As opposed to other months, I saw a good deal of truly great films. I hope you enjoy the following folks.
Beverly Hills Cop ~ Murphy shines in perhaps his most recognizable role in his filmography.
It Happened One Night ~ Romantic 1930s film starring Clark Gable. It’s good fun.
Broadway Danny Rose ~ Another Allen gem in which he plays the most dedication manager in cinematic history. Three S’s
Art School Confederation ~ A quirky flick recommended by Matt Singer of IFC, that’s often peculiar, but perceptive.
Husbands and Wives ~ Part film, part documentary, it’s unsure what kind of film Allen had in mind here. Perplexing piece.
Humpday ~ An incredibly silly plot that manages to harness a genuinely touching relationship between two old friends.
Cinderella Man ~ A typically agreeable and wholly uplifting period piece that chronicles the return of an aging boxer.
Hannah Takes the Stairs ~ And that’s about it.
Woody Allen Documentary Part 1 & 2 ~ Necessary documentary for any true fan of master Woody Allen.
Crimes and Misdemeanors ~ Allen’s darkest film (that I’ve seen) – equally chilling and philosophically adept.
Reality Bites ~ 90s romance/drama through and through. Stiller in a watchable film? Surprise, surprise.
What About Bob? ~ What about Bill Murray’s career? Groundhog Day? Lost In Translation?
12 Angry Men ~ Perhaps the greatest directorial debut in the history of cinema.
BASEketball ~ Stone and Parker should stick to South Park.
His Girl Friday ~ Fast talking, quick witted, and romanticized journalism at its finest.
The Maltese Falcon ~ The awe continues.
Drive ~ Still worthy of the attention I gave it. It’s even more interesting about a second viewing.
Moneyball ~ Surprised by how much I enjoyed the film more upon a second viewing.
My Week With Marilyn ~ Simplistic, yet affectionate. Unlike its protagonist.
Psycho ~ She wouldn’t even hurt a fly.
Annie Hall ~ Allen’s masterpiece is becoming my favorite film ever created. Romantic, thoughtful, insightful, hilarious, cultural references aplenty, cynicism afloat, and love in the air.
Rudy ~ Extremely unimpressive and underwhelming football film that receives far too much recognition.
Bridesmaids ~ Nope, still not funny.
Coriolanus ~ People die. Politics live on.
This Means War ~ A lighthearted, enjoyable action/comedy affair.
The Lorax ~ Embargo. Embargo. Embargo.
Project X ~ Again … embargo, embargo, embargo.
Act of Valor ~ This is what you receive when mixing an ad to join the army with a game of Call of Duty.
Chronicle ~ Shot in “lost footage” documentary format, Chronicle‘s initial promise quickly dwindles into superficial action.
The Grey ~ An unexpectedly harrowing and existential mainstream endeavor.
Safe House ~ Denzel in another action picture. Unfortunately, it misses the mark with its faulty narrative.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island ~ The first bad film of 2012 has arrived.
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace ~ Only worth watching if one’s a diehard fan of the Star Wars mantra.
Films Seen: 33
Films Seen in 2012: 62
Films Reviewed in February: 13
What did you folks watch this past month?