Sunday, February 24, 2013

Oscar Wills & Wants

Here's my post where I say which movies will win and which I want to win.

To be fair, there are two films that were nominated that I didn't get the chance to see. So, you know, take my comments with a grain of salt. 

Of course it should go without saying that the Oscars are no indication of the quality of films that are released in a given year.  And yes, it's silly to make a big deal out of them. On the other hand, this is like, the one day of the year that seemingly everyone, from my parents to co-workers to random strangers on the street actually pay some attention to that past time that consumes a large part of my time 365 days a year.  So long as this is properly contextualized, I have no problem with me, or anyone else, getting into the fun of the Oscars.

The "wants" are listed in order of preference.  And for fun (always for fun, guys), I put some comments in red.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Every Movie I Saw at Sundance 2013

Here's a quick list of every film I saw at Sundance 2013.

I've bolded some that were favorites, though this is not meant to be an indication of all of my favorites, just some.

1. May in the Summer
2. Twenty Feet from Stardom
3. Crystal Fairy
4. God Loves Uganda
5. Sound City
6. Circles
7. We Are What We Are
8. Don Jon's Addiction
9. Touchy Feely
10. I Used to Be Darker
11. Cutie and the Boxer
12. Blackfish
13. Escape from Tomorrow
14. Breathe In
15. Milkshake
16. Prince Avalanche
17. Stoker
18. Before Midnight
19. The East
20. Toy's House
21. Pit Stop
22. Google and the World Brain
23. Charlie Victor Romeo
24. Blue Caprice
25. The Way Way Back
26. The Spectacular Now
27. In a World...
28. Houston
29. Lasting
30. Magic Magic
31. Kill Your Darlings
32. Interior. Leather Bar
33. Doc Shorts 1
34. Newlyweeds
35. After Tiller
36. A.C.O.D
37. 99%
38. Soldier Jane
39. Fruitvale
40. Citizen Koch
41. Valentine Road
42. Running from Crazy
43. Computer Chess
44. This Is Martin Bonner
45. kink
46. C.O.G.
47. Concussion
48. American Promise
49. The World According to Dick Cheney
50. Metro Manila
51. Blood Brother
52. Aint Them Bodies Saints              

Post Sundance 2013 - Checking In on my Festival Goals

It was a fantastic Sundance Film Festival this year - which I am only just now getting around to saying, since I was sick for almost seven days immediately following the festival.

I saw a respectable 52 films at this year's fest, got to hang with some great people I don't get to see often enough, made a ton of new friends, and hopefully did a good job overall.

Since I made a Sundance Goals list before the festival began, I will now report how I did on those, mostly to amuse my own self when I read this at some later point.

And I've posted some people pictures.