG drop)
2011 - 236 (back up from 2010 and on par with 2009
2012 - 253 (steadily climbing back up!)

Patton (1970) ****1/2

Strangers On A Train (1951) ****1/2 [Hitchcockathon Pt. 6]

1/02/2013

ParaNorman (2012) ***

Top Albums Of 2012

1.   The Life And Times No One Loves You Like I Do ****1/2
2.   Dr. John Locked Out ****1/2
3.   El-P Cancer For Cure ****1/2
4.   David Byrne & St. Vincent ****1/2
5.   Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits ****1/2
6.   The Chemical Brothers Don't Think (Live) ****1/2
7.   Maserati Maserati VII ****
8.   ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Lost Songs ****
9.   Deftones Koi No Yokan ****
10. The Hives Lex Hives ****
11. David Holmes Haywire (Soundtrack) ****
12. The Phenomenal Handclap Band Form & Control ****
13. The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania ****
14. Air Le Voyage Dans La Lune ****
15. Metric Synthetica ****
16. Lovelock Burning Feeling ****
17. The Sword Apocryphon ****
18. Jonny Greenwood The Master (Soundtrack) ****
19. Toadies Play.Rock.Music. ***1/2
20. Turbonegro Sexual Harassment ***1/2

Honorable Mentions

1.   Edie Sedgwick We Wear White ***1/2
2.   Die Antwoord Ten$ion ***1/2
3.   Dinosaur Jr. I Bet On Sky ***1/2
4.   Mr. Oizo & Tahiti Boy Wrong (Soundtrack) ***1/2
5.   Steve Moore Light Echoes ***1/2
6.   Turing Machine What Is The Meaning Of What ***

1/01/2013

Top Films Of 2012

1.   Beyond The Black Rainbow (2010) ****1/2
2.   The Master ****1/2
3.   Cloud Atlas ****1/2
4.   Samsara (2011) *****
5.   Looper ****
6.   Argo ****
7.   Moonrise Kingdom ****
8.   Lincoln ***1/2
9.   Skyfall ****
10. Excision ****
11. Frankenweenie ***1/2
12. Side By Side ****
13. God Bless America (2011) ****
14. The Avengers ****
15. Cosmopolis ***1/2
16. Haywire (2011) ***1/2
17. The Dark Knight Rises ***1/2
18. Father's Day (2011) ***1/2
19. Lawless ***1/2
20. The Woman In Black ***1/2

Honorable Mentions

1.   Django Unchained ***1/2
2.   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ***1/2
3.   Savages ***1/2
4.   The Expendables 2 ***1/2
5.   Hitchcock ***

Biggest Disappointment

Prometheus ***

Worst Film

Magic Mike **1/2

Citizen Kane (1941) *****

Miami Connection (1987) ***1/2