Posted by: ckckred | June 1, 2017

May 2017 Round-Up

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Although I didn’t see as many films this month as I did during April, I caught a good share of movies in May, including several classic features I saw for the first time (AliThe Puppetmaster, and Yesterday Girl), two new releases (David Lynch: The Art Life and Alien: Covenant), and three rewatches (In the Mood for LoveDrive, and The Killer).

Yesterday Girl (Kluge, 1966)

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Fassbinder, 1974)

David Lynch: The Art Life (Nguyen, 2017)

Jeanne Dielman (Akerman, 1975)

Duvidha (Kaul, 1973)

Whisper of the Heart (Kondō, 1995)

The Horse Thief (Zhuangzhuang, 1986)

The Puppetmaster (Hou, 1993)

Drive (Refn, 2011)*

He Who Gets Slapped (Sjöström, 1924)

Police Story (Chan, 1985)

The Killer (Woo, 1989)*

All That Heaven Allows (Sirk, 1955)

Alien: Covenant (Scott, 2017)

Aliens (Cameron, 1986)

In the Mood for Love (Kar-wai, 2000)*

Like last month, I enjoyed a majority of the movies I saw over the past 31 days, particularly He Who Gets Slapped (which I watched with a live piano accompaniment), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, and Jeanne Dielman.  At over 200 minutes, Jeane Dielman may be a difficult sell for some viewers, but I found it to be hypnotically captivating in its entirety. I also finally managed to catch Aliens for the first time, which I found to be thoroughly enjoyable and had liked almost as much as the original.

*: Denotes a film I had previously seen.

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