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January 2021 in Films

My watching as I dove head first into the New Year followed a few distinct phases. For the first week or so I did not have a working computer, so rather than relying on streaming I delved into the wild world of blind-bought Blu-rays that had been piling up (mostly from Kino, Twilight Time, and Criterion). You can also detect some frantic catching up on films on the Criterion Channel that expired at the end of January, films on Netflix that I had actually watched months ago back when that was my job, a deluge of screeners for Best International Oscar contenders (lots of free screenings of those popping into my inbox; I was overjoyed!), and lastly a handful of films from the Sundance Film Festival. As always, I’ll highlight a few favorites after the cut.

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Movie Quote of the Day – The Awakening, 2011 (dir. Nick Murphy)

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Florence Cathcart: A life haunted isn’t a life at all. We may as well be ghosts ourselves.

Trailer For Ben Affleck-Helmed “The Town”

I really love his directorial debut, 2007’s Gone Baby Gone, and this looks to be equally as good. It’s got an amazing ensemble cast including Affleck,  Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite, Jeremy Renner and Chris Cooper.

You can see the trailer here over at Apple. The film hits theaters on September 17th, 2010.