The Cinematic Highlights of March 2015

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This month I had 18 first-time viewings. Once again, it was mostly 2014 catch-up, but I snuck in there a couple of older titles that I had wanted to watch for a while, as well as my first 2015 film (though it had it’s world premiere almost a year ago at Cannes). It was mostly a good month. There were only a couple of stinkers, and a few great ones. The rest were good, though I’m sure I will grow to love a couple of those a bit more over time.

Top 10

  1. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, 1942)
  2. Song of the Sea (Tomm Moore, 2014)
  3. Watership Down (Martin Rosen, 1978)
  4. Don’t Look Now (Nicolas Roeg, 1973)
  5. It Follows (David Robert Mitchell, 2015)
  6. Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, 2014)
  7. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her (Ned Benson, 2014)
  8. St. Vincent (Theodore Melfi, 2014)
  9. A Walk Among the Tombstones (Scott Frank, 2014)
  10. Penguins of Madagascar (Simon J. Smith, Eric Darnell, 2014)

Best Re-watch: There Will Be Blood, Big Hero 6

The Worst: The Equalizer

Superlatives

Best Director: Nicolas Roeg, Don’t Look Now

Best Actor: James McAvoy, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him | Bill Murray, St. Vincent | Chadwick Boseman, Get On Up

Best Actress: Claudette Colbert, The Palm Beach Story | Julie Christie, Don’t Look Now | Jessica Chastain, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her

Best Supporting Actor: Rudy Vallée, The Palm Beach Story

Best Supporting Actress: Naomi Watts & Melissa McCarthy, St. Vincent

Best Screenplay: The Palm Beach Story

Best Cinematography: Don’t Look Now | Interstellar | It Follows

Best Costume Design: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Best Production Design: Interstellar

Best Music: It Follows | Interstellar | Song of the Sea

 Go to Letterboxd for complete rankings for the month

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