The Cinematic Highlights of July 2015

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This month I only managed to watch 15 films, and only about half of them are worth mentioning. So, I’ll just list those and do the usual shenanigans.

By the way, this month I published my long-in-the-works look back at the films of 2014, so if you haven’t read it, please do so.

Anyways…

The Best

  1. The Rose (Mark Rydell, 1979)
  2. Blackhat (Michael Mann, 2015)
  3. Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas,  2015)
  4. Cheatin’ (Bill Plympton, 2014)
  5. Sullivan’s Travels (Preston Sturgess, 1941)
  6. Ex Machina (Alex Garland, 2015)
  7. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Jaromil Jireš, 1970)
  8. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)

Best Rewatch: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Worst: Jupiter Ascending

Superlatives

Best Director: Mark Rydell, The Rose | Michael Mann, Blackhat

Best Actor: Richard Burton, Becket

Best Actress: Bette Midler, The Rose | Juliette Binoche, Clouds of Sils Maria

Best Supporting Actor: Frederic Forrest, The Rose | Oscar Isaac, Ex Machina

Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria

Best Screenplay: Clouds of Sils Maria

Best Cinematography: The Rose | Blackhat | Ex Machina

Best Costume Design: The Rose| Blackhat | Jupiter Ascending

Best Production Design: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders | Blackhat

Best Music: The Rose Cheatin’

Head on over to Letterboxd to see my complete rankings for the month.

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