In order of viewing:
1) Barry Lyndon  – 8/10
5) Grand Illusion  – 8/10
8) Solaris  – 6/10
9) The Passion of Joan of Arc – 10/10
13) Ikiru  – 9/10
14) The Bridge on the River Kwai  – 8/10
16) Gone with the Wind  – 8/10
Video Games Completed:
1) Stick It to The Man! [2013, PS Vita] – 8/10
* denotes rewatched
Best of the Month: Not only is The Passion of Joan of Arc the best film I watched last month, it is also my favorite from the entire 50 Movies Project. For recent films, both The Hunt and Nebraska impressed me quite a bit.
Worst of the Month: Brian de Palma’s Passion is an awful, awful film. Aside from a few stylish touches, it plays out as a generic, made-for-TV 90’s sleazefest. Rachel McAdams comes across as a weak ripoff of her Mean Girls persona, and Noomi Rapace is completely out of her element. Just think, this is from the same guy who directed the original Carrie.
And that’s a wrap for 2013! For the year, I watched 221 films, finished 43 video games (including DLC content), read 3 books and completed 20 TV show seasons. It was a fun year, but I highly doubt I will be able to sustain those numbers in 2014.
Stay tuned later this week for the grand finale of this year’s project!