MOVIES I WATCHED IN JANUARY

  1. The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Wow.
  2. Carol
    Amazing acting, production design, and costuming. Far too slow moving for me but I couldn't see it working any other way.
  3. Intolerable Cruelty
    Preparing for the end to the Numbskull Trilogy! Great acting, some incredibly well-crafted jokes. Enjoyable but lacks the impact of better Coen movies.
  4. Knocked Up
    Fine. I think it could have benefited from the distance of a few years on Apatow's part and Heigl is miscast, but it's funny.
  5. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
    An Emotional Honest Sucker-Punch
  6. Meet the Patels
    Funny and intelligent
  7. Sleeping With Other People
    Gave up watching Meet Me in Saint Louis and rewatched this instead. Funny and affecting. I was really impressed by the director's other film, Bachelorette, as well.
  8. La Jetée
    Um...wow.
  9. Heavenly Creatures
    Meh
  10. Adult World
    Fine
  11. Anomalisa
    Spoilers Okay, Kaufmann is clearly a great writer and he clearly knows what I expect from him--a weird meditation on humanity. He wouldn't give me that. He's killing his darlings and I respect him for it, but I like his darlings. It's a story of loneliness, of desperation, of connection, of self-destruction. Its refusal to be what I want to be is frustrating and reflects the protagonist's relationship with the other lead. Ugh!!! Most depressing movie I've ever watched.