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A Handful of Films: May 2016 in Films

May was another slow month for me. I think once I get more adjusted to my move (and actually get completely unpacked!) I’ll get more into the groove of watching films again. I only saw  10 (ten!) new-to-me movies in May. Although I did a lot of re-watching; revisiting films I hadn’t seen in year like Girl, Interrupted reminded me why it meant so much to 20-something me and Autumn In New York reminded me that it is still not a very good film. I also re-watched favorites such as Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Longest Day, The Best Years of Our Lives, and The Big Parade. I’m also thisclose to finishing my Mad About You complete series re-watch before my 30th birthday. Lastly, I revamped my 100 Favorite Movies (As Of Right Now) list. As always, you can see everything I watched in May after the cut.


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Movie Quote of the Day – Miss Julie, 2014 (dir. Liv Ullmann)


Miss Julie: Are you ever afraid to hear that you’re no longer wanted? That you don’t belong?
John: I shared a bed with my little brother, and one morning, when I was eight, I woke up and found him dead beside me. I saw death for the first time and yes, I was afraid. But not in the way you’re talking about.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Recruit, 2003 (dir. Roger Donaldson)


James Clayton: The Iwo Jima Memorial… this where you tell me about duty and sacrafice?
Walter Burke: No. This is where I have my breakfast burrito.

Movie Quote of the Day – The New World, 2005 (dir. Terrence Malick)


John Smith: There’s something I know when I’m with you. . .that I forget when I’m away.

Movie Quote of the Day – Miami Vice, 2006 (dir. Michael Mann)


Isabella: Once I had a fortune, it said: “Live now. Life is short. Time is luck”.
Det. James ‘Sonny’ Crockett: You got assets somewhere? Insurance?
Isabella: Why?
Det. James ‘Sonny’ Crockett: Things go wrong. The odds catch up. Probability is like gravity: you cannot negotiate with gravity. One day. . .one day you should just cash out, you know? Just cash out and get out.
Isabella: Yeah?
Det. James ‘Sonny’ Crockett: Yeah. As far and as fast as you can.
Isabella: Would you find me?
Det. James ‘Sonny’ Crockett: Yes, I would.

Movie Quote of the Day – Ask The Dust, 2006 (dir. Robert Towne)


Arturo Bandini: Well, the night before I met her, I was in my hotel room on Bunker Hill down in the very middle of Los Angeles. It was called the Alta Loma. It was built on a hillside in reverse so that the main floor was on a level with the street. My room was down on the fifth floor so that my window was on a level with the green hillside, and there was no need for a key. The window was always open. I’d been going over the plans I’d made, since I’d come here like everyone else in search of fortune, fame, good health and glamorous women. Only I was going to be different. I wasn’t here to search for my future. I was here to create it. I’d write the first great novel about this place and everybody who came here from somewhere else. “The Road to Los Angeles” by Arturo Bandini. It would bring me everything I ever wanted. Now, after five months, I was trying to make a very important decision. What to do with my last nickel.

Movie Quote of the Day – Minority Report, 2002 (dir. Steven Spielberg)


John Anderton: Why don’t you cut the cute act, Danny boy, and tell me what it is you’re looking for?
Danny Witwer: Flaws.
John Anderton: There hasn’t been a murder in six years. There’s nothing wrong with this system it is…
Danny Witwer: Perfect I agree, but there’s a flaw. It’s human.

Movie Quote of the Day – Ondine, 2009 (dir. Neil Jordan)


Ondine: I don’t want to see anyone.
Syracuse: Will I just disappear then?
Ondine: I don’t mind seeing you.
Syracuse: “You don’t mind seeing me.” That’s nice.
Ondine: Say again?
Syracuse: Most people do.
Ondine: Well, I don’t.
Syracuse: Why not?
Ondine: Because. . .you fished me from the water.

“Winter’s Bone” Named Best Film By San Diego Film Critics

This is the first critic group to name Winter’s Bone best film over The Social Network. They also named Jennifer Lawrence Best Actress and John Hawkes Best Supporting Actor. Also Colin Farrell was named Best Actor for Ondine, one of my favorite films of the year.

Best Film –


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Zero-Time Academy Award Nominees – 20 of the Best Contemporary Actors Who’ve Never Been Nom’d For Oscar

I decided to do this list in alphabetic order, by last name. These are some 20 contemporary actors who have yet to be nominated for an Academy Award and who, in my opinion, deserve to be.

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