Jul 1, 2013

The Month in Movies: June 2013

Film of the Month
Tuesday, After Christmas
The best older film that I’ve seen this year; a searingly sad film about how a man’s affair with a younger woman tears his family apart. It’s a brilliantly acted and surprisingly low key drama, with a staggering centrepiece in the 15 minute break up scene in the middle of the film.

Worst of the Month
The Last Exorcism Part 2
An idiotic sequel to a film that seemed to commit suicide by illogical ending. The frights are pathetically generic, the writing abysmally poor and even Ashley Bell, so good in the first film, is lost.


I nicked these awards categories from my friend AJ, who has been asking people to fill them out each month for several years at the joblo.com message boards.

Best Actor: Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight
Best Actress: Julie Delpy – Before Midnight / Mirela Oprisor – Tuesday, After Christmas
Best Supporting Actor: Nathan Fillon – Much Ado About Nothing
Best Supporting Actress: Maria Popistasu – Tuesday, After Christmas
Best Director: Radu Mentuan – Tuesday, After Christmas / Richard Linklater – Before Midnight
Best Original Screenplay: Radu Muntean, Alexandru Baciu, Răzvan Rădulescu – Tuesday After Christmas
Best Adapted Screenplay: Joss Whedon – Much Ado About Nothing / Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy – Before Midnight
Biggest Surprise: Tourist Trap
Biggest Disappointment: Maniac Cop
Most Fucked-Up Movie: Maniac Cop
“I’m Pretty Damn Sure No One Else Has Seen This”: (and they should) In the Dark Half
“Why Is He/She Still in Movies?”: Zack Snyder – Director: Man of Steel
Best Scene: The hotel room – Before Midnight
Movie I Finally Got to Friggin’ See: Tourist Trap
Coolest Title: In the Dark Half
Hottest Lady: Maria Popistasu: Tuesday, After Christmas

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