Archive for May, 2012

Movie Tally 2012: Yellow Submarine (1968)

Movie Tally 2012Yellow Submarine (1968)

Directed by George Dunning

Viewed: 5/12/2012 (@ Alamo Drafthouse Village in Austin, TX)

Beautiful restoration with vastly improved audio.

    4.5 out of 5


Movie Tally 2012: Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Movie Tally 2012Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Directed by John Milius

Viewed: 5/11/2012 (@ Alamo Drafthouse Ritz in Austin, TX)

Still entertaining as hell and gorgeous in 35mm. What is best in life?

    4.5 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Gojira (1954)

Movie Tally 2012Gojira (1954)

Directed by Ishiro Honda

Viewed: 5/10/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Watched bits and pieces on TV as a kid but finally got a chance to watch the whole thing. Much more than just a monster movie, Gojira is dark commentary on postwar Japan. It also happens to be quite entertaining and more frightening than I remember it being.

    4.5 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

Movie Tally 2012Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

Directed by Banksy

Viewed: 5/9/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Might be the most rewatchable and enjoyable documentary of all time.  I find something new every time and the themes resonant just as strong each time.

    5.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Movie Tally 2012Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Directed by Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali

Viewed: 5/9/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Insane, bizarre and absolutely incredible.

    5.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: My Man Godfrey (1936)

Movie Tally 2012My Man Godfrey (1936)

Directed by Gregory La Cava

Viewed: 5/9/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Very fun and funny screwball comedy with a message that still holds up even after all this time. William Powell is insanely good as the titular character.

    4.5 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: The Trial (1962)

Movie Tally 2012The Trial (1962)

Directed by Orson Welles

Viewed: 5/8/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

A bizarre film about the complicated nature of law and the judicial system. I liked it, I’m not sure I completely understood it though. Perkins is awesome as usual.

    3.5 out of 5