Chicago is going well, thank you all for asking. After doing a quick overview of the month of June in cinema, I must admit that I watched some rather great movies. I was feeling a bit romantic throughout this past month, and many of selections will resemble that sensation. As always, let me know what you caught over the past 30 days. Have a safe Sunday.
The Squid and the Whale - Depicts the residual effects of divorce on children profoundly.
Adaptation. - A writer always needs to write: except when they’re afraid.
The Battle Over Citizen Kane – The tale of the rise and the fall of a great filmmaker.
Press Pause Play - Gauging contemporary cinema and technology.
The Human Centipede: Full Sequence - A truly disgusting, entirely vacuous film.
Sweet Smell of Success - Don’t worry Anna, a review will come.
After Hours - A banal Scorsese film. I never thought I’d say those words.
Dangerously Delicious: Aziz Ansari - Affable standup, Ansari has some enjoyable observations.
Weirdo: Donald Glover - Troy and Abed on Community. Yeah, it’s nothing like that show.
Moonrise Kingdom - Whimsical love story gone awry with an overdose of Anderson-quirk.
Mother and Child - Dripping with saccharine and poor, overly dramatic storytelling.
Safety Not Guaranteed - A wonderful surprise.
The Royal Tennembaums - Reaffirming that despite his newest effort, Anderson has something to say.
American Graffiti - Quintessential for every high school student and well, every person.
Adventureland - Romantic love story with intelligence. Again, what a rarity.
Easy A - Referencing the 80s every step of the way.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy – Is there a more quotable comedy of the past decade?
The Green Lantern - Sensational blu-ray quality can’t save the mediocrity of this superhero flick.
(500) Days of Summer - Like love, I both love and hate this film. Mostly love though.
Midnight In Paris - Speaking of falling in love. The Golden Age.
Project X - Blame my friends.
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted - I liked this. That is all.
Rock of Ages - Tom Cruise gives his best performance in recent years. Everything else pales in comparison.
That’s My Boy – Sandler returns to form. Make of that what you will.
Films Seen In June: 28
Films Seen In 2012: 175
Films Review In June: 11