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31 August 2011

My Summer with Movies: An Overview

Well this summer I have watched more films than I ever have in the amount of time. I watched at least 120 films and reviewed at least 85% of them. Overall about 90 of the films are new to me. Yet, there are several films I have yet to see, like the classic "The Godfather" and "Gone Wit the Wind". I own both and I will have to see them soon. My film knowledge and passion has certainly expanded this summer with so many new things. Silent films, international films, more classics, more modern films and even bad films. 

I also thank everyone who has commented on my reviews and posts and have taken part in the bracket competitions I set up. Although I do not write just for people to read, you have all encouraged me to continue writing. I want to inform the world of my passion and what I think of films, whether it telling you how brilliant one is, or how bad. That is the world of film criticism. Here is a collaboration of mini lists of films I have seen this summer in no order (old and new to me). The starting point is this  because it is the day my school term ended.> From June 16 to August 30.
The 11 Best Silent Films:
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • City Lights
  • Nosferatu: Symphony of Horror
  • Metropolis
  • The Gold Rush
  • The Last Laugh
  • Safety Last
  • Modern Times
  • Greed
  • The Kid
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

6 Worst Films I Watched:
  • Puppet Master
  • Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
  • Eragon
  • Grease 2
  • Puppet Master 2
  • The Next Karate Kid 

5 Best Films of 2011 so far:
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Super 8
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Captain America: The First Avenger


3 Worst Films of 2011:
  • Big Momma's: Like Father, Like Son
  • The Smurfs
  • Sucker Punch
5 Best Comedies (for laughter):
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Modern Times
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Duck Soup
  • City Lights

4 Great Sci-Fi Films:
  • Forbidden Planet
  •  Akira
  • Videodrome 
  • Gremlins

5 Best Musicals:
  • Singin In the Rain
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Cabaret
  • The Sound of Music
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street



The Top 4 Animated Films:
  • Akira
  • Wall-E
  • Cars
  • Fritz the Cat
*I didn't watch very many animated films this summer.*

5 Best Mystery & Suspense Films 
  • Psycho
  • M
  • Frenzy
  • Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror
  • The Silence of the Lambs  

    Other Notable Viewings:
    The General: 8.5/10
    Videodrome: 7./10
    Rope: 9/10
    Basket Case: 7/10
    A Star is Born: 9/10
    Run Lola run (to be reviewed)
    West Side Story: 9/10
    All That Jazz: 8.5/10
    Le Voyage Dans La Lune: No Rating
    Gremlins: 8/10
    Limelight: (To be reviewed)
    127 Hours: 8.5/10
    The Toxic Avenger: 6.5/10
    Puppet Master: 2.5/10
    Fritz the Cat: 7/10
    Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (To be reviewed)
    The Pixar Story: 8.5/10
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: 9/10
    Un Chien Andalau: 8/10
    Sherlock Jr: 8/10
    Inception: 9/10


    Total Film viewings this summer: 117 (Approx)
    Of course there were plenty of other films I seen but those were just a few I thought I would mention. Thanks for taking a look at this post, it has been a great summer for films. If you want to, you can go check out the reviews for all the films up there (about 3 of them are awaiting a review).


    1 comment:

    1. That is quite the impressive list of films you've seen in a short time.

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