November 2013- Best & Worst

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This month I thought I wouldn’t watch that many films considering it’s pretty much the end-of-semester crunch and all, but I ended up watching about my average number 20 (21 to be exact) films for the first time in addition to seven re-watches.

Overall it wasn’t a particularly strong month of film watching but there was a lot of quality stuff in there, including a few of the very best film I’ve seen all year, such as Moonstruck and Blancanieves. I also watch what’s as of now my least favorite film of the year.

I don’t have much else to say, so read-on to find out what my top 10 first-time viewings of the month are, as well as other stuff, like always.

Top 10

  1. Moonstruck (Norman Jewison, 1987)
  2. Blancanieves (Pablo Berger, 2013)
  3. It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1947)
  4. The Rabbi’s Cat (Antoine Delesvaux & Joann Sfar, 2012)
  5. Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass, 2013)
  6. The To Do List (Maggie Carey, 2013)
  7. Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (Nick Hurran, 2013)
  8. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)
  9. This is Martin Bonner (Chad Hartigan, 2013)
  10. After Earth (M. Night Shyamalan, 2013)

Honorable Mention: Alien: Resurrection

Best Re-watch: Frances Ha

The Worst: The East

Superlatives

Best Director: Pablo Berger, Blancanieves

Best Actor: Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips | James Stewart, It’s a Wonderful Life

Best Actress: Cher, Moonstruck

Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, The Way, Way Back

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave | Olympia Dukakis, Moonstruck

Best Screenplay: Moonstruck

Best Cinematography: Blancanieves | Only God Forgives

Best Costume Design: Blancanieves

Best Production Design: Blancanieves

Best Music: Blancanieves | Moonstruck

See my complete rankings for this month on Letterboxd

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