I watched a lot of movies over the last week, but have had no opportunity as yet to write more than a few lines on letterboxd about them as a very small grumpy old man takes up most of my free time. I hope to coordinate things better in the next week so I can write something about Paul WS Anderson’s Resident Evil movies at least, and maybe some other things as well. In the meantime I’ve been tweeting out some links to older content: this week saw a review of The Poor Little Rich Girl for Mary Pickford’s birthday and a They Shot Pictures episode for Hou Hsiao-hsien’s birthday. Also one of my favorite movies from last year is now available on Instant Netflix: Hong Sangsoo’s In Another Country. You can check out more in my Review Index or my Essay & Podcast Index.
This Week In Rankings
These are the movies I’ve watched and rewatched over the past week, along with where they place on my year-by-year rankings. I’ve linked to my letterboxd comments where applicable.
Duel (Steven Spielberg) – 11, 1971
Modern Romance (Albert Brooks) – 3, 1981
Thief (Michael Mann) – 6, 1981
Something Wild (Jonathan Demme) – 6, 1986
Prince of Darkness (John Carpenter) – 19, 1987
The ‘Burbs (Joe Dante) – 14, 1989
Resident Evil: Extinction (Russell Mulcahy) – 16, 2007
Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg) – 39, 2008
Resident Evil: Afterlife (Paul WS Anderson) – 23, 2010
The Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard) – 8, 2011
Resident Evil: Retribution (Paul WS Anderson) – 27, 2012