The Month in Film: April 2013
Removing the four movies I held over from March, April has been a crazy month for my film viewing. I watched almost ten movies more than I did in March and reviewed almost all of them. Let’s look at what I watched this month, and give you a chance to check out any reviews you might have missed.
1. Tension (Holdover from March)
2. Topper* (Holdover from March)
3. Beyond the Sea* (Holdover from March)
3. Topper Takes a Trip (Holdeover from March)
4. Fear (1954)
6. The Exorcist*
11. Roxie Hart
13. Halloween (1978)
16. The Sapphires
19. A Haunted House
23. The Fury
24. The Great Mouse Detective*
25. The Host (2013)
27. Alpha Dog*
28. The Central Park Five
29. The Invisible Woman
30. The Place Beyond the Pines
33. Oliver & Company*
35. The Creature Walks Among Us
37. Golden Hoofs
38. Wild Child
39. The Ghost Ship
39 films watched in April – 35 if you remove the holdovers from March (up 13 from March)
9 were rewatches
30 were first-time viewings!
3 were theatrical releases
Top 5 Favorite Classic Films of the Month:
1. The Song of Bernadette
4. Stella Dallas
5. Man of a Thousand Faces
Favorite Theatrical Film of the Month: The Sapphires. An adorable movie about an Aboriginal girl-group with a rollicking soundtrack. Check it out if it comes to your town!
Worst Film of the Month: Either The Host OR Wild Child. Both movies making me believe teenage girls need to go to their own island, forever!
Biggest Disappointment of the Month: The Place Beyond the Pines. Good, but too overloaded with material to make it great.
Movies Worth Seeking Out: The Sapphires, The Central Park Five
Kristen Lopez View All
A freelance film critic whose work fuels the Rotten Tomatoes meter. I've been published on The Hollywood Reporter, Remezcla, and The Daily Beast. I've been featured in the L.A. Times. I currently run two podcasts, Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business.
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