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Friday, March 29, 2013

Sean Kelly

What I Watched – March 15-28

Here is what I watched:

  • Speed – Rewatch (Cinema) – Definitely a film meant to be seen on the big screen.
  • Leviathan – First Viewing (Cinema) – Best thing I can say is that the film didn’t make me vomit.
  • The Face of Another – First Viewing (Cinema) – A delightfully weird and surreal morality tale.
  • A Colt is My Passport – First Viewing (Cinema) – A Yazuka film as Western
  • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – First Viewing (Cinema) – I liked it.
  • Ondine – First Viewing (Netflix) – It was an OK fantasy/drama, however a somewhat more interesting version of the Selkie legend can be found in John Sayles' 1994 film The Secret of Roan Inish.
  • Greedy Lying Bastards – First Viewing (Cinema) – Left wing propaganda about right wing propaganda
  • The Mask – Rewatch (Cinema) – The effects are getting a bit dated, but it’s still fun.
  • Canadian Film Fest: The Storm Within – First Viewing (Cinema) – Quite an effective revenge thriller
  • The Iron Giant – First Viewing (Cinema) – Wow…Just Wow
  • Canadian Film Fest: Please Kill Mr. Know It All – First Viewing (Cinema) – Very sitcomy and cliched romantic comedy.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Rewatch (Cinema) – They don’t make films like this anymore.
  • Canadian Film Fest: The Disappeared – First Viewing (Cinema) – Interesting story about survival on a lifeboat
  • Canadian Film Fest: Skull World – First Viewing (Cinema) – A very entertaining documentary.
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch – First Viewing (Cinema) – Turned out to be quite entertaining.
  • Canadian Film Fest: Mr. Viral – First Viewing (Cinema) – Wasn’t all too crazy about this one.
  • Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows – Rewatch (Cinema) – Still a powerful look behind the curtain of the “not as fake as it seems” world of pro wrestling
  • From Up on Poppy Hill – First Viewing (Cinema) - Even though this film has a much more "real world" premise than other Studio Ghibli films, there is still a lot to like about this film.
  • John Dies at the End – Rewatch (Cinema) – Understood the film much better the second time around.
  • Annie Hall – First Viewing (Blu-Ray) – OK film, though I was somewhat confused by the non-chronological telling of the story

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

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).