Posted on 09/23/12 03:01 PM | Last edited on 09/23/12 03:01 PM
WEEKLY FILM LIST (2 WEEKS):
1. The Master (2012) - 5/5
2. Cosmopolis (2012) - 2/5
3. Killer Joe (2012) - 4.5/5
4. The Cabin in the Woods (2012) - 2.5/5
5. Le Samourai (1967) - 5/5 (2nd viewing secured TOP 100 position)
6. Atlantic City (1981) - 4/5
7. Week End (1967) - 5/5
8. Inland Empire (2006) - 4/5
9. The Innocents (1961) - 4/5
Highlights - First things first, The Master (more like Master-piece) holds monumental performances at the direction of the gifted PTA and hooks us on his inquisitive, brave material. My #1 of 2012 as of now. Phoenix and Hoffman will both mystify and impress you.
Killer Joe is one of the most brutal and yet artistically admirable films I've ever seen. Sit back and watch McConaughey transform in to a true contender. Friedkin is back!
Le Samourai is sensational and with this 2nd viewing, it solidified what I already knew: this film is special. The acting, the feel, the ideas are all clockwork perfect.
Week End is inching wards my #1 Godard but any way you slice it, it is unequaled film making. From the long shot of the accident to the final words it seduces wildly.
Not so much - Cabin in the Woods is loved my most but I don't blindly follow the pack. It was preposterous and reminded me of all the pitiful Friday the 13th sequels combined with a reasonably fresh twist on The Truman Show. Can't recommend, let's move on.
Cosmopolis is unforgivable dialog driven dribble. I love so much of Cronenberg's work but despite all the love, I still KNOW that he's hit or miss. His latest is mind-numbingly pointless and one of the worst films I've seen this year. Such potential makes the outcome even worse. Sorry David.
***Expecting a baby and Football season hasn't crippled my film watching too, too much***