Monthly links from the blogosphere: February



Josh lists 10 Things to Know Before the Oscar Ceremony

The Film Pasture Podcast ask, Do the Oscars Still Matter?

Alex Withrow briefly reviews every best picture winner

Nostra got to interview Paul Verhoeven

Shala at Life Between Films calls for film recommendations in her London In Genres blog-a-thon. The deadline for entries is March 3rd.

Mette's Snubathon blog-a-thon runs until Feb 23rd. If you want to join, hurry on over.

Sati (as usual) noticed details in The Master that I completely missed.

Dan Heaton asks, Can Star Wars Still Be Original?

David questions Should John Williams Return For Star Wars VII?

Jessica explores Motifs in Cinema 2012: Aging

Bonjour Tristesse has been covering the 2013 Berlin film Festival

Andina picks her favorites from Django Unchained soundtrack

Pete reviews the new British comedy I Give It a Year (2013). The trailer looks pretty funny.



Ben Stiller's Die Hard 12 Sketch

Erin at Riffs And Reviews asks, Is It A Classic Because It’s Actually GOOD?

Steph reviews Pan's Labyrinth

Dusty gets ponderous: Why I Still Think Pulp Fiction Sucks

Jaina reviews the beautifully shot indie movie Another Earth (2011)

Steven continues his auteurs series with a look at Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Lisa Thatcher reviews Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), a film on my 2013 blind spot list.

Niels continues his Hitchcock Marathon with a review of Strangers on a Train (1951). Another classic I have on my blind spot list.

Eric reviews Amores Perros (2000). Also on my watchlist for 2013.

Ruth's Valentine special: Spotlight on 14 Favorite Movie Couples



Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away is my favorite album of 2013 so far.
I'm also enjoying the new album The Flower Lane - Ducktails (2013)

Toren at The Ashtray Says shares his favorite songs of 2012, and includes a spotify playlist

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  1. Thank you for the link, Chris! Hope you have a great month!

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    1. @Andina: Have a great month too!

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  2. Thanks for the link love, Chris :D Always hugely appreciated.

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  3. Thanks for the link, Chris! I'm looking forward to checking out some of the other posts.

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  4. Thanks so much for the link Chris! That Ben Stiller's Die Hard 12 Sketch is a hoot and sooo spot on! Before you know it, we'll see Die Hard 12 with Bruce Willis beating up bad guys with a kane, ahah!

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    1. @Ruth: You're welcome! ahah, Die Hard 12 Sketch was pretty amusing :) I also liked Ben Stiller's Mission Impossible parody he did a while back with Tom Cruise.

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  5. Thank you for the link! Glad that my review was helpful! :)

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  6. Some cool posts here - and thanks for the linkage!
    PS: Do watch Amores Perros!

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    1. @Mette: You're welcome! Hope you find a few links you hadn't read. Amores Perros looks a bit dark, I'll give it a try.

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  7. Thanks for the link man! Fine collection of folks here.

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    1. @Alex Withrow: That was an epic post you put together, so I just HAD to link it!

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  8. Thanks so much for linking to me. And more importantly, thanks for compiling all this stuff. I've been bad about keeping up with the blogosphere...but there's so much you miss out on by doing that. Lots of talented writers and interesting viewpoints.

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    1. @Dusty McGowan: No problem! I miss out on a lot too in the blogosphere, impossible to follow everything going on in the LAMB community. I just link to the articles that I've stumbled upon and are of interest to me. I agree, lots of talented writers and interesting viewpoints.

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  9. Thanks for the link. Right now, the new My Bloody Valentine is my favorite record of the year. I've been listening to it endlessly. I don't know if I'll have a review of the album out.

    The new Nick Cave I do like as well as the new records by the Joy Formidable and Atoms for Peace. 2013 looks like it will be a good year for music.

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    1. @thevoid99: You're welcome!

      The new My Bloody Valentine LP had a few tracks I liked: New You, is this and yes, in another way.

      Glad you like Nick Cave album as well, I could see that being on my year-end list. I haven't yet listened to Joy Formidable and Atoms for Peace, thanks for the suggestions.

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  10. Thanks for the link, Chris! :) Nice roundup of links.

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    1. @Josh: You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Thanks Chris! Fine company to be in even if I am giving a positive review to a film loads of people didn't like!

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  12. @Pete: Comedy can be a love it or hate it thing. I Give It a Year (2013) has a 68% rating on rotten tomatoes so far, so not everybody disliked it :)

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  13. Thanks for the link love Chris!

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  14. I've been sort of out of touch with the blogosphere recently (my google reader has 1000+ unread posts) that I'll never catch up with, so thanks for this.

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    1. @Bonjour Tristesse: I recently unfollowed about 50% the blogs I was following. Now I can actually keep up with my google reader, and don’t have to plow through lots of posts I’m uninterested in. Blogger doesn't make it easy to unfollow,I found a different way. Might be of use to you:
      http://www.google.com/friendconnect/user/overview

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    2. Yeah I stopped using the followers widget to follow blogs a long time ago for that very reason.

      Now I just paste URLs directly into Google Reader and it makes it easy to stop following at a later date.

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    3. @Bonjour Tristesse: Manage Reading List on blogger dashboard has been down for weeks, if not months...I just checked and it's working now!

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  15. Thanks for the link, Chris! Hope you are able to see Amores Perros, too.

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    1. @Eric: I'll give Amores Perros a try, hopefully in the next few months

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  16. Great round-up! You have an eclectic collection of posts here. Thanks for the link.

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    1. @Quirky BookandFilmBuff: Thank you, you're welcome!

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  17. Thanks for the mention Chris. I just got done watching Rear Window and Vertigo back to back today. Two awesome pieces that have continued to increase my admiration for Hitchcock. Both reviews coming soon!
    I'm also preparing something prior to the Oscars, even though I'm not sure how big or small the scope will be.
    Looking forward to your next post.

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  18. @niels85: No problem! Vertigo is amazing, I can watch that every 5 years. I still have a good number of Hitchcock blind spots myself.

    Looking forward to the oscars, even though most of the categories seem to be a foregone conclusion.

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