moviesandsongs365 in 2012

My resolution for the new year is not to let blogging control my life. I want to focus on other things, so that means I will post reviews more sporadically, and maybe no film write-ups at all for the next few months.

Its still my intention to catch up on 2011 films I haven't got to yet, and post my top 10 films from 2011 soon.

Later in 2012, I plan to post a Lars Von Trier film review blogathon, and also review each part of Kieslowski's highly-acclaimed The Decalogue (1988). Further, I hope to write about several of Douglas Sirk's films, but that's a bit more up in the air, depending on if I read the interview book Sirk on Sirk edited by Jon Halliday.
Other incomplete film reviews on the horizon are: Titanic (1997), We Need To Talk About Kevin, Black Swan, American Psycho (2000), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Painted Veil, Collateral (2004), The Matrix, V for Vendetta, Tape, The Exorcist, Silence of the Lambs, Leonard Cohen : I’m your man, The Big Chill, Mother and child, The Reader, One flew over the cukoos nest, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish, Terminator 2, Stars Wars Trilogy, Back To The Future Trilogy, Juno, My Dog Tulip, Worlds Fastest Indian, Elizabethtown, The Shipping News, Reign Over Me, The Squid and the Whale, Marty (1955), Lost In Translation, Requiem for a dream, Me and you and everyone we know, Dummy (2002), The boy with the green hair, Educating Rita, Slumdog millionaire, etc.
Foreign-language film reviews in future: The Road Home (2000), Zerkalo (1975), Spring, summer, fall, winter…and spring (2003), The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979), etc.

On the music front, songs for your iPod is not so time-consuming, and refues to die, so that will continue, and keep the blog afloat. The Radio Dept. is a band I love, and a songathon in appreciation of them is something I have in the pipeline.
Nick Drake, Massive Attack, The Flaming Lips, Joy Division, The Cure, Roxy Music, Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, Feist, Wareham & Philips, David Gray, Johnny Cash & Rick Rubin's American Recordings, Sebastien Tellier, School of Seven Bells, Joan As Police Woman, Beck, Destroyer, The National, Julee Cruise, Elton John (70s), Moby, and The New Pornographers are other artists I want to listen to everything they've done (in several cases I already have), and share my favourites here on the blog. I hope you will join me on that journey.
If you have any artists you would like me to explore, let me know in the comments, and I will definitely consider them, if the music is to my taste.

In the mean time, you can catch up on 2011 music, I put a lot of effort into my year-end music lists below, which I will continue to update from time to time.

Happy New Year everyone!

from Chris, movies and songs 365


  1. Don't worry about not posting so much! It's your blog, so you are of course entitled to post when you feel like it. After all, our outside-of-the-internet lives should come first, really!

    Looking forward to seeing what you have in store, though. (Particularly the music side of things!)

  2. I have to agree with Cherokee, I too have to let go of blogging a little bit.
    Interesting plans for this year, Chris. Would like to know your opinions about Elizabethtown, Requiem for a dream and Black Swan.
    I hope we all could blog happily (with no burden, I mean).

  3. I think my own blogging will get sporadic once uni starts back, as I'll have less and less time to watch films. I love film, but this is a hobby rather than anything else, so no matter if you think your posting will drop off! Like Cherokee says, it's your blog!
    Looking forward to that Silence of the Lambs review though, it's one of my favourite movies!

  4. Happy New Year, and that is a really good resolution.
    But I try to always have it in mind anyhow.

    Your future plans sound interesting - by the way, I think you know the danish band Dúné? I'd like to hear your thoughts on them, I've been on a concert in January 2011 and just loved them ever since.

  5. @Cherokee: I agree, our outside-of-the-internet lives should come first. In a way, blogging is like having 2 lives, wasn't there a speech in The Matrix? In one life, you are Neo...Hope you enjoy the music I will share in 2012 ( :

    @Andina: From the comments, looks like this post was popular with the girls, and not so much the guys, ha ha ( :
    The only fixed review is Titanic in April due to the 3D release. The films people have mentioned in the comments I will try and review in the first 6 months of 2012.

    @Ruth: I'll continue the favourite trailer thingy sometimes. A weekly review I think is too much, as my detailed write-ups take a fair amount of time and research.

    @Mette: I should control blogging, blogging shouldn't control me. Well, I haven't actually listened to Duné, thanks for the suggestion, I'll give them a try!

    Happy New Year all.


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