What I Watched – March 1-14

It’s been a while, so I’m sticking with the films I watched since the beginning of the month:

  • California Solo – First Viewing (Screener) – Has a decent performance by Robert Carlyle.
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula – First Viewing (Cinema) – Despite being faithful to the novel, the film does come off a bit cheesy.
  • Jack the Giant Slayer – First Viewing (Cinema) – I had a good time with this one.
  • Tokyo Drifter – First Viewing (Cinema) – An interesting (and sometimes humorous) Yakuza film with many elements from Westerns
  • I Am Legend – Rewatch (TV) – Caught the film halfway through.
  • Stoker – First Viewing (Cinema) – Probably my favourite film of the year so far.
  • Cronos – First Viewing (Blu-Ray) – Definitely the most heart-warming vampire film you will ever see.
  • Geometria – First Viewing (Blu-Ray) – A hilariously grotesque early short from Guillermo Del Toro.
  • Another Earth – First Viewing (Netflix) – The sci-fi plot is more a mcguffin for an indie drama about a girl’s guilt.
  • Oz: The Great and Powerful – First Viewing (Cinema) – I very much enjoyed this film.
  • The Devil’s Advocate – First Viewing (Cinema) – Worth it for the “Crazy Al Pacino” scene.
  • Ocean’s Eleven – Rewatch (TV) – Still quite enjoy this film.
  • Vertigo – First Viewing (Cinema) – Decent enough film, though I somewhat disagree with Sight and Sound’s “Top Film of All Time” ranking.
  • Following – Rewatch (Blu-Ray) – Despite the 16mm roughness, it looks great on the Criterion blu-ray.
  • Doodlebug – Rewatch (Blu-Ray) – Interesting little early short by Christopher Nolan

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).