Best Movies of 2013 (thus far):
- Warm Bodies
- Harana, a great documentary on a dying breed, the last Filipino practitioners of harana (Filipino serenade music). Congratulations: Florante Aguilar (the film’s star), Director Benito Bautista, cinematographer Peggy Peralta, and editor Chuck Gutierrez
- from the Hitchcock Festival at the Stanford Theater in Palo Alto: Strangers on a Train and Vertigo
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Justified, of course. Parade’s End.
She also got to watch four back-to-back episodes of The Walking Dead and wondered how she managed to miss the show for so long.
Worst, most excruciating movie-watching experience: Michael Haneke’s Amour (Nothing on the actors, just — how much degradation can one actually stand to see on the big screen?) and Hitchcock’s Rope (pseudo-elegant dweebs who seem to consider themselves Supermen have a dinner party — eating off a chest-converted-into-a-dirning-room-table into which they have stuffed a corpse. Jimmy Stewart shows up as a college professor who turns out to be the perfect sleuth. Self found it incredibly, incredibly dull)
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.