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Monday, May 27, 2013

Sean Kelly

What I Watched – May 7-26

Time to relaunch my weekly log of the films I watched, which will now have an easier to read format.  It’s been six weeks since my last post, so I am going to save myself a lot of trouble and just post the films I saw after Hot Docs ended (you can always see my full log over on Letterboxd).

Theatrical Screenings

  • Iron Man 3 – It was an OK enough film, though the characterization of The Mandarin lost some points for me.
  • Room 237 (rewatch) – These people are crazy.
  • The Shining (rewatch) – Great on the big screen.
  • The Great Gatsby - For better or for worse, this is very much a Baz Luhrmann film.
  • Star Trek into Darkness - I overall liked the film, however it was very obvious at times that Abrams would rather be making a Star Wars film.
  • Dazed and Confused (rewatch) – This film has grown on me through rewatches.
  • The Rep - A very interesting look into the poor state of repertory cinemas, using the case study of the Toronto Underground Cinema.
  • The Hangover Part III – An enjoyable conclusion to the trilogy

Blu-Ray

  • Skyfall (rewatch) – The film sure looks pretty.
  • Due Date (rewatch) – The dog still cracks me up.

Netflix

  • Chronicle - Even though the film's first act was almost cringe-worthy, this turned out to be one of the most unique and interesting found footage films I've seen.

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).