Wednesday, 1 February 2012

January 2012 In Review

2012 kicked off with a bang this month with a diverse range of films. This month I witnessed some of the best films of all time (I actually got a new favourite film this month) as well as one of the worst. I was introduced this month to one of cinema's greatest artists, Mr Charles Chaplin, as well as exploring the work of a person who in my opinion IS cinema's greatest artist, Mr Ingmar Bergman, and other auteurs such as David Fincher, Martin Scorsese and Jason Reitman. Another trend for this month was that of Australian films. With it being Australia Day this month, I decided to watch as many Australian films as I could, and in that sense, I did well. So without further ado, here are my ratings for the films I watched in January.

 Best film of the month: Taxi Driver
Pan’s Labyrinth 5/5
Y Tu Mama Tambien 4.5/5
Taxi Driver 5/5
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009) 4/5
Up In The Air 4.5/5
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 3.5/5
Juno 4.5/5
Thank You For Smoking 4/5
Senna 4/5
Pulp Fiction 5/5
 Best film seen in the cinema: Hugo
The Room 1/5
The Game 3/5
Zodiac 4/5
Se7en 5/5
Fight Club 5/5
Panic Room  4/5
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) 4.5/5
Hugo 5/5
Modern Times 5/5
City Lights 5/5
 Biggest disappointment: Sunset Boulevard
Through A Glass Darkly 4.5/5
Winter Light 5/5
The Silence 4/5
Cape Fear 4/5
Sunset Boulevard 3/5
Drive 5/5
POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold 3/5

Biggest surprise: Run Lola Run
The Descendants 4.5/5
Horrible Bosses 3/5
Run Lola Run 4.5/5
The Kids Are All Right 4.5/5
Green Lantern 1.5/5
Black Swan 5/5
Trainspotting 5/5
 Best Australian film: Mad Max
The Book of Revelation 4/5
Wasted on the Young 4/5
Last Train To Freo 3.5/5
Somersault 4/5
Tomorrow, When The War Began 3/5
Mad Max 5/5
Australia 3/5
Beautiful Kate 4.5/5
Red Dog 4.5/5
The Black Balloon 4.5/5
 Worst film of the month: Ben and Arthur
Ben and Arthur 0/5
Beginners 4/5
Fish Tank 4/5
Submarine 4.5/5
True Grit 5/5
Underworld 2/5
Underworld: Evolution 1.5/5

Best film of the month: Taxi Driver (BEST. MOVIE. EVER!)
Worst film of the month: Ben and Arthur (WORST. MOVIE. EVER!)
Best film seen in the cinema: Hugo
Biggest surprise: Run Lola Run
Biggest Disappointment: Sunset Boulevard
Best Australian film watched this month: Mad Max

Total films watched this month: 53


  1. Wow someone saw a lot of films this month. run Lola Run is brilliant and so is Modern TImes and Taxi Driver.

    Excellent concept for a post. May I steal it?

  2. Thanks man, sure of course you can steal it :D

  3. excellent viewing choices for this month

  4. Some great selections there for this month, appears you've been on a bit of a Fincher binge