Saturday, May 5, 2012

April 2012 Recap

It's recap time again folks. For the interested, I've decided to drop the whole assigning each movie a percentage thing, because, honestly, it shouldn't be that hard to calculate the percentage chances a given movie has of making the next TOP 20. 8.5 = 85% chance, 3.5 = 35% chance - simple as that. So it's back to the old format...here we go.


1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die - As seen in April 2012
1) Memento (2000 - Christopher Nolan) 10/10 - One of the current front-runners for the next TOP 20.
2) Monsieur Verdoux (1947 - Charles Chaplin) 8.5/10 - I went a little overboard giving this a '10/10' last month, but it IS good.
3) Dumbo (1941 - Ben Sharpsteen) 4.5/10
4) The Lord of the Rings (2001, 2002, 2003 - Peter Jackson) 10/10 - 'nuff said.
5) Once (2006 - John Carney) 7/10
6) The Best Years of Our Lives (1946 - William Wyler) 6.5/10
7) Spring in a Small Town (1948 - Fei Mu) 4.5/10 - I have a feeling this one is going to become one of the most forgettable films I'll see from THE BOOK.
8) Yi Yi (2000 - Edward Yang) 8.5/10 - This one actually grew on me quite a bit since I saw it. I could definitely see this one getting, at least, a Ten Worth Mentioning nod.
9) No Man's Land (2001 - Danis Tanovic) 6/10
10) On the Town (1949 - Kelly, Donen) 5/10 - Fun, a few catchy tunes, but nothing worth writing home about.
11) Oldboy (2003 - Park Chan-wook) 8/10 - I think I went high because I was familiar with it and I thought it had already earned a high rating. Very good, but not '9' good.
12) Atonement (2007 - Joe Wright) 6.5/10 - I knew I should've just gone with the '6.5' to begin with. I'm such a pushover sometimes.
13) Fires Were Started (1943 - Humphrey Jennings) 3.5/10 - Inspirational, but again, no need to get out the stationery for this one either.
14) La Vie en rose (2007 - Olivier Dahan) 6.5/10 - I appreciated the education more than the actual film.

Aaaaand I saw nothing else this month. Expect me to start steamrolling through THE BOOK in May as we reach the halfway mark of this 100. I'll have a "City of God" review ready for you guys by tomorrow night. See ya then!

May 5, 2012  9:53pm

1 comment:

  1. Lowes48SuperstarMay 5, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    I'm jacked for this TOP 20, because it'll be interesting to see how Memento stacks up in your mind against the rest of the 100, mainly because Memento is my favourite movie of all time

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