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January 2013 Notes

Created by cmiles on 1/31/2013.

Delhi Belly (2011) - A good laugh with the bonus of being set in India. Rating: 3 of 5

Cronos (1993) - A unique vampire movie written and directed by Guillermo del Toro - the story was good, but the other elements of the film seemed a bit flat to me. Rating: 3 of 5

Doc Watson and Jeff Little on the Song of the Mountain TV Show - An unexpected late night pleasure - watching them play was a joy, there was an honesty and emotional quality about the performance that was incredibly impressive and really transcended the artistry/material. Rating: 4 of 5

Silver Linings Playbook - Predictable with a few funny moments and a few sad scenes. I appreciate a good happy ending and over coming challenges - but thought that the treatment of mental illness was suspiciously, almost uncomfortably, simple/light/easy - all in the name of a happy ending I suppose... Rating: 3 of 5 (if you are in the mood for it, definitely not making any 'must watch' list)

Three Colors: Red - This film was interesting as is the series that it is from (Wikipedia: film and series) - watching this there is no question that it is an amazing piece of work with so much interest and so many details, but masterwork or not - at least on this night - I just didn't connect with it in a deeply emotional way. Rating: 4 of 5 (even though it didn't grab me it is clearly a masterpiece)


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