This month I only had 16 first time viewings. It’s the most I’ve viewed in a single month since January, but it’s still lower than I wish. However, I did watch a whole lot of other things. I re-watched all the Harry Potter films, most of Wes Anderson’s films (including The Grand Budapest Hotel), and films that would be getting sequels soon. I also spent a lot of time watching TV shows. In the entirety of the month, I went through the first season of True Detective, the second season of Orange is the New Black, a few episodes of MTV’s Faking It, about half of the first season of Hannibal, and I’ve been making my way through the first blu-ray set of Ranma 1/2. So, had I not devoted so much time to TV, I probably would have watched a few more films.
Like last month, I’m not gonna do a full top 10, but I’m just going to list the worthy ones, in addition to the other goodies.
- The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 1999)
- 22 Jump Street (Phil Lord & Chris Miller, 2014)
- The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2014)
- Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Dean DeBlois, 2014)
- Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman, 2014)
- G.B.F. (Darren Stein, 2013)
Best Re-watch: The Grand Budapest Hotel | The LEGO Movie | Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Worst: Labor Day
Best Director: Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides | Phil Lord & Chris Miller, 22 Jump Street
Best Actor: Channing Tatum, 22 Jump Street | Michael J. Willet, G.B.F.
Best Actress: Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow | Kate Winslet, Labor Day
Best Supporting Actor: Ice Cube, 22 Jump Street
Best Supporting Actress: Bette Davis, The Watcher in the Woods
Best Screenplay: 22 Jump Street
Best Cinematography: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet | The Virgin Suicides | Tootsie
Best Costume Design: 22 Jump Street | The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet | G.B.F.
Best Production Design: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet | The Virgin Suicides
Best Music: G.B.F.
For complete rankings of the films I saw this month, go to Letterboxd.