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First Viewings in 2011

by Dav I.D.
What a mish-mash! Only about half of these did I find good or better: I’m not one to turn down an opportunity to watch a film. If there’s something that happens to be on browsing TV, friends are interested, or it looks particularly bad/campy…why not. As an aspiring filmmaker, I’ve learned you have to watch the bad ones too. That said, I think the worst films are generally the ones that are mediocre in quality, as they offer little that is enjoyable overall, in either an honest way or an ironic way. Films awarded 5 stars after 1st viewing (subject to change after 2nd viewing, or simply as time passes): Exit Through the Gift Shop… Read more

What a mish-mash!
Only about half of these did I find good or better: I’m not one to turn down an opportunity to watch a film.
If there’s something that happens to be on browsing TV, friends are interested, or it looks particularly bad/campy…why not.

As an aspiring filmmaker, I’ve learned you have to watch the bad ones too.
That said, I think the worst films are generally the ones that are mediocre in quality, as they offer little that is enjoyable overall, in either an honest way or an ironic way.

Films awarded 5 stars after 1st viewing (subject to change after 2nd viewing, or simply as time passes):
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
Black Narcissus
Black Dynamite
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Biutiful
Certified Copy
The Tree of Life
Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal
13 Assassins
Infernal Affairs II
Adagio
In the Mood for Love
Rebel Without a Cause
The Piano Teacher
The King of Comedy

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