February saw a return to the cinema for screenings, with 10 cinema trips over the 28 days in February. It’s a very busy month for me outside of films, so I’m reasonably happy I managed 25 films over the month. Check out my round-up of my February viewing after the jump.
Screenings refers to anything I have seen at the cinema/on the big screen.
New at home encompasses new-to-me, first-time viewings on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD/Screeners
Rewatches things I’ve seen before
Best viewing: my favourite viewing in each of the categories listed above
Apart from the ‘Best Viewing’, films are listed in the order they were viewed in.
Best viewing: West of Memphis
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
I Give It a Year
In the House
A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman
Oz: The Great and Powerful
New at Home
Best viewing: La Jetée
Three Colours: Blue
Three Colours: White
FEU par Christian Louboutin
Three Colours: Red
The Breakfast Club
The Last of the Mohicans
Best viewing: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Darjeeling Limited
West of Memphis and Cloud Atlas were highlights at the cinema in February. I had been looking forward to West of Memphis for quite some time and it didn’t disappoint. Cloud Atlas absolutely blew me away – I was quite apprehensive going into the film, but I needn’t have been. A little patience is all that was needed for an engaging and thoroughly entertaining cinema experience.
At home I finally watched the Three Colours Trilogy which I enjoyed. Unlike most people my favourite was White. I found the story to be the most entertaining and complete, and I felt real empathy for the lead. The score and photography was strong in all three films.
I also caught a few films I had been meaning to watch for some time – Michael Mann’s The Last of the Mohicans and Heat; and the classic John Hughes coming-of-age film The Breakfast Club.
Film goals for March: Rewatches on Blu-ray of some of my favourite 2012 films such as: Argo, The Master, Skyfall and Holy Motors.
New at Home: 15
By Sam McCosh