May 312013


As expected May was not a very busy month film-wise for me. I managed 21 films (the same as April), with 12 of those at the cinema. It was an extremely strong month at the cinema however, with The Rocket, The Place Beyond the Pines and Only God Forgives all receiving 4.5/5 stars. Sadly The Great Gatsby was not one of the highlights. I had been looking forward to seeing it, however I found it to be a bloated showy mess, that lacked any real emotion punch. Only God Forgives was a personal highlight, as it was my most anticipated film for 2012 and subsequently 2013. Thankfully it did not disappoint. Check out my May film round-up 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: are obviously 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: The Rocket

The Place Beyond the Pines
The Big Wedding
Star Trek: Into Darkness
A Place for Me
The Hangover Part III
Only God Forgives
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks
The Great Gatsby



New at Home

Best viewing: Blackfish

Girl Model
The Fountain
A River Changes Course
Mistaken for Strangers




Best viewing: The Meaning of Life



With Sydney Film Festival starting on June 5, I expect to watch double the number of films in June than I did this month. I have just under 30 booked in at the festival, and then there is the rest of the month….

I can’t wait to bring you extensive Sydney Film Festival coverage. Please drop by, read, comment and share. Happy film watching all!

2013 totals
Screenings: 45
New at Home: 44
Rewatches: 28
Total: 117

By Sam McCosh