November’s movies, reviewed

Singin' in the RainI have watched 18 films this November (that’s slightly below my 2012 average of ~20 per month). The earliest was from 1952, most of them came out in the last two years, for an average release year of 2003. The shortest movie ran 76 minutes, the longest 143 (averaging at 106 minutes). I had seen two of the movies before.

Twelve were English language films, two french, one each in German, Farsi, and Spanish. One with audio commentary, none dubbed.

Went to the cinema four times, watched another 13 movies projected at home. So just one movie on the small screen.

I loved nine out of the 18 movies, liked eight, hated one.

Half of the films were directed by women.

And here are, somewhat arbitrarily, my Top 5 movies for November 2012, of those I hadn’t seen before:

  1. Coriolanus” (Ralph Fiennes, 2011)
  2. Singin’ in the Rain” (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1952)
  3. Polisse” (Maïwenn, 2011)
  4. Abel” (Diego Luna, 2012)
  5. Women Without Men” (Shirin Neshat, 2009)

Fun fact: The Top 4 were all directed by actors, the Top 3 by actors who also appeared in the movie. Coincidence? Yes.

Favorite film I had seen before: “The Blues Brothers.”

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