2006 log (2)

(1 Feb) Corpse Bride (2005, Tim Burton) 46
[ Part of the Directors Series ]

(2 Feb) Gilmore Girls 1.8 (2000) [ review ]


(4 Feb) Curious George (2006, Matthew O’Callaghan) 40
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(4 Feb) La Saison des amours (2006, Jean-François Caissy) 48
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(6 Feb) Que Dieu bénisse l’Amérique (2006, Robert Morin) 42
[ What a letdown. I usually love Morin’s work and there are some enjoyably grotesque touches here, but overall this feels like a bad episode of Vice Caché, with a muddled whodunit and a half-assed 9/11 metaphor thrown in. ]

(6 Feb) Gilmore Girls 1.9-1.13 (2000) [ review ]

(9 Feb) Escape to Canada (2006, Albert Nerenberg) 57
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(9 Feb) Gilmore Girls 1.14 (2001) [ review ]

(11 Feb) Gilmore Girls 1.15 (2001) [ review ]

(13 Feb) Pollux – Le manège enchanté (2006, Jean Duval) 63
[ Reviewed for Voir ]


“A BOY AND HIS ERECTION”
(13 Feb) l’avion (2005, Cédric Kahn) 29 [ first viewing: w/o ]
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(13 Feb) Gilmore Girls 1.16-1.18 (2001) [ review ]

(14 Feb) Spymate (2006, Robert Vince) [ review ] 44

(14 Feb) Gilmore Girls 1.19 (2001) [ review ]

(15 Feb) Gilmore Girls 1.20 (2001) [ review ]

(16 Feb) Gilmore Girls 1.21 (2001) [ review ]

(17 Feb) West Side Story (1961, Robert Wise) [ review ] 95

(20 Feb) Gilmore Girls 2.1-2.4 (2001) [ review ]


(21 Feb) Sin City (2005, Robert Rodriguez) [ review ] 92

(23 Feb) Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages (2005, Michel Ocelot) 65
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(23 Feb) Gilmore Girls 2.5-2.6 (2001) [ review ]


(24 Feb) Tsotsi (2006, Gavin Hood) 84
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(25 Feb) Madea’s Family Reunion (2006, Tyler Perry) 27
[ You know, this wasn’t so bad. It wasn’t good, mind, but it wasn’t quite the abomination I expected. The Madea character (played by writer-director Perry in drag) is spectacularly unfunny and there’s a lot of boring soap opera melodrama, sappy rom-com and pseudo-Christian “family values” preaching. So what wasn’t so bad already? Well, I liked the soul soundtrack and the two resourceful lead actresses (Rochelle Aytes and Lisa Arrindell Anderson), who do what they can with the random tonal shifts. It’s certainly better than “Bringing Down the House”, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, etc. ]


(27 Feb) These Girls (2006, John Hazlett) 31
(Caroline Dhavernas, as always: 100)
[ Read my interview with Caroline in Voir! ]

(28 Feb) Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (2006, Michel Gondry) 82
[ Part of the Directors Series ] and
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

January / March