Sadly I did not make it to theaters last month, but nevertheless I did manage to watch fifteen movies at home. Jeremy Saulnier’s brutal “Green Room” was, far and away, the very best of the newer ones. If you haven’t seen it, and you have the stomach for the frank gruesomeness of combating violent white supremacists, this movie should not be missed.
Here is the full list:
- “X2” I used to think this movie was a real achievement but on rewatch it felt surprisingly labored.
- “Trafic” More wonderment from the amazing Jacques Tati.
- “Barbarella” I’d always wanted to see this; it stank to high heaven.
- “Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto”
- “2046” Intriguing but deeply flawed follow-up to “In the Mood for Love.” My brief review here.
- “Fight Club” It’s been over a decade since I watched this and it really holds up. The best work Fincher has ever done.
- “Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island” The final battle is stunning.
- “Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple”
- “Captain Fantastic” Blech.
- “The Handmaiden” Watched it again; amazed by it again.
- “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” Sometimes you find yourself watching an Ivan Reitman film that is not “Ghostbusters.”
- “Green Room”
- “Kung Fu Panda”
- “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years”