Month in Review: January 2014

1. My Night at Maud’s
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2. Floating Weeds
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3. Inside Llewyn Davis
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4. Her
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5. Eraserhead
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6. No One Knows About Persian Cats
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7. Ugetsu
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8. The 39 Steps
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9. The Act of Killing
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10. Shock Corridor
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11. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
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12. The Cranes are Flying
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13. Z
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14. Germany Year Zero
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15. Amarcord
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16. Bob le Flambeur
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17. A Time for Drunken Horses
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Rewatched

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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The Lady Vanishes
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Walkabout
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3 Responses to Month in Review: January 2014

  1. Dan Heaton says:

    That’s a pretty great month of movies. What did you think of Amarcord and Bob le Flambeur?

    • James Blake Ewing says:

      I found Bob le Flambeur rather dull to me. I usually love Melville, but here everything feels cold instead of cool and neither the situations nor the characters ever drew me into the film.

      Amarcord felt way too meandering and broad to me. The narration was more annoying than anything else. I prefer the focused Fellini films with less characters like Nights of Cabiria and La Strada. I did like some of the later sequences in the films, the boys dancing outside is a wonderful sequence, but as an overall film I found it a rather tedious watch.

  2. Dan Heaton says:

    I did really enjoy Bob Le Flambeur, though I agree that it’s a pretty cold film. Amarcord has a meandering quality and moves slowly, and it mostly worked for me. I haven’t seen La Strada or Nights of Cabiria, though. My Fellini count is only three, which is pretty sad.

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