Monday, November 26, 2012

Roundup of Recent Movies I've Seen

The Color Wheel, dir. Alex Ross Perry (B)
Holy Motors, dir. Leos Carax (B)
Skyfall, dir. Sam Mendes (B-)
Smashed, dir. James Ponstadt (C)

I'll elaborate more maybe later, but I haven't had time to formulate full reviews.

2 comments:

Quirky BookandFilmBuff said...

I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on these movies. Holy Motors sounds interesting but very strange. I'll probably pass on Skyfall, as I am not particularly a Bond fan.

I've been looking forward to Smashed -- it sounds like the kind of movie I'd really like. It's a shame it only earned a "C" rating from you. :-) I'll be looking for your review.

I hadn't heard of The Color Wheel before.

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