Sunday, June 30, 2019

Films That I Saw: June 2019

In the month of June 2019, I saw a total of 28 films in 15 first-timers and 13 re-watches where four of the first-timers were directed by women (three by Kelly Reichardt) as part of the 52 Films by Women pledge. One of the highlights this month is my Blind Spot film in In the Realm of the Senses which is a film that I’m glad at least came with a warning label from Criterion as it a film of great extremes. Here are my top 10 first-timers that I saw for June 2019:

1. Toy Story 4

2. Loveless

3. Querelle

4. Alexander Nevsky

5. The Duchess

6. Happy End

7. Medium Cool

8. River of Grass

9. The Lion Has Wings

10. Ode

Monthly Mini-Reviews

Back to the 2015 Future

This fan-made short film about what happened if Marty McFly really went to 2015 and see what it really is as it is this strange tribute to the Back to the Future franchise. Yet, it mainly involves Marty trying to get back to 1985 where he would meet his future son. It’s a funny short as it also feature cameos from a few actors from the franchise as well as a superb performance from the guy playing Marty McFly.

This Magic Moment

An episode from 30 for 30 about the formation and rise of the Orlando Magic in the 1990s is definitely one of the best episodes of the documentary series from ESPN. Notably in how both Shaquille O’Neal and Anferney “Penny” Hardaway took an expansion franchise team from Orlando and made them a big deal. Even as they managed to make it to the finals only a few years after O’Neal and Hardaway were leading the team to prominence only to be swept by the Houston Rockets. It isn’t about what could’ve been with O’Neal and Hardaway but also the fact that for a small moment, the Orlando Magic were one of the hottest teams in basketball.

Top 10 Re-Watches:

1. Thief

2. Moonrise Kingdom

3. Atonement

4. In Her Shoes

5. Taps

6. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

7. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

8. Inside Deep Throat

9. Scent of a Woman

10. Fools Rush In

On 5:59 AM, June 30, 2019, my father Jose Roberto Flores died peacefully in his sleep at Emory. Due to these events, I will be taking a leave of absence for the time being as various projects are postponed. This is thevoid99 signing off…

© thevoid99 2019


Jay said...

I bizarrely like that back to the future short - thanks for sharing.

Often Off Topic said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Father, take as much time as you need and know we'll all be thinking of you, and looking forward to seeing your posts again when you're ready. x

Chris said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. Must be very difficult for you and your family right now. Take as long as you need.

Brittani Burnham said...

Even when I see "Loveless" typed out I just feel tired. What a heavy film. Fuck those parents forever.

Vinnieh said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts go out to you and your family.

Tom said...

My condolences.